Hood Theological Seminary Adds New Academic Programs
June 9, 2023
By: Kelly Bryant
Hood Theological Seminary Adds New Academic ProgramsHood Theological Seminary has added two new academic programs. The first program, the Master of Arts in Christian Education (MACE), provides a concentration in Christian Education within the Master of Divinity Program. However, this new degree program is designed to further undergird persons whose primary responsibility is within educational ministry. This degree is designed to provide sufficient nurture and educational opportunities to further enhance faith development/spiritual formation and increase the value of Christian education as ministry.
The second degree is the Certificate in Christian Education (CCE) Program. Hood is offering a Certificate in Christian Education as a non-degreed program to provide nurture for persons serving in educational ministry within various congregations and denominations. It is not embedded as a concentration within any of the master’s degrees offered. This Certificate in Christian Education is designed to prepare persons (clergy or lay) for leadership in Christian Education on denominational, judicatory, regional, ecumenical, or congregational levels and other arenas requiring such expertise. The target audience is also for those who have not earned a bachelor’s degree, but possess a high school diploma, high school equivalency or an associate degree. For more information on the Master of Arts in Christian Education (MACE), please go here: https://www.hoodseminary.edu/future-students/graduate-programs/master-of-arts-in-christian-education, and for information on the Certificate in Christian Education (CCE) Program, go here: https://www.hoodseminary.edu/academics/certificate-programs/Certificate%20in%20Christian%20Education%20(CCE)%20Program.
Hood Theological Seminary is a graduate and professional school sponsored by the A.M.E. Zion Church and approved by the University Senate of The United Methodist Church. Its student body, faculty and staff currently comprise persons from many different denominations. Hood's mission is to prepare women and men for bold and creative leadership for the Christian church for a diverse world.