2013-2014 Catalog

 

Christian Education - B.S

Purpose

The Christian Education major consists of a program of 40 credit hours designed to prepare a student to serve in a church staff position such as a director of Christian education, director of children's ministry, or director of adult ministries. The Christian Education major also prepares students to serve in para-church organizations (such as Youth for Christ or Young Life) or in Christian camps, church-related child-care ministries, etc. The completion of this major does not fulfill all of the educational requirements for ordination in The Wesleyan Church.

General Education Requirements

Students in this major meet the general education requirements by taking the approved standard courses.

Requirements (40-41 credits)

Required Courses

CED-252Introduction to Christian Education

3

BIL-202Inductive Bible Study

3

BIL-Advanced Bible elective 300 and 400 level

3

THE-232Basic Christian Doctrine

3

PSY-250Developmental Psychology

3

-or

PSY-251Child Development

3

-and

PSY-252Adolescent Growth and Development

3

YTH-355Youth Programming and Management

3

-and

YTH-355PYouth Programming Practicum

1

-or

-another course in youth ministry approved by the student's advisor

3

CED-240Teaching the Bible to Adults

3

CED-354Working With Children

3

CED-360Curriculum Theory and Development

3

CED-357Christian Education Practicum

1

CED-358Christian Education Practicum

1

CED-359Christian Education Practicum

1

CED-455Christian Education in the Family

3

CED-490Leading Christian Education (Capstone)

3

REL-226Christian Spirituality: Experiencing God

3

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