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Christian Education Major

Good teachers are some of the greatest influencers of young people in the world! At the Athens College of Ministry, we teach our students the importance of applied learning that leads to understanding. Our Christian Education majors develop impactful teaching methods and how to integrate authentic assessments into optimal learning experiences.

Certificate in Christian Education

Program Completion Plan
Certificate in Christian Ministry: Christian Education

30 Credits
Completion Time: 2 Semesters

Christian Core Courses
CS 101 Foundations of Faith
BS 101 Old Testament Survey
BS 102 Old Testament Survey
CS 102 His Creation: Identity in Christ
CS 103 Prayer & Spiritual Direction
CS 201 The Great Commission: Evangelism
CS 202: The Great Commission: Discipleship

Major Courses
1 Christian Education course

Faith-in-Action Apprenticeship
FIA 201 Case Studies in Ministry
FIA 250 Apprenticeship in Action

Associate of Arts with a major in Christian Education

Students interested in teaching in a variety of curricular areas should consider earning an Associate’s Degree with a major in Christian Education as a strong foundation for their college career. They will develop a solid Christian worldview, accomplish general education credits (mathematics, science, language, humanities, etc.), and begin their studies in the area of effective teaching and learning.

Program Completion Plan
Associate of Arts in Christian Ministry: Christian Education

60 Credits
Completion Time: 4-5 Semesters

Christian Core Courses
CS 101 Foundations of Faith
BS 101 Old Testament Survey
BS 102 Old Testament Survey
CS 102 His Creation: Identity in Christ
CS 103 Prayer & Spiritual Direction
CS 201 The Great Commission: Evangelism
CS 202: The Great Commission: Discipleship

General Education Requirements
EN 101 English 101
1 Foreign Language or 1 Biblical Language course
1 Mathematics course
1 Science course
1 Humanities course (e.g. Literature, Music, Art, Social Sciences, etc.)

Major
CC 352 God’s Design for Sexual Wholeness
ED 301 Christian Philosophy of Education
ED 402 The Art & Science of Teaching
2 additional Christian Education courses

Faith-in-Action Apprenticeship
FIA 201 Case Studies in Ministry
FIA 250 Apprenticeship in Action

Bachelor of Arts with a major in Christian Education

Those who major in Christian Education at the Bachelor’s Degree level will be fully qualified to teach biblical studies and Christian studies in a private Christian school. Bachelor’s Degree students in Christian Education will also be very well qualified to lead K-12 Christian Education programs in a local church or serve as the head of a Home School network.

Program Completion Plan
Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry: Christian Education

120 Credits
Completion Time: 8-9 Semesters

Christian Core Courses (21 credits)
CS 101 Foundations of Faith
BS 101 Old Testament Survey
BS 102 Old Testament Survey
CS 102 His Creation: Identity in Christ
CS 103 Prayer & Spiritual Direction
CS 201 The Great Commission: Evangelism
CS 202: The Great Commission: Discipleship

General Education Requirements (30 credits)
EN 101 English Composition
2 Foreign Language or Biblical Languages
1 Mathematics course
1 Science course
1 Humanities course (e.g. Literature, Music, Art, Social Sciences, etc.)
4 General Education elective courses

Major (36 credits)
BS 351 Inductive Bible Study
CC 352 God’s Design for Sexual Wholeness
CS 351 Spiritual Warfare & Victory in Christ
ED 300 An Introduction to Christian Education
ED 301 Christian Philosophy of Education
ED 303 Reading Instruction
ED 400 Curriculum, Instruction, & Assessment
ED 402 The Art & Science of Teaching
ED 403 Personal Spiritual Formation
2 Biblical Studies Courses
1 additional Christian Education course

Electives (18 credits)
6 elective courses
Note: Christian Education majors may choose to use elective credits to complete any additional teacher certification courses or to build qualifications to teach in a minor area.

Faith-in-Action Apprenticeship (15 credits)
FIA 201 Case Studies in Ministry
12 additional FIA credits

Master's Certificate in Christian Education

The Master’s Certificate  with a focus on Christian Education or Educational Leadership is ideal for anyone already working in education who seeks to grow their repertoire of impactful teaching strategies or to strengthen their ability to lead others effectively in an academic setting.

Program Completion Plan
Master’s Certificate in Christian Ministry: Christian Education
15 Credits
Completion Time: 2 Semesters

Christian Education
ED 603 Personal Spiritual Formation
ED 600 Curriculum, Instruction, & Assessment
ED 602 The Art & Science of Teaching
2 additional Christian Education courses

Educational Leadership
ED 603 Personal Spiritual Formation
ED 501 Christian Philosophy of Education
LS 512 The Dynamics of Leadership
LS 530 Effective Leadership Communication

1 additional Christian Education course

Master of Arts with a major in Christian Education

The ACMin Master’s Degree major in Christian Education is designed for those who have majored in a variety of curricular areas and who have chosen teaching as a career but lack professional teacher education credentials. Through their coursework, Master’s Degree students will have the ability to serve in areas of administration in Christian settings.

Program Completion Plan
Master of Arts in Christian Ministry: Christian Education

60 Credits
Completion Time: 4-5 Semesters

Christian Core Courses
BS 501 Old Testament Survey
BS 502 New Testament Survey
CS 502 His Creation: Identity in Christ
CS 503 Prayer & Spiritual Direction
CS 504 The Great Commission: Evangelism
CS 505: The Great Commission: Discipleship

Major
CC 552 God’s Design for Sexual Wholeness
ED 500 An Introduction to Christian Education
ED 501 Christian Philosophy of Education
ED 600 Curriculum, Instruction, & Assessment
ED 602 The Art & Science of Teaching
ED 603 Personal Spiritual Formation
2 additional Christian Education courses

Faith-in-Action Apprenticeship
FIA 501 Case Studies in Ministry
6 credits Apprenticeship in Action

Master of Divinity with a major in Christian Education

Master of Divinity with a major in Christian Education will:
-prepare students with a strong theological foundation for the pragmatic aspects of leadership in the church or other types of ministry settings;
-provide students for effective leadership across a broad range of ministry areas;
-equip students with a solid specialization in the area of Christian Education;
-qualify students for admission to doctorate-level studies such as a DMin or Ph.D.; and
-make students eligible for ordination in most denominations.

Program Completion Plan
Master of Divinity: Christian Education

90 Credits
Completion Time: 7-8 Semesters

Christian Core Courses
BS 501 Old Testament Survey
BS 502 New Testament Survey
CS 502 His Creation: Identity in Christ
CS 503 Prayer & Spiritual Direction
CS 504 The Great Commission: Evangelism
CS 505: The Great Commission: Discipleship

Program Core Courses
BS 550 Systematic Theology
BS 551 Inductive Bible Study
CS 531 Church History
CS 551 Spiritual Warfare & Victory in Christ
CS 603 Personal Spiritual Formation
CC 504 Introduction to Care & Counseling
IC 510 World Religions & Cross-Cultural Ministry
ED 602 The Art & Science of Teaching
WA 575 Biblical Foundations of Worship
LS 612 The Dynamics of Leadership

Christian Education Major
ED 500 An Introduction to Christian Education
ED 501 Christian Philosophy of Education
ED 503 Reading Instruction
ED 600 Curriculum, Instruction, & Assessment
3 additional Christian Education courses
1 semester of Greek or Hebrew language

Faith-in-Action Apprenticeship
FIA 501 Case Studies in Ministry
9 credits Apprenticeship in Action

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