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MEd in Discipleship for Ministry

Regent University's Master of Education in Discipleship for Ministry program offers students the chance to explore the relationship between faith and education. Find out more about online M.Ed. program here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Education in Discipleship for Ministry

School Offering Program:

Regent University

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Program Prerequisites:

Individuals that apply to the M.Ed. in Discipleship for Ministry program at Regent University should be interested in pursuing a career in a ministry-focused education role and must have some previous education experience. All applicants to Regent University master's programs must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution; some programs may have additional admissions requirements.

Program Description:

The online M.Ed. in Discipleship for Ministry program at Regent University combines coursework from the School of Education and the School of Divinity to provide a unique educational experience founded on Christian principles. Students have the chance to explore discipleship through various forms of spiritual and character development. Students may learn more about the role that faith and the church can play in educational experiences. This M.Ed. program includes coursework that may help students develop their ability to effectively integrate the Bible into educational curriculum and to provide faith-based mentorship to individuals in the classroom. Students also could learn how to refine their teaching methods and leadership skills in various-sized classroom settings.

Learning Format:


Program Length:

34 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Regent University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the M.Ed. in Discipleship for Ministry

The curriculum of the M.Ed. in Discipleship for Ministry includes 12 credits worth of coursework from the School of Divinity, 19 credits worth of coursework from the School of Education, and one 3-credit elective course. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Regent University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

School of Divinity Required Courses (12 credits)

  • Models of Biblical Discipleship
  • Christian Leadership Development
  • Foundations for Ministry Coaching
  • Spiritual Formation Foundations

School of Education Required Courses (19 credits)

  • Kingdom Education
  • Hermeneutics and Biblical Integration for Education
  • Student Discipleship in Christian Education
  • Christian Character Formation
  • Biblical Foundations of Christian Education
  • C&I Christian Education

Elective Courses (3 credits)

  • Students choose one 3-credit elective approved by an advisor

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education

Individuals seeking employment in academia or research may consider continuing their education after the successful completion of their M.Ed. in Discipleship for Ministry. Some advanced degrees that graduates may consider include:

  • Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership - Ecclesial Leadership
  • Doctor of Ministry
  • DSL - Ecclesial Leadership
  • Education Specialist in Educational Leadership
  • Ph.D. in Education

Career Paths

Students that successfully complete the M.Ed. in Discipleship for Ministry program at Regent University may have gained the skills and knowledge necessary to pursue a career in a faith-based educational setting. Some job titles that graduates may seek include:

  • Christian educator
  • Non-profit manager
  • Higher education administrator
  • Pastoral ministry leader

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