The Master of Arts in Christian
Education, Teaching and Learning is designed for professionals who wish to either begin or enhance a career in teaching at the primary, elementary, or secondary level. It assumes subject matter expertise at an
Admission to the program requires an undergraduate degree or credit hours equivalent to an undergraduate major in an academic or technical discipline other than education.
The Master of Arts in Christian Education, Teaching and Learning is structured with specialized and general concentrations. Learners may either focus on a particular grade level or take a more general program.
Learners who wish to specialize at the elementary, primary, or secondary level may do so by pursuing a specialized concentration. Learners who wish to have a broader experience, or who anticipate teaching at more than
one grade level, may pursue a general concentration by taking a variety of the specialized concentration courses.
All learners complete EDU 5100 Society and Education, an introduction to the
education process, a review of education's role in societal development, and an investigation of key issues in education. All learners also complete the Ames Christian Graduate Core sequence.
Learners are exposed to the developmental processes human beings undertake as they grow through childhood and adolescence.
Learners receive basic
and advanced instruction in the curriculum development process and its application to classroom instruction.
Methods courses provide the theoretical and practical foundations for the
practices that lead to excellent teaching.
Reading Instruction courses provide the tools and foundations for helping others learn to build reading skills.
All learners finish the program by actually teaching in a school setting.