Overview of TEDS Master's Program in Florida
Certificate in Theological Studies
The Certificate in Theological Studies is intended for people involved in lay and parachurch ministry and leadership who feel the need to strengthen their skills and knowledge base in a specific area of study or across the theological curriculum. Students who pursue, and have completed the Certificate in Theological Studies may wish to continue their studies and apply to the MA (Theological Studies) program. Any course work completed under the Certificate in Theological Studies is applicable to the MA/TS program as well.
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.
Trinity offers graduate courses in conjunction with several ministry organizations that are applicable to a TEDS graduate degree. Please refer to the TEDS Affiliated Programs section with this catalog for details.
TEDS Online - Distance Education
TEDS Online-Distance Education (DE) courses provide students the opportunity to study on the graduate level anywhere in the world serviced with Internet access. Fully online distance education courses may be taken as a visiting student, and extension student, or part- or full-time Bannockburn campus student. All DE courses are offered for graduate credit and may be applied to a Trinity program or transferred to another institution.
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 Bannockburn campus including registration, adds/drops, and withdrawal.
For additional information please refer to the TEDS Online-Distance Education section within this catalog or contact your program advisor/director. To register for TEDS Online-Distance Education courses as a Trinity Florida student please contact your program advisor/director or the Trinity Florida Records office at email@example.com.