Christian Education

Union Presbyterian Seminary

M.A. On Campus Blended
24 months
470 USD/credit
470 USD/credit
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The purpose of the Christian Education program of the Union Presbyterian Seminary is to prepare you to become a professional educator in Christian congregations or other educational settings. Graduates serve in various capacities and ministerial settings: churches, camps, schools, non-profit organizations, conference centers, and ecclesial governing bodies.


The newly redesigned Christian Education program of the Union Presbyterian Seminary is 36 credit hours, making it possible for you to complete your degree in just 2 years in our Richmond and Charlotte programs and 3 years in our Blended Learning Program.

Students take courses in biblical studies and theology (9 hours), as well as educational theory, educational practice, and faith formation (9 hours). Supervised ministry work (6 hours) and an integrative mentored project (3 hours) help draw together classroom studies and practical experiences. Students can also pursue special interests through elective courses (9 hours).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biblical Interpretation – Old Testament
  • Biblical Interpretation – New Testament
  • Theology
  • The Teaching Ministry of the Church
  • Ministry with Children and Families
  • Curriculum & Resources for Christian Education

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines




60 alternative credits


On Campus, Blended

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Candidates for the M.A.C.E. program normally must have received a bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.) from a four-year college or university accredited by one of the regional accrediting agencies in the United States or hold an equivalent educational credential from another country.
  • Complete an application.
  • Send application fee ($50).
  • Request three references.
  • Request all transcripts.
  • Complete a background check. A background check is required of all applicants who are US Citizens, Resident Aliens, and International Applicants who have lived in the US for more than two years.
  • Return your personal disclosure statement.
  • Interview with a faculty member.
  • English Language Proficiency.
  • Financial requirements: An international student Certification of Funding form with bank statements showing available funds from each source of assistance.
  • Living Expenses (2018-2019 estimated costs).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    470 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 470 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    470 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 470 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Christian Education
Union Presbyterian Seminary