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Master of Arts in Christian Education (MACE) Houston

The MACE program provides biblical and theological education for those anticipating vocations as ministers of Christian education, children’s workers, ministers of youth, parachurch youth leaders, ministers of adults, directors of family life education, administrators or teachers in Christian higher education, Christian school teachers and administrators, or women’s ministry leaders.



Bible Exposition 22
BE101 Bible Study Methods and Hermeneutics 3
BE102 Old Testament History I 3
BE103 Old Testament History II and Poetry 2
BE104 Old Testament Prophets 3
BE105 The Gospels 2
BE106 Acts and Pauline Epistles 3
BE107 Hebrews, General Epistles, and Revelation 3
BE109 Ruth, Psalms, Jonah, and Selected Epistles 3
Systematic Theology 18
ST101 Theological Method and Bibliology 3
ST102 Trinitarianism 3
ST103 Angelology, Anthropology, and Hamartiology 3
ST104 Soteriology 3
ST105 Sanctification and Ecclesiology 3
ST106 Eschatology 3
Educational Ministry & Leadership 11
EML101 Introduction to Educational Ministry and Leadership 3
EML102 History and Philosophy of C.E. 3
EML103 Teaching Process 2
EML104 Media Presentations 1
INT165 MACE Ministry Formation Internship 2
Electives & Spiritual Formation 14
PM101 Spiritual Life 2
Spiritual Formation (4 semesters) 0
Electives 12
65 Hours
earn up to 12 hours in ministry
complete up to 43 hours online
Dallas Houston DC Ext Sites


Three Year Plan

First Year

Fall Semester

BE101Bible Study Methods and Hermeneutics3
ST101Theological Method and Bibliology3
EML101Introduction to Educational Ministry and Leadership3
SF100-1Spiritual Formation1 

Spring Semester

BE102Old Testament History I3
EML102History and Philosophy of C.E.3
SF100-2Spiritual Formation 

Summer School

PM101Spiritual Life2

Second Year

Fall Semester

BE103Old Testament History II and Poetry2
ST103Angelology, Anthropology, and Hamartiology3
BE109Ruth, Psalms, Jonah, and Selected Epistles3
EML105Teaching Process and Media Presentations3
SF100-3Spiritual Formation 

Spring Semester

BE104Old Testament Prophets3
EML3##EML Elective3
SF100-4Spiritual Formation 

Summer School

EML###EML Elective3

Third Year

Fall Semester

BE105The Gospels2
ST105Sanctification and Ecclesiology3
BE107Hebrews, General Epistles, and Revelation3
EML4##EML Elective3

Spring Semester

BE106Acts and Pauline Epistles3
INT165MACE Ministry Formation Internship2

Summer School

EML###EML Elective3
INT165 ctd. 
  1. Students have two calendar years (four consecutive fall/spring semesters) to complete the SF100 spiritual formation requirement. Students who register for SF100 need to keep in mind that the course is a four-semester-long course that will meet at the same day and time each of the four semesters. See the Spiritual Formation and Leadership department for more information.



Educational Leadership

Students completing this ministry concentration should be able to design, direct, supervise, and evaluate the overall educational ministry of a local church. The Educational Leadership concentration is the only CE concentration available in Houston. Other concentrations will be supported as resources and enrollment allow.

Students in the Houston Educational Leadership concentration may take CE105 Teaching Process and Audiovisual Presentations in place of CE103 Teaching Process and CE104 Audiovisual Presentations. In addition to the core Christian Education courses in the MACE program, the Houston concentration also include CE401 Age-level Ministries, which is only offered at the Seminary's extension sites. Other electives in the Houston concentration will be selected with input from the students in the program.