The MA / EM is an academically-oriented program that provides specialized study in the discipline of educational ministries broadly defined. The MA / EM melds academic and professional interests, providing participants a rigorous theoretical background in educational thinking with intentional application to the ministry context. It is designed for those with an undergraduate educational ministries program (or specialized EM program such as youth ministry, etc.) who wish to further their understanding of educational theory and its application; or for those without a signficiant educational background who recognize the necessity of helping persons grow in their Christain faith in the church and other Christian contexts.
Where can this degree take me?
The MA / EM is designed primarily for those who are either leading educational ministries or interested in pursuing further graduate or doctoral work in educational studies or a related discipline. It would serve as an excellent foundation for our PhD (Educational Studies), graduates of which currently serve in academic and organizational leadership roles worldwide, from colleges and universities to denominations and parachurch organizations. This program may also prepare you for teaching in Christian secondary schools and some Christian colleges.
What will I study?
A theology foundation is coupled with educational ministries core courses, which vary widely according to availability and your interests. Courses you’ll take include the following: