Online | Deerfield, IL
The Certificate in Educational Ministries is offered through the Educational Ministries and Studies Department at TEDS and offers a variety of options and areas of focus for your studies. Whether you are a busy ministry leader wanting to strengthen your skills, a graduate student seeking to enhance your degree program, or someone interested in postgraduate or postdoctoral studies, your practice of ministry and base of knowledge will grow as a result of what you learn. Your classes will be taught by a variety of faculty across several disciplines. Our faculty are committed Christians, who challenge you to apply your faith to the complexities of life, while also guiding you toward academic success.
An admissions counselor will help you plan a course of study that aligns with your interests, career, and ministry goals. The courses listed below are included in the program and will give you a clear snapshot of what you’ll be studying. Courses offerings alternate every semester.
Required courses (3-4 semester hours) generally completed at the beginning of enrollment
|EM 5200||Educational Ministries||2 hours|
|EM 5210||Christian Leadership and Administration||2-3 hours|
|OR EM 5100||Educational Ministries and Leadership||3 hours|
Select additional semester hours of courses prefixed EM or ES are available at the master’s level (8999 or below). Courses from other departments or the ES 8000 Current Issues Seminar may be applied when such substitutions are approved in advance by the EM Department.
|EM 5510||Christian Formation and Journey||2 hours|
|EM 5541||Youth and Emerging Adults in Congregations||2 hours|
|EM 5560||Adults in Congregations||2 hours|
|EM 6100||Intergenerational Ministry in the Church||3 hours|
|ES 7524||Children in Congregations||1 or 2 hours|
|ES 7535||Nurturing Families in the Church||1 or 2 hours|
|ES 7560||Program Planning Dynamics in the
|1 or 2 hours|
|ES 8235||Ministry with Aging Adults||3 hours|
Other departmental courses offered regularly may apply.
Advanced Standing of not more than three semester hours in the Certificates may be granted on the basis of prior academic work in a formal or non-formal context. Such work shall be assessed by the Educational Ministries Department in light of the stated Certificate objectives with evidence of knowledge, competence, and skills aligned with the degree program. Advanced standing with credit is not granted on the basis of ministerial or life experience. After consultation with the EM program advisor, petitions for advanced standing should be submitted to the department chair subsequent to completion of the first program course and prior to enrollment in the seventh credit hour. See the EM Department for details.
The Certificate program is flexible and convenient. You can choose to take courses on our Deerfield campus, through TEDS online courses, or at an approved extension site.
* While the Certificate in Educational Ministries prepares you for a future degree program at Trinity, it does not guarantee acceptance into a degree program.
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