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Master of Arts in Christian Education program

Africa International University

Masters Program 2 Years

Course Details

Course Overview

The Master of Arts in Christian Education (MACE) is a two year program requiring 96 credit hours of course work. The Program is designed for equipping potential and functional leaders with knowledge, skills and character qualities to enable those trained to go on to serve in church education ministries, teach in theological institutions, or teach Christian Religious Education (C.R.E.) in public schools.

Minimum Entry Requirements

All candidates for admission must meet the following requirements:
1. Clear evidence of a personal and vibrant faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord,
2. Evidence of a divine call to the Christian ministry attested through references and church endorsement,
3. A mature Christian character,
4. Assent to the NEGST statement of Faith. (See below)
5. An official report of a recent physical examination (not required of part-time students),
6. Potential for continued intellectual and spiritual growth, and
7. A recognised first degree with a minimum of Second Class Honors Lower, or a minimum GPA of 2.75 in a 4.0 grade system, or the equivalent in other systems, with a total of a minimum of 16 years primary, secondary, and tertiary education
OR
A recognised post-graduate diploma with a minimum GPA of 2.75

OR
A recognised first degree with a minimum of Third Class Honors or a minimum GPA of 2.5 in a 4.0 grade system, or the equivalent in other systems; and either (1) two or more year's work experience in a relevant area, with a satisfactory recommendation from the employer or (2) satisfactory publication experience in a relevant area.
8. Applicants from French systems of education must have a minimum of four years of Assez Bien or equivalent, or should have had a total of 16 years of schooling culminating into a recognised first-degree work with a B average.
English proficiency examination is required on non-Anglophone applicants.

The NEGST Statement of Faith
The Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology is founded on the Bible and its revelation of Jesus Christ. Our constitution includes the statement of faith of the Association of Evangelicals in Africa, which all students and teaching staff must subscribe to, and which reads as follows:
The Holy Scriptures of the Old and the New Testament (a total of 66 Books) are the word of God. It is divinely inspired, infallible, inerrant, entirely trustworthy and serves as a supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct (2nd Tim. 3:16-17).
God is One. The one God is eternally self-existent in three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Deut 6:4-5: Mt. 28:19).
Jesus Christ is savior and Lord. As God, He was manifest in the flesh. We believe in His virgin birth; His sinless life; His Divine miracles; His vicarious and atoning death, His bodily resurrection; His ascension; His mediatorial work; and His future personal return in power and Glory (Lk. 1:32-33; Jn 1:1-4; 1 Tim 2:5-6; 6:13-16)
Holy Spirit is God. As the third Person in the Godhead, He indwells every believer upon conversion and enables the believer to live a holy life; to witness in power; and to work for the Lord Jesus Christ (Act. 5:3-4; Mt. 28:19; Acts 1:8).
Man was made in the image of God and sinless. By choice Man fell out of favor into sin. In God's mercy, salvation comes to every lost and sinful person freely and simply by faith in Jesus Christ who shed His blood for sin, and through regeneration by the Holy Spirit (Gen 1:26-28; 3:1-21; Jn. 1:11-13; 1Cor. 12:13).
All believers in Jesus Christ are one body, the Church, of which He is the Head (1 cor. 12:13; Eph. 2:14-22).
Satan is a fallen angel whose intent is to supplant God and frustrate His purpose, and whose ultimate end is consignment to eternal punishment (Lk. 10:17-18; Rev. 20:10).
Bodily Resurrection of all the dead will take place some day. Believers in Christ will rise unto everlasting blessedness while unbelievers will rise unto judgment and everlasting punishment (Rev. 20:11-15; 2Cor. 5:9-10).

Course Objectives

At the end of the course of study in the MAES a student should be able to:
1. Demonstrate good working knowledge and understanding in the field of biblical and theological studies.
2. Demonstrate good working knowledge and understanding in the foundations of education
3. Demonstrate skill in preparing and implementing a course of instruction for the different age groups - children, youths and adults.
4.Demonstrate necessary capacity for further academic pursuit in the field of Christian education .
5. Evidence an increasing Christ-likeness as manifested in love for God and love for others and demonstrate, in community, evidence of the fruit of the Spirit.

Course Program

Core Courses include:
History and Philosophy of Education, Educational Psychology, Postgraduate Research and Writing, Educational Ministries of the Church, Curriculum studies, Educational Research Methods, Principles of teaching, Educational Administration, Education Culture and Society.
The Elective Courses include:
Early and Medieval Church History, History of Reformation and Modern Church Education, African Church History, Systematic Theology, Pastoral Care of the Family, Bible and Moral Issues.

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