Master of Theology

Master of Theology is a professional degree that will equip graduates with comprehensive graduate education. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are expected to attain the following: Competent professional skills in preaching, teaching, counseling, leading worships, and administrating as an ordained minister. Skills to educate and counseling among biblical, historical, theological, and practical areas of studies essential for an ordained minister, and thorough knowledge and understanding of the Bible. Graduates of Master of Theology will be prepared for pastorship, priesthood, or professional Teacher.

Course Description

CMT101 Introduction to the Old Testament 4 units
An introductory course of selected aspects in the Old Testament. It is an overview of the paradigmatic eras of Old Testament history and the integrated framework of its theology.

CMT102 Old Testament Background 4 units An exploration of Egyptian, Babylonian, Assyrian and Persian backgrounds of the Old Testament designed to provide the student with an understanding of the Old Testament world.

CMT103 Advanced Biblical Hebrew 4 units
This course studies the basic grammar of the Hebrew language. Translation and written exercises of selected biblical texts will be done. The emphasis of the language in those writings will be part of the course.

CMT104 Introduction to the New Testament 4 units
A study of important theological concepts in the New Testament focusing on theprinciples of textual criticism and their application, with background and language study and an introduction to the history and literature of the Christian movement in the first and second centuries- with particular focus on the New Testament.

CMT105 New Testament Backgrounds 4 units
A study of the Greek, Roman and Jewish backgrounds of the New Testament is made in order to give the New Testament student an understanding of the world of Jesus and the early church.

CMT106 Advanced Dogmatics 4 units
This course is the first Part of Three, advanced study in higher level of nature, method, and sources of theology; systematic or constructive theology and allows students to master various theological approaches, different lines, doctrines of revelation, doctrines of God with the Trinity.

CMT107 History of Christian Theology 4 units
The doctrinal development of the early church fathers and the Greek apologists, the doctrinal construction in the Nicene and post-Nicene period, and the further development and divisions in the Middle Ages, the Reformation period, and the modern Era.

CMT108 Advanced Medieval Church History 4 units
The main topic will cover the Medieval Age of Church History focused on the period up to around the year 1500 and concentrating on the growth of the power of the papacy; the rise and development of monasticism, scholasticism and doctrinal controversies; mysticism and the mystics; popular piety and religious life; and the demand for reform.

CMT109 Reformation Church History 4 units
A study of the reformation focusing on the various Anabaptist thinkers and their clash with Lutheran and reformed Protestantism.

CMT110 Christian Worship 4 units
A study of the principles of worship as found in the Old and New Testaments. Includes study of the tabernacle as a model of worship; worship in the lives of biblical characters; the biblical roots of worship practices developed by the early church.

CMT111 Advanced Christian Education 4 units
This course is an advanced study that covers the philosophy and methodology of establishing a biblical world and life view in children, youth, and adolescents.

CMT112 Advanced Teaching of Christ 4units
This in-depth course is to provide the graduate student a learning experience that prompts extended reflection and consideration of the teaching of Christ as found in the four Gospels of the New Testament

CMT113 Advanced Children and Youth Education 4 units
This course focuses on curriculum development, implementation and evaluation based on child development, learning theory, educational research and practice. Mathematics, environmental education, science and social studies for young children are covered. Children’s literature and language arts are integrated into the examination of those curriculum areas as supportive activities. Students will be taught the study of program, curriculum and instructional approaches that contribute to the preparation of young children.

CMT114 Advanced History of Christian Education 4 units
This advanced course examines the history of views regarding the nature and goals of education. Specific topics covered may include: historical perspectives on multicultural education; the role of education in historical and modern democracies; and the teaching of social justice in the contemporary classroom

CMT115 Advanced Philosophy of Christian Education 4 units
This advanced course examines a variety of contemporary texts that present philosophical views regarding the goals of education. Specific topics covered may include: contemporary education; philosophical interdisciplinary perspectives on multicultural education; the role of education in modern democracies; and teaching of social justice in the contemporary classroom.

CMT116 Advanced Curriculum Development 4 units
This course is an advanced study of curriculum principles and practices for special needs and culturally diverse learners. Discussions of regular education curriculum mandates, appropriate modifications, specialized teaching, curriculum writing formats, evaluation, and resource materials are included.

CMT117 Evangelism Seminar 4 units
This field education reflection seminar will include the reformed theology of evangelism; an introduction to various bionically consistent methods for presenting the gospel of Jesus Christ through guided observation in the local church, presentations by resource persons with effective evangelistic ministries, and evaluative discussion; an opportunity for participation in aspects of the practice of evangelism.

CMT118 Christian Apologetics 4 units
The nature, method and uses of Christian apologetics; a biblical response to some attacks on Christian faith.