The MDiv/MSEd (MA) degree program will prepare ministers who can employ the latest educational philosophies, strategies, and methods in congregational ministry environments as well as in public and private educational settings.
As denominational structures have diminished in size and influence, so too have the Christian Education products and services they once provided. Further, many churches have changed philosophies and methodologies of ministries of every sort, not the least of which their understanding of Christian Education. It is also true that church related elementary and high schools are on the increase for a number of reasons. The Master of Divinity degree would provide the biblical, theological, and ministerial foundations for such positions, while the Master of Science in Education (Exam) or Master of Arts (Thesis) degree would equip students with the education skills necessary for the positions.