MASTER OF ARTS IN CHRISTIAN EDUCATION
PURPOSE OF THE PROGRAM
The Master of Arts in Christian Education (MACE) is a 72-hour program designed to develop and equip experienced leaders called to serve in educational ministry. This is accomplished by integrating foundational principles of education with learning theories, educational psychology, and teaching methodologies within the framework of a biblical worldview. The program is designed to assist leaders who desire to serve or currently serve in an educational capacity e.g., Sunday school superintendent, minister of education, family life minister, youth minister, early childhood educator, Christian school or Christian college teacher, adult education caregiver, or those in executive or administrative leadership. The program is for the following:
- Christian workers (professional or lay) in positions where the master’s degree will allow entrance into a Christian vocation which would not otherwise be possible;
- Those who wish to gain expertise in areas such as educational philosophy and history, learning theory, teaching skills, assessment, intercultural diversity, and curriculum design within the context of a Christian worldview.
The standard academic prerequisite for the MACE is a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution. Applicants should have a minimum GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants must sign that they have read and are in agreement with the Doctrinal Statement and will uphold it, and that they will abide by the Biblical Code of Conduct, Academic Code of Honor, Drug and Alcohol Policy, Payment Policy, and all other academic and financial policies. Additional requirements can be found on the Application for Admission or beginning on page 55.
- CE 5560 Foundations of Christian Education 1
- CE 5564 Learning Theories and Teaching Strategies
- CE 7564 Human Development and Education Psychology