M.Div./M.Min. – Teaching Emphasis

Educators in religious or secular institutions may choose to supplement their degree in education with an M.Div./M.Min. emphasis in teaching as ministry. The emphasis is designed to strengthen teachers' skills in practical areas, as well as examine teaching through the lenses of theology and spirituality.

Residential students who choose the teaching emphasis take a set of four courses focused on areas such as pedagogy and curriculum development. These courses are available to students within the teaching emphasis. The teaching emphasis functions as a cohort group. The teaching emphasis is completed through a partnership with Earlham College's Master of Arts in Teaching program. M.Div./M.Min. students begin the emphasis in the summer of their second year, after completing Discernment of Call and Gifts.

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Required courses for this emphasis are:

  • ED 520 Foundations in Education (June)
  • ED 522 Learning Theories (Fall semester)
  • ED 531 Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment (Fall semester)

The fourth course required for the emphasis may be chosen from:

  • ED 520 Human and Moral Development (June)
  • ED 591 Teacher as Researcher (Fall semester)
  • A related course from the ESR or Bethany Theological School curriculum.

See complete course listings at Student Academic Services web site.