Children Ministry Emphasis

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Required Courses for the Degree
Prerequisite An undergraduate or graduate level course in psychology

3 credits


EDFN500 - Philosophical Foundations for Professionals
A religion or theology elective appropriate for emphasis (advisor consultation required)
DSRE610 - Teaching for Discipleship

Choose one of the following Courses:
Psychology Elective
DSRE651 - Foundations of Biblical Counseling
DSRE655 - Families in Society

DSRE606 - Contemporary Topics in Religious Education and Discipleship
Leadership practicum appropriate to emphasis area (instructor consultation required)
DSRE541 - Foundations of Biblical Spirituality
EDRM505 - Research Methods
DSRE620 - Scholarly & Professional Development

22 credits
Core Emphasis Courses DSRE678 - Spiritual Nurture of Children
DSRE648 - Workshop: Children’s Ministry

Choose six credits from the following Courses:
DSRE630 - Fostering Spiritual Growth
DSRE651 - Foundations of Biblical Counseling
DSRE680 - Field Practicum
EDCI565 - Improving Instruction
GDPC540 - Behavior and Emotional Problems of Children
EDCI650 - Curriculum Design & Development
DSRE658 - Internal Dynamics of Families
12 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 (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 credits