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Theological Studies - Christian Education Leadership, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Irvine, CA, United States
The Theological Studies - Christian Education Leadership major at Concordia University Irvine is for students who are interested in a full-time church ministry role such as Director of Christian Education (DCE), youth group leader, camp director or serving as a missionary nationally or internationally.
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Overview

In the Theological Studies - Christian Education Leadership major at Concordia University Irvine you will have the opportunity to be mentored in your area of study and gain first-hand experience through extensive fieldwork as you serve in a variety of local churches.

Concordia’s Christian Education Leadership program resides in Christ College which ensures a strong theological foundation and courses that are taught through the lens of family ministry and cross-generational ministry.

Field Work

Students connect with local churches to observe and engage with a variety of ministry contexts and experiences. They are assigned to a local church and participate under the supervision of a ministry mentor. Students practice and grow in their leadership skills in order to become better prepared for lifelong service in the church.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Christian Education: Theory and Practice 
  • Church Leadership and Administration 
  • Leaming Across the Life Span 
  • Children's and Family Ministry 
  • Youth Ministry and Culture 
  • Catechesis: Theory and Practice 
  • Adult Ministry 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.8

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.8 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Completed International Undergraduate Application Form with signature
  • $50 Non-Refundable application fee. International Fee Payment Form
  • Essay
  • International Reference Form
  • Official Transcripts
  • Proof of English Proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    37250 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18625 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    37250 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18625 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Irvine

  • 1560 - 2590 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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