Family Life Emphasis

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Required Courses for the Degree
Prerequisite An undergraduate or graduate level course in psychology.
For those applying for CFLE certification, a course like GDPC520 Life Span Development or GDPC614 Human Development is recommended
Core EDFN 500 - Philosophical Foundations for Professionals
A religion or theology elective appropriate for emphasis (advisor consultation required)

DSRE 610 - Teaching for Discipleship
Or EDCI 565 - Improving Instruction

DSRE655 - Families in Society
Leadership practicum appropriate to emphasis area (instructor consultation required)
EDRM 505 - Research Methods
DSRE 541 - Foundations of Biblical Spirituality
DSRE 620 - Scholarly and Professional Development 
22 credits
Core Emphasis Courses DSRE503 Marriage, Family & Interpersonal Relationships
DSRE 635 - Christian Perspectives on Professional Ethics 

DSRE 657 - Social Policy 
Or SOWK550 Social Policy (if pursuing CFLE certification)

DSRE 658 - Internal Dynamics of Families 
DSRE651 - Foundations of 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 (10 credits) and to scholarship in education or religious education (4 credits) is dependent upon prior undergraduate and graduate learning AND the particular MA (Religious Education) emphasis area chosen. 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. 0-14 credits
  Total 48


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