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Christian Education


Christian Education, B.A. in Biblical Studies

The Christian Education emphasis examines the concepts of Christian education. It is designed for those students who desire to enter the educational program of the local church, primary school, junior high, high school, or college. It is also valuable for that student interested in the mission field, Christian schools, or the teaching ministry.

  • 10:1 student-teacher ratio allowing for an unparalleled level of teacher-student mentorship and a high-level of scholarship

  • Biblical Languages: Students will have a working knowledge of Greek or Hebrew, be able to apply hermeneutics to correctly interpret the biblical text, and understand ministry from a biblical perspective.

  • ACBC Counseling We are one of the first campuses to offer a Biblical Counseling degree, and one of the few to hold to ACBC counseling vs. integrational models.

  • Complete the TMU California Teaching Credential or graduate programs at The Master’s Seminary

Meet J. Gregory Behle, Professor of Christian Education

Degree Requirements for the Bachelors in Biblical Studies (B.A.), emphasis in Christian Education

Download the full degree checklist (pdf) here:

Degree Checklist

BIBLE (21 Units)

  • B121 Essentials of Christian Thought

  • B101 Old Testament Survey I

  • B102 Old Testament Survey II

  • B201 New Testament Survey I

  • B202 New Testament Survey II

  • BTH321 Christian Theology I

  • BTH322 Christian Theology II


  • B341 Hermeneutics

  • B400 Senior Integrative Seminar

  • B490 Senior Comp Exam

  • Bible Elective


  • P311 Philosophy or BCW363 Apologetics

  • E110 English Composition

  • ECN200 Essentials of Economics & Society

  • H211 Essentials of World History I

  • H212 Essentials of World History II

  • H230 Essentials of U.S. History

  • LS150 Essentials of Biology or GS150 Essentials of Geology

  • LS150L Essentials of Biology Lab

  • MU190 Essentials of Music & Art or MU333 Worship & Songs

  • C100 Spoken Communication or BMN 370/310 Sermon Prep/Message Prep for Women

  • POL220 U.S. Government

  • MA240 Critical Thinking

  • Literature Survey (Choose one, see below “Literature Survey”)

  • Literature Elective (Choose one, see below “Literature Survey” or “Literature Elective”)

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION (47 Total units required)

  • B346 Life of Christ

  • BC340 Marriage & Family

  • BMS___ Course in Missions

  • BTH376 Theology of Church & Family

  • ED400 Foundations of Education

  • Bible Book Studies (6 units)

  • Bible Electives (8 units)

  • Ministry Internship (1 unit)

  • One of the following:

    • BL301 Elementary Greek I & BL302 Elementary Greek II

    • BL311 Elementary Hebrew I & BL312 Elementary Hebrew II

Literature Survey

  • E211 English Literature I

  • E212 English Literature II

  • E221 World Literature I

  • E222 World Literature II

  • E231 American Literature

  • E232 American Literature II

Literature Elective

  • E120 Introduction to Literature

  • E313 Age of Romanticism

  • E314 Victoria Age

  • E334 The Short Story

  • E335 The English Novel

  • E374 Studies in Jane Austen

  • E404 Studies in John Calvin

  • E405 Shakespeare

  • E406 Milton

  • E415 Contemporary Literature

  • E416 Modern British Writers

  • E425 20th Century American Literature

  • E453 Psychoanalytic Criticism

Potential Careers

Core Courses

Old Testament Survey I
Old Testament Survey 2
New Testament Survey 1
New Testament Survey 2
Essentials of Christian Thought
Teaching Methodology
Intro to Christian Education
Christian Worldview
Intro to Biblical Languages
Ministry Internship
Sermon Preparation
Survey Student Ministries
Bible Electives

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