M.Div. Teaching

The Basics

  • 85 credit hours (approx. 3-5 years)
  • Available on campus and online. Some classes specific to this concentration may only be available on campus in summer intensives. The Greek and Hebrew tracks are available in real time on-line via Zoom.
  • Goal: Provide adult level learning experiences that reflect sound andragogical practice and engagement in significant interaction with a selected field of study.

Program Courses:

Biblical Studies (20 hrs)

BT 500 The Bible’s Authority & Interpretation 2
OT 516 OT History & Interpretation 3
OT Inductive Bible OT 620, 621, 622, or 623 3
NT 512 NT History & Interpretation 3
NT 531 The Gospels 3

Choose:
Track 1: Hebrew
OT 651 Intermediate Hebrew Grammar 3
OT Exegesis OT 731, 732, 733, or 734 3
Track 2: Greek
NT 521 Greek Reading & Syntax  3
NT 642 The Epistles with Greek 3
Track 3: English Bible
OT Inductive Bible OT 620, 621, 622, or 623  3
NT Inductive Bible NT 535, 615, or 622 3

Theological Studies (14 hrs)

ST 504 Christ, Revelation, God, Humanity 3
ST 505 Salvation, Holy Spirit, Church, Last Things 3
ST 506 or BT 610 ST 506 Theology of Christian Holiness /
BT 610 Biblical Basis of Christian Holiness 2
ST 519 Theology of John Wesley 3
HT 604 History of Christian Thought . . .OR. . .
HT 504 History of Christianity 3

Philosophical Studies (6 hrs)

PH 520 or PH 610 PH 520 Philosophy for Understanding Theology/
PH 610 Moral Theology and the Gospel 3
AP 500 or AP(MS) 601 AP 500 Approaches to Apologetics/
AP(MS) 601 Apologetics in Cultural Change 3

Formational Studies (3 hrs)

DS 505 Discipleship and Spiritual Formation 3
Optional Discipleship Groups

Teaching Concentration (30 hrs)

PM 700 Theology and Practice of Pastoral Leadership 3
EV 605 Evangelism 3
TE 605 Learning Styles & Taxonomies 3
TE 610 Course Design and Evaluation 3
TE 715 Teaching Lab 3
TE 720 Practice Teaching 3
RS 001 New Student Orientation 0
Advanced Teaching Cognate (four related courses) 12

General Electives (12 hrs)

Includes beginning Hebrew or Greek for those entering seminary without these courses and choosing the Hebrew of Greek Track.

For detailed program information, please see the academic catalog.