Master's Degree in

Educational Ministries

The Master of Arts in Educational Ministries (MA/EM) provides you with a rigorous theological background in Christian education ministry with intentional application to the ministry context. This program will further your understanding of educational theory and its application – helping people to grow in their Christian faith in the church, global education ministries, and other Christian contexts. This program will provide you a footing for leading educational ministries or anticipating a Doctor of Educational Ministry.
A foundational curricular core in Bible, theology, and educational ministries provides a structure for integrative academic thinking. Course selections are developed in consultation with an educational faculty advisor in areas of your interest leading the program capstone. The capstone will demonstrate in-depth analysis and critique of educational practices for the local church or other educational settings such as camps, private schools or para-church organizations.
“I am excited to say that I left my time at TEDS with a sense of renewed hope and more…. The renewed hope in the church to impact the world for God’s glory in a positive way did not only come from exposure to a more diverse perspective of ministry, but the content around Christian leadership and organizational systems was also immensely helpful in renewing my hope for the future of God’s church, and my own place in it….I have grown in my confidence to pastor, shepherd, and lead the people in my care. I have also grown in my confidence to be able to share God’s Word with others, not because I know more facts than before, but because I am no longer intimidated by the things that I do not know and am not afraid to ask questions of God and of others.”
Julie Jin '23
“The MA in educational ministry prepared me well for ministry in any setting, but especially for my role as a Student Discipleship Coordinator at a Christian school. Mixing educational philosophy and ministry corresponds greatly with I am able to teach about Jesus in ways that are most beneficial for students. Jesus himself was an educator and so much of what we are called to do as Christians is educational. I find myself constantly referring people to Trinity for the education but most important the faculty I was blessed by. I completed my MA/EM in combination with the MDiv and it added a special edge to my understanding of ministry that I wouldn’t have had without it. It has set a trajectory for future ministry about which I am very excited.”
Brennan Bowman ’20


Trinity has been entrusted with the Gospel since 1897, and every day we are called to live with purpose. Our purpose as a divinity school is to know the Gospel, live the Gospel and make the Gospel known. In today’s ever-changing culture, Trinity immerses students in a community of biblical orthodoxy and practical living. The Trinity faculty is among the most widely published in evangelical academia and has deeply influenced the leaders shaping the present and future of evangelical Christianity across the globe.

Academic Excellence

Trinity is a place where you will learn how to serve the church and how to academically engage the world around you. Throughout the year we host some of the brightest minds in modern academics allowing you to learn from experts in their field.

Study with the Authors

Experience a classroom setting like none other. At Trinity, you will study under leading theologians, experts, and renowned authors in their specific field. Our professors will not only teach you but invest in your life.
“The Master of Arts in Educational Ministries is designed to equip leaders for collaborative ministry engagement and transformational teaching and learning. It is based on biblical-theological foundations, whole life discipleship, congregational best practices, and educational theory and practice, affording students the opportunity to integrate their learning with their practical ministry experiences.”

Financial Aid

Did you know that nearly 95% of our students receive some form of financial aid? At Trinity we offer scholarships, grants, rebates, and other aid options to help pay for the cost of schooling. Learn more about what is available below or by contacting the Financial Aid Office at [email protected].


In addition to the requirements for general admission, you’ll need the following:
  • An undergraduate major in educational ministries or its equivalent that includes a minimum of 30 hours in educational ministries, Bible/theology, and social science studies; or
  • An undergraduate major or its equivalent with exposure to educational practice in the church, in parachurch/other Christian organizations, or in the public education arena; and
  • Leadership experience in educational practice.
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Certificate in Educational Studies

We also offer a Certificate in Education Ministries option for those applicants may not meet the above ideal admission requirements, but are encouraged to apply to the Master of Arts in Educational Ministries program.
Trinity Evangelical Divinity School Commencement



  • Introduction to Biblical Theology
  • Theology 1: The God of the Gospel: From the Father
  • Educational Ministry
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Christian Leadership

Participants consult with EM faculty adviser to focus concentration courses around an educational area of personal interest.

  • Congregational Life Focus
  • Collaborative Ministry Engagement Focus
  • Formational Learning Focus

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Combining unrivaled academic rigor with a wholehearted commitment to gospel fidelity and an abundance of flexible options, TEDS offers a theological education that equips you to serve Christ with wisdom and grace, in truth and love.