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Institute of Pastoral Studies

MAPS - Religious Education Concentration


The Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies (MAPS) degree program offers a concentration in Religious Education. This program develops the practices of thinking, acting, and teaching necessary for service in today’s culturally, generationally, and theologically diverse church. Students in this concentration cultivate the practice of considering every problem and situation through theological lenses, so that the outcome or solution is infused with the principles of faith. These habits prepare students of the Religious Education concentration to engage, catechize, and educate all age groups in a variety of contexts.  The curriculum includes the eight core courses required for the MAPS degree plus two education courses (IPS 485 - Religious Education, Evangelization & Cultures and IPS 486 - Principles of Religious Education), one elective course, one contextual education practicum, and a final Integration Project.


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