MA (Religious Education) Customized Emphasis

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Required Courses for the Degree
Prerequisite  An undergraduate or graduate level course in psychology, preferably Lifespan Development

2-3 credits


EDFN 500 Philosophical Foundations of Education
A religion or theology elective appropriate for emphasis (advisor consultation required)
DSRE 605 Contemporary Topics in Religious Education & Discipleship
DSRE 680 Field Practicum: Leadership (instructor consultation required)
DSRE 541 Foundations of Biblical Spirituality
EDRM 505 Research Methods
DSRE 620 Scholarly & Professional Development

DSRE 610 Teaching for Discipleship
Or EDCI 565 Improving Instruction

Choose one out of the following three Courses:
Psychology Elective
DSRE 651 Foundations of Biblical Counseling
DSRE 655 Families in Society

22 credits
Customized Emphasis Courses Student chooses 4 courses, a total of 12 credits, appropriate to emphasis (advisor consultation required) 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