Christian Education (TTCE)

TTCE 508 - Organizational LeadershipCredits 3

An analysis of leadership and administrative principles and processes as they apply to the church and parachurch agencies. Special attention to the relation of administrative functions and ministry.
When Offered: Spring. Note(s): Required of M.Div. (Christian Education), and M.A.C.E. students.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Post Masters Level, Doctoral Level or Graduate Level.

TTCE 514 - Women and Men in Christian MinistryCredits 2

An investigation of the role of women and men in ministry and leadership in the light of Scripture. Also includes a discussion of issues men and women in the ministry face when working together. Note(s): Elective. Required of M.A.C.M.L. (Women's Ministries).
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must not be School of Arts & Sciences, School of Professional Studies; must be Post Masters Level, Doctoral Level or Graduate Level.

TTCE 519 - Leadership Coaching and TeambuildingCredits 3

A synthesis of strategic approaches to executive Christian leadership through the efficient development, supervision, and support of vocational and volunteer staff, both individually and as ministry teams. Note(s): Required of Accelerated M.A.C.E. students. May be taken multiple times for credit.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Post Masters Level, Doctoral Level or Graduate Level.

TTCE 523 - Teaching MinistryCredits 3

Investigation into the major issues of educational psychology, including learning theory, motivation, learning styles and instructional methodologies with direct application to classroom use. Integration of theology and psychology an emphasis. Note(s): Required of M.A.C.E. students.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Post Masters Level, Doctoral Level or Graduate Level.

TTCE 543 - Counseling Adolescents and Their ParentsCredits 2

An overview of the issues related to providing pastoral counseling to adolescents and their parents including addictive behavioral problems, abnormal developmental concerns, intervention and enrichment counseling and awareness of when and to whom to refer adolescents for professional therapy.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must not be School of Arts & Sciences, School of Professional Studies; must be Post Masters Level, Doctoral Level or Graduate Level.

TTCE 556 - Christian Formation and DiscipleshipCredits 3

A study of the relationship between faith, intellect, personality, morality and culture as it relates to spiritual formation and development. Provides biblical, theological, psychological and sociocultural knowledge about human nature and development for the purpose of assisting students to develop holistic ministry implications for various teaching contexts. Note(s): Required of M.A.C.E. students.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Post Masters Level, Doctoral Level or Graduate Level.

TTCE 558 - Interpersonal DevelopmentCredits 3

Emphasis on personal and interpersonal growth through individual assignments and small group interactions. Opportunity given for spiritual, physical, emotional, mental and relational development, with attention to intercultural contexts.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Post Masters Level, Doctoral Level or Graduate Level.

TTCE 570 - Special Studies in Christian EducationCredits 2

Designed for students who desire a specific course content not covered in any of the regularly offered classes. May be taken twice with different emphases. Content will differ based on need/interest. Possible required fee. Note(s): By arrangement.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must not be School of Arts & Sciences, School of Professional Studies; must be Post Masters Level, Doctoral Level or Graduate Level.

TTCE 600 - Educational Ministry in the ChurchCredits 3

Analysis of ministries of edification as they relate to the personal, congregational and administrative aspects of ministry with people of all ages. Focus is on the explanation of various methods and resources available for ministry and on the development of individual skills in communicating and leading in these ministries. Note(s): Required of M.A. (Biblical and Theological Studies) and M.Div. (except Christian Education and Messianic Jewish Studies) students.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must not be School of Arts & Sciences, School of Professional Studies; must be Post Masters Level, Doctoral Level or Graduate Level.

TTCE 608 - Philosophy of MinistryCredits 3

Investigation into the theological, historical, and philosophical foundations that underlie Christian ministry. Examines the development of educational ministry as a discipline, reflecting on the tradition we have inherited and considering the changing ministry scene. Also includes and investigation of current practices of ministry through an analytical perspective. Designed to help the minister evaluate ministry programs and respond with remedial or enrichment strategies.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Post Masters Level, Doctoral Level or Graduate Level.

