Education Programs of Study

Program Description

The degrees offered in Divinity are awarded to students completing 64 credit hours for Associate of Arts; an additional 64 credit hours for Bachelor of Arts; 48 Credit hours for Master and 68 Credit Hours for Doctorate. This program is designed to combine the core classes’ electives, and special topics with the general requirement for completion of each degree study.

program objectives

The objectives of these programs are basic to the institution’s general purpose and philosophy, and are in keeping with the objectives of the particular concentration. Specifically, these programs of study enable students to:
1. Demonstrate a general knowledge of the Bible, including a comprehensive understanding of the major books on Human Services
2. Develop an understanding of the underlying principles of Biblical
3. Apply correct biblical principles in decision making and personal Christian
4. Make effective use of the Bible in a particular ministry of general Christian
5. Develop a understanding of the historical application Human Services of
religion in America and elsewhere;
6. Develop a working knowledge of various manuscripts and translation of
the Bible;
7. Achieve skills in research methodology and preparation of major research

Prior Knowledge/prerequisites

The prerequisite for enrollment in the Associate of Education is a GED or High School Diploma. For enrollment in the Bachelor of Education is an earned Associate in Education. For enrollment in the Master of Education is an earned degree in Bachelor of Education. For enrollment in the Doctor of Education is an earned degree in Master of Education. These prerequisites should include a minimum of 19 credit hours in Bible.

Course # Course Name Credit
En-131 English Grammar 3 credit hours
En-132 English Composition 3 credit hours
Bi-122 O.T Survey 3 credit hours
Bi-123 N.T. Survey 3 credit hours
Bi-134 Manners & Customs I 3 credit hours
Bi-135 Manners & Customs II 3 credit hours
Ph-122 Beginning Hermeneutics 3 credit hours
Mi-123 Missions 3 credit hours
Ma-131 Basic Mathematics 3 credit hours
Bi-131 The Pentateuch 4 credit hours
Bi-136 The Gospels 3 credit hours
Mi-121 Evangelism 3 credit hours
Th-221 Bible Doctrine I 3 credit hours
Th-222 Bible Doctrine II 3 credit hours
Bi-233 Bible Archeology 4 credit hours
Th-331 Systematic Theology I 3 credit hours
Th-332 Systematic Theology II 3 credit hours
En-133 Children English Literature 3 credit hours
Pm-223 Beginning Homiletics 4 credit hours
Pm-224 Pastoral Administration 4 credit hours

Total 64 credit hours

Course # Course Name
Ps-331 General Psychology 3 credit hours
Bi-231 Acts & Pauline Epistles 4 credit hours
Bi-322 Intro. To O.T. Prophets 3 credit hours
Bi-324 Minor Prophets 3 credit hours
Bi-329 Galatians & Ephesians 4 credit hours
Ce-331 Christian Teaching 3 credit hours
Ce-333 Ministering to Children 4 credit hours
Ce-334 Youth Education in the Church 4 credit hours
Ce-335 Christian School Teaching I 3 credit hours
Ce-336 Christian School Teaching II
3 credit hours
Phil-431 Biblical Reasoning 3 credit hours
Ce-422 Growth and Development of the Young
Child 3 credit hours
Ce-423 In service Project 3 credit hours
Ce-431 External Education 3 credit hours
Ce-434 Church Education 3 credit hours
Ph-332 Apologetics 3 credit hours
Ce-451 Teaching and Learning 3 credit hours
Ce-582 Practicum: Method and Culture in Education 3 credit hours
Electives 6 credit hours
Total 64 credit hours

Course # Course Name Credit
Rel-531 Philosophy of Religion
Bi-532 Mosaic Writing 3 credit hours
4 credit hours
Ce-435 O.T. Literature 4 credit hours
Ce-436 N.T. Literature 4 credit hours
Ce-533 History of Christian Education 4 credit hours
Ce-534 A Theology of Christian Education 4 credit hours
Ce-535 Direct Readings 3 credit hours
Ce-539 The Art of Teaching 3 credit hours
Bi-532 Ancient Mid-East History 4 credit hours
Bi-621 Computer Skills 3 credit hours
Ce-582 Foundation of Education 3 credit hours
Ce-585 Supporting Students with Challenging Behaviors 3 credit hours
Ce-593 Legal and Ethical Issues in Education 3 credit hours
Ph-Re- 532 Comparative Religion 3 credit hours

Total 48 credit hours
SPT-698 Master’s Thesis 6 credit hours

Course # Course Name Credit
Th-639 Three Views on the Millennium and Beyond 4 credit hours
Th-642 A Theology of Matthew 3 credit hours
Ce-707 Curriculum and Assessment 4 credit hours
Ce-715 Reading and Language Development 3 credit hours
Ph-Re-631 Advance Apologetics I 3 credit hours
Ph-Re-632 Advance Apologetics II 3 credit hours
Rel-631 Jewish History 3 credit hours
Rel-632 Jewish History 3 credit hours
Rel-633 World religion 4 credit hours
Ce-718 Special Education Assessment 4 credit hours
Ce-719 Consultation in Special Education 4 credit hours
Ce-841 Methods of Teaching in Special Education 4 credit hours
Ce- 849 Methods of Teaching in Adult Education 4 credit hours
Ce-851 Methods of Teaching in General Education 4 credit hours
Ce-878 Field Experience I in Education 6 credit hours
Ce-879 Field Experience II in Education 6 credit hours
Ce-920 Teaching Portfolio 6 credit hours

Total 68 credit hours
SPT-Dis 898 Dissertation 9 credit hours