Family Life Emphasis

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Required Courses for the Degree
Prerequisite A Course in Human Growth and Development in the Graduate or Undergraduate Level
Recommended Course: GDPC520 Psychological Dev of the Life Span
Core EDFN 500 - Philosophical Foundations for Professionals
DSRE 610 - Teaching for Discipleship or EDCI 565 - Improving Instruction
Psychology/Sociology/ or DSRE658 - Internal Dynamics of Family
DSRE 605 - Issues in Religious Education
Leadership study or practicum appropriate to emphasis area
EDRM 505 - Research Methods
DSRE 541 - Foundations of Biblical Spirituality
DSRE 620 - Scholarly and Professional Development 
20 credits
Core Emphasis Courses DSRE503 Marriage, Family & Interpersonal Relationships
DSRE 635 - Christian Perspectives on Professional Ethics 
DSRE 657 - Family Law and Public Policy 
DSRE 658 - Internal Dynamics of Families 
DSRE651 - Fnds. Biblical Counseling (not required for CFLE certification)
DSRE 659 - Human Sexuality
DSRE 679 - Parenting Education and Guidance 
DSRE 680 - Field Practicum: Religious Education 
CHMN 575 - Principles of Stewardship 
or 24 if seeking CFLE Certification
Advanced Standing Courses relevant to scholarship in religion (11 credits) and to scholarship in education or religious education (5 credits) under advisement based on evaluation of prior learning. The courses will be distributed appropriately  in the course plan. Advanced standing may be obtained for these credits based on a background of advanced theological or educational study or prior extensive undergraduate studies in religion, religious education, or education. 0-16 credits
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