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The Master’s College 2015-2016 Catalog



differences including:

a. an awareness of their own perspectives

pertaining to human diversity,

b. an openness to new perspectives regarding

important variations among people, and

c. a critical understanding of the nature and

forms of human discrimination and ways

to overcome them.

7. Utilize current and emerging technologies,


a. increasing personal subject matter knowledge

and understanding,

b. using multiple applications,

c. analyzing, comparing, and evaluating

technologies as effective tools of study

and learning in the seven major subject

areas of study, and

d. understanding ethical and social issues

related to technology.

8. Become a life-long reflective educator,


a. examining and testing ideas,

b. reflecting on teaching practice to develop a

deeper understanding of students,

c. developing a deeper understanding of

learning, and

d. examining all aspects of teaching through

a biblical grid.

1. Ar ticulate—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


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 prog ressive

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.

1. Be able to describe in detail, including

appropriate biblical support, the origin

(supernatural and historical), divine purposes,

nature, and message of the 66 books of the

biblical canon.

2. Use correct hermeneutical principles to

present a theologically-defensible explanation,

interpretation, and application(s) of any given

biblical text in its historical and theological


3. Present a detailed explanation of the central

theological themes of the Christian Scriptures,

including appropriate biblical support for each.

4. Explain in detail, including appropriate biblical

support, the key presuppositions underlying a

biblical worldview, and defend it in relation to

other prevalent worldviews.

5. Develop thoughtful, defensible responses to

prevalent contemporary personal, ecclesiastical,

and societal issues which:

a. are founded on a biblical worldview

b. make extensive and effective use of the

biblical text

c. are consistent with the principles of

systematic theology.

6. Demonstrate ability to perform and

communicate graduate level biblical research

that includes application principles for

practical ministry and living where appropriate.

Multiple Subject Teaching Credential

1. Demonstrate subject-specific pedagogical

skills for multiple subject teaching assignments,


a. Understanding the state-adopted academic

content standards