making decisions on rational bases,
communicating skillfully, and
appreciating diverse perspectives.
Link and apply the content of university coursework to personal experiences in K-8 classrooms, including:
exemplary teaching practices,
innovative out-of-class projects and assignments, and
various models of assessment.
Develop respect for human similarities and differences including:
an awareness of their own perspectives pertaining to human diversity,
an openness to new perspectives regarding important variations among people, and
a critical understanding of the nature and forms of human discrimination and ways to overcome them.
Utilize current and emerging technologies, including:
increasing personal subject matter knowledge and understanding,
using multiple applications,
analyzing, comparing, and evaluating technologies as effective tools of study and learning in the seven
major subject areas of study, and
understanding ethical and social issues related to technology.
Become a life-long reflective educator, including:
examining and testing ideas,
reflecting on teaching practice to develop a deeper understanding of students,
developing a deeper understanding of learning, and
examining all aspects of teaching through a biblical grid.
M.A. IN BIBLICAL COUNSELING
Articulate—with appropriate biblical support—key components and distinctive principles for counseling
Demonstrate the ability to interact with scripturally-based conservative theological doctrines to functionally derive
effective biblical counseling theory and methodology.
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.
Use proper interpretive tools and correct hermeneutical principles to accurately exegete biblical passages for
Discern and evaluate people’s character, mental processes, and behaviors from a biblical anthropology.
Demonstrate competence in counseling and discipleship of individuals using biblical principles and effective
interpersonal skills within the context of the local church.
Apply the principles of progressive sanctification in his/her own life, seeking to model holiness and spiritual
growth to his/her counselees.
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.
M.A. IN BIBLICAL STUDIES
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.
Use correct hermeneutical principles to present a theologically-defensible explanation, interpretation, and
application(s) of any given biblical text in its historical and theological dimensions.
Present a detailed explanation of the central theological themes of the Christian Scriptures, including appropriate
biblical support for each.
Explain in detail, including appropriate biblical support, the key presuppositions underlying a biblical worldview,
and defend it in relation to other prevalent worldviews.
Develop thoughtful, defensible responses to prevalent contemporary personal, ecclesiastical, and societal issues
are founded in a biblical worldview,