TEDS offers a number of accredited degree programs to enable Christians to pursue God’s calling for their lives of ministry. Each program, or group of programs, has specific objectives, and the student should consider these when selecting a program to pursue. The TEDS Program available at Trinity Florida is briefly outlined below. (Note that admission to a particular program at TEDS does not ensure admission to another, if a student should decide to switch programs. Consult an admissions counselor for guidance on the appropriate program to make application.)
Master of Arts (Theological Studies) Program
The MA/TS provides a basic understanding of Christianity for general educational purposes. Trinity’s MA/TS draws from the breadth of the curriculum requiring substantive study in biblical, theological, and historical and global areas, combined with a significant number of hours in the student’s area of interest. The MA/TS is particularly suited for Christians desiring to better understand God’s revelation to humanity in the biblical and theological context of orthodox historic Christianity and who are engaged in non-pastoral vocations or for those seeking a general theological degree to accompany a specialized master’s degree. As a seminary degree, its particular focus is to relate theological studies to the work of the church. Program participants may also elect to focus their elective coursework, capstone project, and field education coursework on a particular subject area available in the curriculum or at their particular site.
Visiting Faculty for the Master’s Degree Program
Regular Deerfield-based faculty, plus Trinity-approved adjunct extension faculty regularly teach courses. These faculty members include the following:
- Steven Roy, PhD
- Emanuel Naydenov, PhD
- Phil Sell, PhD
- Dana Harris, PhD
- Peter Cha, PhD
- John Monson, PhD
- Joshua Jipp, PhD
- David Luy, PhD
Trinity offers graduate courses in conjunction with several ministry organizations that are applicable to a TEDS graduate degree. These special courses are offered at times and places specific to the ministry. For a current complete listing, contact TEDS at 800.588.7705 or 847.317.6550.
Graduate courses are available through the School of Leadership in Fort Collins, Colorado. These courses are designed for Cru staff but are also available for enrollment by others. For further information, call Keith Johnson at 919.401.6398 or e-mail Keith.Johnson@uscm.org.
The Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity
Graduate-level and Doctor of Ministry courses are offered in conjunction with conferences and institutes of the Center each summer in Deerfield and at other locations during the year. For information, call 888.246.3844 or 847.317.8180.
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship
Graduate courses are offered in conjunction with year-round staff training programs and intensive summer training events in Madison, Wisconsin. They are available only for InterVarsity staff. For information, call Judy Johnson of InterVarsity at 608.443.3708 .
ME 5050 is offered at locations around the United States in conjunction with the Perspectives Study Program of the U.S. Center for World Mission. For information, call Perspectives at 626.398.2125.
Graduate courses are offered in conjunction with Young Life year-round staff training programs. They are available only for Youth for Christ staff. For information, call Ken Knipp of Young Life at 719.381.1999.
Throughout the calendar year, TEDS offers graduate credit courses throughout North American at a variety of sites linked with special events or anticipated future program sites. These often include conference settings in such venues as the Urbana Conference, The Spiritual Formation Forum, Xenos Summer Institute, and others such as those affiliates listed above. Contact the Office of Extension and Affiliated Education at 800.588.7705 or 847.317.6550 for current information.
TEDS Online - Distance Education
Fully Online Distance Education Courses
Fully Online Distance Education courses provide a virtual classroom experience, while allowing students to fit their studies around their own schedule. Students watch lectures and complete assignments on a weekly basis, interacting with other students and the instructor to deepen their understanding of the subject. Courses follow the same semester schedule as courses offered at the TEDS Deerfield campus including registration, adds/drops, and withdrawal.
Further information regarding Fully-Online Distance Education Courses may be obtained from the TEDS Online Office: TEDSOnline@tiu.edu, 800.588.7705 or 847.317.6554, or Trinity Florida students should register through the coordinator for the Master of Arts in Theological Studies program. Please call 954.382.6400 and ask for the program coordinator.
Course registration is for a given semester. All Fully-Online Distance Education courses are tied to the regular semester schedule.
The TEDS Online Office anticipates offering the following courses on a rotating basis, with new courses being added as they are available. Please consult the TEDS course schedule on MyTIU for the list of courses available in a given semester. Please consult the Course Descriptions section of the catalog for a description of each course.
|EM 5210||Christian Leadership and Administration||2-3|
|HM 5000||Theology and Methodology of Biblical Preaching||2-3|
|NT 4030||Beginning Greek I (undergraduate credit only)||4|
|NT 4031||Beginning Greek II (undergraduate credit only)||4|
|NT 5000||Intro to the New Testament||4|
|OT 5000||Intro to the Old Testament||4|
|PT 5000||Personal Assessment and Introduction to Ministry||1|
|ST 5201||Theology I: The God of the Gospel||3|
|ST 5202||Theology II: The Gospel of God||3|