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M.A. in Christian Education The purpose of the Master of Arts in Christian Education program is to equip persons for service in Christian education and related ministries, usually in a local church or church-related organization. This Seminary program is designed to be completed within two academic years, beginning in a Fall semester. The M.A.C.E. builds upon the requirements of the M.A. in Ministry Leadership giving students an opportunity to do focused study in a particular area of ministry. Candidates for the M.A.C.E. degree are required to consult with a Christian Education faculty member in planning their program of study in order to accomplish the objectives of the program within a minimum of two years.

Admissions Requirements Admission to this program is limited to persons holding a Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent who also meet all other admission requirements for the Seminary.

Degree Requirements Master of Arts in Christian Education students must complete 30 semester hours of core studies, 18 semester hours of prescribed Christian Education courses, and 15 semester hours of Christian Education electives, for a total of 63 semester hours of credit with an overall GPA of 2.0 or better. Not more than 10 additional semester hours may be taken to make up a deficiency in quality points that are required for the M.A.C.E. degree.

Master of Arts Core IND5000 Introduction to the Cooperative Program OTS5110 Old Testament: Pentateuch and Historical Books OTS5120 Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry, and Prophets NTS5110 New Testament: Acts, Epistles, and Revelation NTS5120 New Testament: Jesus and the Gospels BTI5100 Hermeneutics HIS5130 Baptist History: Identity, Heritage, and Polity MIS5000 Introduction to Great Commission Studies THE6110 Christian Theology I THE6120 or 6130 Christian Theology II OR Christian Theology III PHI5100 or ETH5100 Christian Philosophy OR Christian Ethics

Christian Education Core Requirements CED6500 CED6510 CED6520 CED6610 CED6630 CED6640

Paradigms of Education and Leadership Learning Theories and Applications Ministry Planning and Program Design Ministry of Teaching and Discipleship Ministry of Leadership and Equipping Team Ministry Leadership

Christian Education Electives and Ministry Practicum

30 0 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

18 3 3 3 3 3 3


Four Ministry area electives may be taken with the CED prefix. Students must also take a practicum course.

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The official Academic Catalog of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary