Bible Teaching (Online Only)

The Bible Teaching concentration prepares K-12 teachers who do not have a religion/theology background to teach Bible classes, while those with a strong religion/theology background but no educational background are given advanced standing and introduced to principles of pedagogy/andragogy.

Required Courses for the Degree

Biblical Spirituality DSLE 541 -Foundations of Biblical Spirituality 3 credits
Theology THST 616 - Doctrine of God 2 Credits
Discipleship & Religious Education

DSLE 503 - Marriage, Family, & Interpersonal Relationships

DSLE 534 - Ministry to Youth and Young Adults

Or

DSLE 607 - Intergenerational Ministry

DSLE 610 - Teaching for Discipleship

8 Credits

Church History

CHIS 506 - Church History to 1500

CHIS 507 - Church History 1500 to Present

2 Credits
World Mission

MSSN - World Missions Course

2 Credits

Required Courses

 

DSLE 605 - Foundations for Religious Education

DSLE 606 - Philosophical Foundations for Professionals

DSLE 633 - K-12 Faith Development & Bible Methods

Choose one out of the following three Courses:
EDRM 505 - Research Methods

GSEM 520 - Methods in Biblical & Theological Research

DSLE 620 - Scholarly & Professional Development

GSEM 680 - MA Comprehensive Exam or MA Thesis

10
credits
Concentration Courses

CHIS 570 - History of the SDA Church

CHIS 571 - The Life & Writings of Ellen G. White

NTST 539 - Studies in Revelation

Choose of of the following courses

NTST 535 - Studies in Pauline Writings

NTST 538 - Studies in Hebrews

NTST 536 - Studies in Gospels

OTST 546 - Studies in Daniel (English)

OTST 566 - Studies in the Pentateuch (English)

GSEM 530 - Doctrine of the Sanctuary

DSLE 616 - Collaborative Ministry: Partnering in Discipleship & Missions

EDFN 688 - Integration of Faith & Learning

EDTE 508 - Principles of Teaching & Learning

EDTE 524 - Classroom Testing & Evaluation

 

21
credits
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 (Discipleship in Lifespan Education) concentration 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
credits

 

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