TTCE 612 - Missionary EducationCredits 2

Objectives, programming, activities and administrative methods of implementing a program of missionary education. Investigation into the auxiliary organization of the church's educational program through which missions are taught. Note(s): Elective. By arrangement.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must not be School of Arts & Sciences, School of Professional Studies; must be Post Masters Level, Doctoral Level or Graduate Level.

TTCE 616 - Principles of Curriculum DevelopmentCredits 2

Consideration of essential elements in curriculum formation. Intensive study of varied existing curricula. Analysis of contemporary trends in curriculum production. Note(s): Elective. By Arrangement.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: TTCE 521 or TTCE 523.
Restrictions: Must not be School of Arts & Sciences, School of Professional Studies; must be Post Masters Level, Doctoral Level or Graduate Level.

TTCE 622 - Theology, History and Philosophy of MinistryCredits 3

Investigation into the theological, historical, and philosophical foundations which underlie Christian ministry. Examines the development of educational ministry as a discipline, reflecting on the tradition we have inherited and considering the changing ministry scene. Also includes an investigation of current practices of ministry through an analytical perspective. Designed to help the minister evaluate ministry programs and respond with remedial or enrichment strategies. Note(s): Required of M.A.C.E. and M.Div. (Christian Education non-thesis) students.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must not be School of Arts & Sciences, School of Professional Studies; must be Post Masters Level, Doctoral Level or Graduate Level.

TTCE 625 - Staffing and Leadership in Children's MinistriesCredits 3

Explores recruiting, screening, and equipping volunteer leaders within children's ministries. Addresses policies and procedures, administrative processes, and current leadership issues within the context of a staff ministry position. Intentional focus on supervising volunteers and multiple staff, leading through conflict and criticism, navigating ministry transition, and sustaining leadership through season of ministry.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Post Masters Level, Doctoral Level or Graduate Level.

TTCE 636 - Independent StudyCredits 1-3

In-depth investigation of a topic under the guidance of the Christian Education department using standard research procedures. Topic selection is by advisor's approval. Note(s): Elective. By arrangement.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must not be School of Arts & Sciences, School of Professional Studies; must be Post Masters Level, Doctoral Level or Graduate Level.

TTCE 637 - Independent StudyCredits 1-3

In-depth investigation of a topic under the guidance of the Christian Education department using standard research procedures. Topic selection is by advisor's approval. Note(s): Elective. By arrangement.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must not be School of Arts & Sciences, School of Professional Studies; must be Post Masters Level, Doctoral Level or Graduate Level.

TTCE 639 - Applied Ministry ResearchCredits 2-3

Introduction to basic methods of Christian education research including the use of observation, interview, and program assessment with an emphasis on the development of critical thinking skills and writing. Students gain an understanding of church and parachurch ministries in their sociocultural settings, and are enabled to make ministries more relevant and effective. Theological researching included. Students develop a ministry research project as a part of this course. Note(s): Required of all M.A.C.E. students.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Post Masters Level, Doctoral Level or Graduate Level.

TTCE 649 - Instructional TechnologyCredits 2

Development and administration of media for ministry. Uses of the computer, print, audio, video, mixed media and multimedia technology for promotion, education and motivation. Note(s): Elective. By arrangement.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must not be School of Arts & Sciences, School of Professional Studies; must be Post Masters Level, Doctoral Level or Graduate Level.

TTCE 652 - Models and Trends in Children's MinistriesCredits 3

A broad overview of contemporary ministry to children and families. Students explore a survey of the history of religious education from biblical times to present day. Addresses the area of children's spiritual formation, the process of curriculum planning, and evaluating teaching/learning experiences. The field of children's ministries is analyzed in the context of cultural trends affecting children, families, and the church. Students develop a biblical philosophy for ministry to children and families as well as a systematic ministry development plan.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Post Masters Level, Doctoral Level or Graduate Level.

