Master of Arts in Children’s Ministry/Master of Arts in Discipleship
DUAL DEGREE PLAN
The dual degree, Master of Arts in Children’s Ministry and Master of Arts in Discipleship, is a program designed to prepare leaders for church-related ministries in the field of religious education. Graduates from this dual degree program are equipped to demonstrate an understanding of the needs of children, explore the principles of best strategies in teaching and reaching children, and implement ministry that impacts not only the child but the family. The program provides foundations in theological, educational, and practical programming for effective childhood ministry. This dual program will also equip graduates to demonstrate general biblical and theological knowledge; and develop, organize, conduct, and evaluate Discipleship ministry in various vocational assignments. Communicate and lead effectively in a variety of church settings.
In order to pursue a Dual Master’s Degree program, the applicant must apply to, meet the existing admission requirements for, and be accepted into each of the master’s degrees which comprise the dual degree program.
Note: Church Membership Requirement (for admission into the EDD in Educational Leadership—all concentrations, PHD in Leadership Studies’ Ministry Concentration, Master’s Ministry Degrees, and Advanced Ministry Certificate Programs): Within the last 12 months, the applicant must have been an active member of a Christian church that holds Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and who holds solely the Old Testament and the New Testament as sacred Scripture.
Old Testament Survey
New Testament Survey
Prerequisites may be met with equivalent courses from another institution or from a passing grade on the GSOM Old Testament and New Testament equivalency exams and do not count toward degree completion.
REQUIRED SHARED CURRICULUM - 24 hours (excluding prerequisites)
Required Shared Curriculum
DISC 5302 - Biblical Servant Leadership
MA in CHILDREN'S MINISTRY REQUIRED CURRICULUM - 18 hours (excluding prerequisites)
MACH 6311 - Early Childhood Ministry
MA in DISCIPLESHIP REQUIRED CURRICULUM - 18 hours (excluding prerequisites)
DISC 6301 - Christian Education in the Local Church
Required Shared Curriculum
MA in Children's Ministry Required Curriculum
MA in Discipleship Required Curriculum
TOTAL Dual Degree (excluding prerequisites)
+Prerequisite: MACH 6311, MACH 6312
(S-L)=Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.
Refer to individual course descriptions for course requisites.
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