Graduate Certificates & Diplomas

  • GRADUATE CERTIFICATES

    Each of the Graduate Certificates represents 15 credits (5 subjects) in a specialized field of study:


    Graduate Certificate in Lay Ministries

    The Graduate Certificate in Lay Ministries is for the continuing education of any layperson involved in the church, so that they more deeply understand and appreciate the Christian faith, and may more skillfully participate in its ministries.



    Foundations of Christianity

    Introduction to Biblical Studies

    Foundations of Christian Education

    Christian Formation of Ministers

    Regulated elective in Christian Education or Pastoral Ministry


    Graduate Certificate in Intercultural Studies

    The Graduate Certificate in Intercultural Studies is intended for those preparing for missions service who may have finished another degree, and for missionaries intending to continue their education by focusing on missions studies.



    The World Mission

    Communication for Education and Ministry

    Intercultural Communication

    Cultural Anthropology

    Regulated elective in Intercultural Studies


    Graduate Certificate in Language Teaching Ministry

    The Graduate Certificate in Language Teaching Ministry is aimed to prepare students to teach English as a second language, primarily to prepare them for teaching inter-culturally.



    Applied Linguistics

    Second Language Acquisition

    Teaching Practicum



    One of the following

    Measurement and Evaluation

    Instructional Methods and Technology

    Teaching in Higher Education

    Values and Moral Development



    One of the following

    Communication for Education and Ministry

    Intercultural Communication

    Cultural Anthropology



    Graduate Certificate in Holistic Child Development

    The Graduate Certificate is aimed for those who are practitioners ministering to children in crisis. It is intended to be completed through two summers and a practicum.



    Child, Church and Mission

    Intervention Strategies with Children

    Holistic Nurture of Children

    Practicum



    One of the following:

    Learners with Special Needs

    Community Transformation and Development

    Communities of Practice

    Early Childhood Christian Education

    Children and the Church

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  • GRADUATE DIPLOMAS

    The Graduate Diploma programs aim to train men and women for ministry who either do not have the opportunity or need to pursue the normal seminary degrees of M.Div., M.A., or M.S.T. These certificates and diplomas focus upon preparing lay leadership for the church, but some full-time church workers may find this course appropriate for their needs. A bachelor’s degree from a recognized or approved institution is required for entrance. The minimum pre-seminary studies required for M.Div. and M.A. and M.S.T. students, however, are not required. Thirty (30) credit units – ten subjects – are required for the Graduate Diploma. The Graduate Diploma could be completed in one school year or one school year plus summer modules.


    Graduate Diploma in Christian Ministry

    The Graduate Diploma in Christian Ministry provides a vocational diploma for ministers or laypersons desiring foundational studies in Christian ministry, and constitutes a good core of subjects for the continuing education of ministers who have already served in the field.



    Introduction to Biblical Studies

    Foundations of Christianity

    Christian Formation of the Minister

    Biblical Hermeneutics

    Christian Holiness

    Communication in Education and Ministry



    Three of the following

    Urban Church Multiplication

    Urban Anthropology

    Pastoral Care & Counseling

    Foundations of Christian Education

    The Church in Asia-Pacific Societies

    Evangelism

    The World Mission

    One unregulated elective



    Graduate Diploma in Intercultural Studies

    The Graduate Diploma in Intercultural Studies, which can be accomplished in one year, is aimed to prepare missionaries, or to provide continuing education for missionaries who have already served on the field.



    The World Mission

    Communication for Education and Ministry

    Intercultural Communication

    Cultural Anthropology or Urban Anthropology

    Practicum



    Three of the following regulated electives

    Evangelism

    Urban Church Multiplication

    The Church in Asia-Pacific Societies

    Theology of Mission

    History of Missions



    Two unregulated electives



    Graduate Diploma in Holistic Child Development

    The Graduate Diploma in Holistic Child Development sharpens the skills of practitioners dealing with children at risk and in crisis, and prepares students for further graduate work.



    Foundations of Christian Education

    Child, Church and Mission

    Intervention Strategies with Children

    Practicum



    Four of the following regulated electives:

    Holistic Nurture of Children

    Children and the Church

    Early Childhood Christian Education

    Learners with Special Needs

    Community Development

    Christian Communities of Practice

    Two unregulated electives

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