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Can I complete this degree without interrupting my career?

Almost all students are practicing educators with full schedules. Through a variety of instructional formats, with both year-round online and intensive summer campus courses, the program can be completed in 2-4 years depending on the needs of the student.

Will I be required to write a thesis?

There is no thesis requirement. However, as a means of pursuing areas of personal and professional interests, classroom projects allow for practical application within students’ current educational settings.

What distinguishes this degree from that of other institutions?

Our program focuses on equipping Christian educators to think, teach, and lead biblically in educational settings throughout the world. The program centers on a biblical philosophy of education, administration, and curriculum design. God's Word is used as an evaluative measure for both content and instruction within diverse educational settings.

Where do I go if I have more questions?

Please contact an Admissions Counselor or schedule a campus visit by calling (800) 777-2227.    

Is financial aid available?

Financial aid, including scholarships, grants, and loans, is available. The first step in applying is to submit the FAFSA online at Please contact a Financial Aid Counselor at (803) 807-5036 to discuss any questions.

Is a minor in education available?

A minor in education is offered for those students who wish to supplement their other majors or minors with a practical background in educational principles and best practice.

What makes this degree program distinct?

Our program focuses on equipping Christian educators to think, teach, and lead biblically in educational settings throughout the world. This approach provides a biblical foundation for a career in teaching.  Graduates will think Christianly about the profession of teaching as well as the nature and needs of children.

What are the benefits of a 5 year, dual degree program?

Students earn two degrees in five years. They are equipped to serve in Christian, International, private, and public schools. They enter the profession without the need to immediately plan for graduate studies. The program structure provides a seamless transition from undergraduate to graduate studies.

Will this degree lead to certification?

Students who complete the M.A.T. and specified South Carolina state requirements can be recommended for initial certification in early childhood and elementary education. Graduates of the program are also eligible for an Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) certification in elementary education with endorsements in early childhood and Bible.  For those completing designated courses, an ACSI endorsement in ESOL is available.


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