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3.

Trace the major events, individuals, and structures in the development of American political institutions.

Constitutional Law

1.

Describe the evolution of judicial supremacy in the United States.

2.

Trace the influence of the Bill of Rights on federalism in America.

3.

Develop effective case briefs for selected constitutionally related political issues.

Political Theory

1.

Trace the major events, individuals, and theories in the development of American political thought.

2.

Analyze the major political philosophical works to identify the major theoretical principles being presented and

identify applications of the principles within practical situations.

M.A. IN BIBLICAL COUNSELING

1.

Articulate—with appropriate biblical support—key components and distinctive principles for counseling

individuals.

2.

Demonstrate the ability to interact with scripturally based conservative theological doctrines to functionally derive

effective biblical counseling theory and methodology.

3.

Meaningfully and insightfully differentiate and critique various Christian and secular counseling theories and

methods, and compare them with the fundamental assumptions of biblically based counseling.

4.

Use proper interpretive tools and correct hermeneutical principles to accurately exegete biblical passages for

counseling purposes.

5.

Discern and evaluate people’s character, mental processes, and behaviors from a biblical anthropology.

6.

Demonstrate competence in counseling and discipleship of individuals using biblical principles and effective

interpersonal skills within the context of the local church.

7.

Apply the principles of progressive sanctification in his/her own life, seeking to model holiness and spiritual

growth to his/her counselees.

8.

Demonstrate ability to perform and communicate graduate-level biblical research that includes application of

those principles for practical ministry, particularly in the field of biblical counseling.

TEACHING CREDENTIAL

Multiple Subject Teaching Credential

1.

Candidates will demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed for:

a.

Engaging and supporting all students in learning (TPE1).

b.

Creating and maintaining effective environments for student learning (TPE2).

c.

Understanding and organizing subject matter for student learning (TPE3).

d.

Planning instruction and designing learning experiences for all students (TPE4).

e.

Assessing student learning (TPE5).

f.

Developing as a professional educator (TPE6).

Single Subject Teaching Credential

1.

Candidates will demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed for:

a.

Engaging and supporting all students in learning (TPE1).

b.

Creating and maintaining effective environments for student learning (TPE2).

c.

Understanding and organizing subject matter for student learning (TPE3).

d.

Planning instruction and designing learning experiences for all students (TPE4).

e.

Assessing student learning (TPE5).

f.

Developing as a professional educator (TPE6).