TTCE 655 - Strategic Ministry LeadershipCredits 3

Comprehensive overview of the leadership needs, expectations, roles, responsibilities, and competencies required for the effective executive leadership of Christian ministries, including church and their educational ministries. Special emphasis on the effective negotiation and the execution of organization mission, vision, authority, power, change, conflict, renewal, growth, and impact.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Post Masters Level, Doctoral Level or Graduate Level.

TTCE 664 - Youth Ministry Leadership and ProgrammingCredits 3

A step-by-step approach to the building of a ministry for adolescents and the process of developing an annual programming strategy for effective youth ministry. Special attention given to the development of the type of ministry model required to sustain emerging leaders and to provide dynamic programming. Emphasis may be on either junior high/middle school or high school age groups. Emphasis on the development of biblical community within the ministry.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Post Masters Level, Doctoral Level or Graduate Level.

TTCE 668 - Youth Ministry in Contemporary CultureCredits 3

Evaluation of cultural trends and mores in relation to the Christian formation of adolescents and their families. Analysis of student life on the junior and senior high school campus and the world at large, leading to the discovery of principles for effective ministry to students from diverse familial, cultural, and educational backgrounds.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Post Masters Level, Doctoral Level or Graduate Level.

TTCE 677 - Family Ministry in the Local ChurchCredits 3

Examines organization and administration of a program of family ministry in the local church. Includes an analysis of current trends in family ministry education. Note(s): Specialization elective.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Post Masters Level, Doctoral Level or Graduate Level.

TTCE 679 - Adult Development and DiscipleshipCredits 3

A study of issues and developmental tasks of adults toward Christian education. Attention to the ministry of meeting the needs and utilizing the potential of adults. Note(s): Specialization elective.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Post Masters Level, Doctoral Level or Graduate Level.

TTCE 680 - Topics in Christian EducationCredits 1-3

Selected topics in the field of Christian education. Note(s): May be taken multiple times with different content. Normally available to Christian education students only.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Post Masters Level, Doctoral Level or Graduate Level.

TTCE 683 - Camp LeadershipCredits 2

The philosophy, objectives, administration, program and leadership of a church-related camp. The use of worship, study, crafts, recreation and counseling in church camping. Investigation into trends of camping, centralized and decentralized camping. Techniques in planning and directing a camp program, including counselor training. Note(s): Elective.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must not be School of Arts & Sciences, School of Professional Studies; must be Post Masters Level, Doctoral Level or Graduate Level.

TTCE 690 - Practicum in MinistryCredit 1

Structured field experience in a C.E. ministry field site with an approved supervisor. Focus on the assessment and development of students' spiritual gifts and personal skills. Minimum 10 hours per week field involvement. Note(s): Required of M.A.C.E. students.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Post Masters Level, Doctoral Level or Graduate Level.

TTCE 724 - Advanced Methods of Educational InstructionCredits 2

Consideration given to the various philosophies of education, theories of learning, and the factors that influence learning. Emphasis given to becoming a more effective teacher. Variables in motivation, retention, transfer and high level thinking will be discussed. A supervised classroom teaching experience is required. Note(s): Required of Th.M. students.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must not be School of Arts & Sciences, School of Professional Studies; must be Post Masters Level, Doctoral Level or Graduate Level.

TTCE 780 - Directed Studies in Christian EducationCredits 1-3

Directed studies in the field of Christian education. Note(s): By Arrangement. May be taken multiple times with different content. Normally available to Christian education students only.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Post Masters Level, Doctoral Level or Graduate Level.

TTCE 790 - Educational PracticumCredit 1

Directed experiences conducted through a local ministry context. Similar content to TTCE 690, with applications to pastoral ministry. Minimum of 10 hours field involvement per week.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: TTPT 591, TTPT 592, TTPT 691, TTPT 692, 48 credits of class work. Required of, and limited to M.Div. students majoring in C.E.
Restrictions: Must be Post Masters Level, Doctoral Level or Graduate Level.