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M.A. in Christian Education

Mission Statement

As a graduate degree of the Department of Christian Education, the mission of the M.A.C.E. program is to develop and equip experienced church and parachurch servant-leaders in mind, character, and ability to serve God and further His kingdom through biblically-based educational ministries, according to a particular area of specialization.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Master of Arts in Christian Education, students will be able to:


Critically assess the biblical, philosophical, and theological foundation of ministries within churches and parachurch organizations.


Identify and interpret the process of holistic spiritual development and learning for leadership, teaching, and interpersonal/intercultural relationships.


Integrate biblical perspectives and values toward God and self into a values complex in order to articulate specific practices for a vital personal life.


Demonstrate skills in leadership administration.


Demonstrate skills in ministry functions (including: evangelism, discipleship, teaching, counseling and pastoral skills.)


Curriculum Map

A Curriculum Map shows which courses in a degree program are responsible to intentionally develop each PLO at the Introductory, Developing, and Mastery levels.

Assessment Plan

An Assessment Plan is a listing of the student work that will be used to assess achievement of each learning outcome.

Assessment Schedule

An Assessment Schedule is a 5-year schedule that indicates when each of the PLOs will be assessed and when the comprehensive Program Review will occur.

Annual PLO Assessment Reports

The Annual Reports from each year’s PLO assessment.

Program Review Executive Summary

The Executive Summary report from the most recent comprehensive Program Review.