Online | Deerfield, IL

Our Certificate in Theological Studies allows you to choose what master’s-level courses you need in order to strengthen your ministry. And since it is available at our Deerfield campus, entirely online, and through our extension sites, you gain another layer of flexibility. You may be a leader who wants to grow in your teaching ability, or at a career transition and wondering about going into ministry. Or you may want to improve at what you’re already doing. Whatever work you’ve been given, our Certificate program can help you do it better. TEDS is known for its world-class faculty who will instruct and interact with you throughout your program of study.

The Certificate in Theological Studies is 21 credit hours which consists of 3 hours of Biblical Studies, 3 hours of Theological Studies, and 15 hours of Electives. An admissions counselor will help you customize a unique program of courses to fit your interests.

Biblical and Theological Studies

Course Title Credits
ST 5201 Theology 1: The God of the Gospel 3 hours
ST 5202 Theology 2: The Gospel of God 3 hours
NT 5000 Introduction to the New Testament 3 hours
OT 5000 Introduction to the Old Testament 4 hours

Spiritual Formation

Course Title Credits
PT 7280 Christian Worship 3 hours
EM 5100 Educational Ministries and Leadership 3 hours
PT 5100 Spiritual Formation for Ministry 2 hours
ID 5000 Biblical Theology and Interpretation 3 hours

Missions, Evangelism, and Discipleship

Course Title Credits
EM 5100 Educational Ministries and Leadership  3 hours
ME 5000 Foundations of Christian Mission 2 hours
ME 6760 Theology of Mission and Evangelism 3 hours
ME 6410 History of the Expansion of Christianity 3 hours

Ministry Leadership

Course Title Credits
PT 7280 Christian Worship 3 hours
PT 6500 Money and Ministry 3 hours
EM 5210 Christian Leadership and Administration 3 hours
EM 5125 Teaching and Learning 2 hours


Applicants should possess a bachelor’s degree (or the educational equivalent) from a recognized, accredited institution.

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