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Director of M.A.C.E.
Adlín Cotto is a graduate from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, where she earned a BS in Biology, with a minor in Psychology. She also earned a Master of Arts in Christian Education and Ph.D. in Student Ministry from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
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Master of Arts in Christian Education
Core Studies
Code
Course
Credits
BHCTI 5000

Gateway

(BHCTI 5000)
An introduction and orientation to B. H. Carroll Theological Institute's distinctive competency-based curriculum with its core ingredients. The scope of the course will deal with the nexus and teaching church concepts, accession of all online data, navigation through the online library, and guidance to research and writing. Students must pass the Gateway Course in order to enroll in subsequent courses. Additional $50 fee for instrumentation of testing and evaluation.
2
SWBIT 5111

Biblical Interpretation

(SWBIT 5111)
An introduction to the nature of the Bible; the definition of and need for hermeneutics; a survey of historical and contemporary hermeneutical approaches; the principles of a grammatical-historical-theological-practical approach; and case studies of biblical passages that illustrate the principles.
2
FHCHS 5211

Baptist Heritage

(FHCHS 5211)
A basic survey of Baptist history and denominational life in Britain , Europe, and North America with attention focused on the developments relevant for Southern Baptists.
2
MFFND 5111

The Teaching Church

(MFFND 5111)
A study of the biblical and theological basis for the teaching ministry of the church. Emphasis will be given to the purposes of education in New Testament churches and principles related to application.
2
MFADM 5111

The Functioning Church

(MFADM 5111)
A study of the biblical and theological basis for the administration ministry of the church. Focus will be given to the biblical principles of enlisting, training, and supervising leaders for church ministries.
2
MFLDS 5111

Leadership in Ministry

(MFLDS 5111)
A study of the principles and practices of leadership for Christian ministry. It includes reflections on the role and ministry of leaders within church, community, and denomination.
2
WMWOR 5211

Christian Disciplines

(WMWOR 5211)
An introductory study of the biblical foundations, traditions, and practice of Christian disciplines. Students will be encouraged to enrich their own spiritual lives and to mentor others in the disciplines of the Christian life.
2
WMWOR 5111

Christian Worship

(WMWOR 5111)
An introductory study of the biblical foundations, traditions, and practice of Christian worship. Emphasis will be given to the nature, purpose, forms, planning, and leading of corporate worship.
2
WMEVA 5111

Christian Witness

(WMEVA 5111)
An introductory study of the biblical foundations, traditions, and practice of Christian witness. Emphasis will be given to developing creative methods to share Christ and transform the church and surrounding community.
2
 

Old Testament Group

Choose 2 of 3 of the following courses offered:
Old Testament III (SWBLI 5113)
An introduction to each Old Testament book with emphasis on historical issues, theological interpretations, and contemporary applications. The prophetic books from Isaiah through Malachi.
Old Testament II (SWBLI 5112)
An introduction to each Old Testament book with emphasis on historical issues, theological interpretations, and contemporary applications. The historical books from Ruth through Esther, and the Wisdom Literature from Job through the Song of Solomon.
Old Testament I (SWBLI 5111)
An introduction to each Old Testament book with emphasis on historical issues, theological interpretations, and contemporary applications. Pentateuch, Joshua, and Judges.
4
 

New Testament Group

Choose 2 of 3 of the following courses offered:
New Testament III (SWBLI 5213)
An introduction to the General Letters and Revelation. These writings will be studied in terms of historical setting, religious background, literary composition, theological message, and interrelationship with the Old Testament.
New Testament II (SWBLI 5212)
An introduction to Acts and the Pauline Letters. These writings will be studied in terms of historical setting, religious background, literary composition, theological message, and interrelationship with the Old Testament.
New Testament I (SWBLI 5211)
An introduction to the Gospels. These writings will be studied in terms of historical setting, religious background, literary composition, theological message, and interrelationship with the Old Testament.
4
 

Christian Theology Group

Choose 2 of 3 of the following courses offered:
Christian Theology III (FHBTH 5113)
The nature, sources, and scope of systematic theology; the Christian life, the church, and the consummation.
Christian Theology II (FHBTH 5112)
The nature, sources, and scope of systematic theology; the person of Jesus Christ, the work of Christ, and the Holy Spirit.
Christian Theology I (FHBTH 5111)
The nature, sources, and scope of systematic theology; the doctrines of revelation and the Bible, God, creation and providence, man and sin.
4
 

Christian Heritage Group

Choose 2 of 3 of the following courses offered:
Christian Heritage III (FHCHS 5113)
A general survey of the history of Christianity; the early modern era to the present.
Christian Heritage II (FHCHS 5112)
A general survey of the history of Christianity; the Reformation.
Christian Heritage I (FHCHS 5111)
A general survey of the history of Christianity; the New Testament period.
4
 
Total
34

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Additional Studies
Code
Course
Credits
MFFND 5112

History and Philosophy of Christian Education

A study of the ideas and events that have shaped educational thought with an analysis of the influence of these ideas on contemporary Christian educational practice. The student will develop a personal philosophy of education that integrates the Christian experience.
2
MFADM 5112

Administration of the Church Family

A study of the need for developing a theology of service for church leaders that includes church polity and organization. Focus on discovering leaders through spiritual gifts, qualifications for service, proper ways of enlisting and equipping people to serve.
2
MFFND 5113

Educational Psychology

An analysis of educational theories in the context of Christian education. Studies in theories of learning, motivation for learning, classroom management, and effective testing practice. Attention will be given to the teaching method of Jesus.
2
FHPHI 5211

Apologetics

A study of various approaches to a defense of Christianity. Emphasis will be placed upon developing an apologetic method appropriate to the cultural context in which the student ministers.
2
MFFND 5115

Principles of Teaching

A study of the principles and methods of effective Christian teaching, including the development of presentation skills. Approaches include planning and teaching for knowledge/ understanding, development of values, and development of skills which enhance personal Christian ministry.
2
MFPSY 5521

Human Growth and Development

This course is an overview of developmental process beginning prior to birth and continuing through death, including how individuals develop cognitively, emotionally, physically, spiritually, and relationally across the lifespan. Students will consider applicability of life stage development and transitions to various counseling and ministry settings.
3.0
BHCTI 5311

Supervised Ministry I

A vocationally relevant, experientially based supervised internship in the praxis of ministry. Under the supervision of an experienced minister, the student will observe, follow guidance, and put into practice good principles of Christian ministry. Supervised Ministry may only be started after the completion of 30 units of study. (M.Div. and M.A.C.E. degrees)
2
BHCTI 5312

Supervised Ministry II

A vocationally relevant, experientially based supervised internship in the praxis of ministry. Under the supervision of an experienced minister, the student will observe, follow guidance, and put into practice good principles of Christian ministry. Supervised Ministry may only be started after the completion of 30 units of study. (M.Div. and M.A.C.E. degrees)
2.0
Free Electives in any Cluster
4
 
Total
21

 
Degree Total
55

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Director of M.A.C.E.
Adlín Cotto is a graduate from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, where she earned a BS in Biology, with a minor in Psychology. She also earned a Master of Arts in Christian Education and Ph.D. in Student Ministry from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
p:  972.580.7600