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MA Degree – Major in Christian School Administration

The major in the Master of Arts degree is the focused area of study designed to prepare a student for a specific career path or professional goal. Courses in the major define the subject areas of expertise being developed by the student.

Purpose of the Major

To give men and women academic and theological knowledge on which to learn and develop critical thinking, problem solving, and leadership skills needed to lead as administrators in Christian elementary and secondary schools. *

* Learners seeking certification should check with their state or certification agency when entering this program.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Learners will identify and explain the essential components of effective school administration.
  2. Learners will analyze and evaluate opposing educational philosophies.
  3. Learners will analyze and evaluate practical school leadership scenarios in order to create effective solutions to the issues and problems involved.
  4. Learners will create a personal philosophy of Christian schooling based on a set of criteria.
  5. Learners will identify, explain, analyze, evaluate, and create methods and programs essential for the effective Christian school.

Major Core Studies – 18 Credits

Major Core Studies form 18 credits of the 33 credits minimum for the MA degree Major in Christian School Administration. Major Core Studies are from the Christian School Administration, Christian Education, Conflict Management, Pastoral Ministry, and Research and Writing subject areas.

  • CS 510 History and Philosophy of Christian Schooling
  • CS 513 Curriculum Design in the Christian School
  • CS 512 Administration and Leadership in the Christian School
  • CS 515 Christian School Finance and Development
  • CS 514 Educational Research and Statistics
  • CE 588 Dynamic Teaching Techniques

Program Structure – 33 Credits Minimum

A minimum of 18 credits must be earned through Trinity.

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