Bachelor of Arts in Academic Discipline
A.2.1 Purpose of the Degree
The purpose of this degree program is to provide students with a general understanding of theological disciplines for general educational purposes at the baccalaureate level. The nomenclature of the specific academic discipline for this degree program may be decided by the institution depending on the purpose of the program offering.
A.2.2. Primary Goal of the Program
The goal of the program focuses on the basic knowledge of theological disciplines, or on the specific area of discipline/knowledge that helps achieve the overall purpose of the program.
A.2.3. Expectations/Learning Outcomes
Students show a clear understanding of the varied theological disciplines or specific area of discipline and competence in academic research.
A.2.4. Evaluation/Assessment of the Degree Program
The school shall conduct a regular assessment of the degree to evaluate the extent of the alignment of the goals of the degree program to student learning outcomes. The assessment shall also determine the effectiveness of the degree program in terms of the percentage of graduates and their placements.
The curriculum shall demonstrate a balanced distribution of courses that cover the biblical, historical, theological and practical areas of disciplines. It shall emphasize the importance of the development of skills and competencies for teaching general education courses in Christian Education, Mission, Christian Studies, Religious Studies and the like. The spiritual formation is the overarching component of theological education and shall be consciously embedded in the curriculum.
Depending on the academic preparation of the students, this degree requires a minimum of four (4) years of full-time academic work.
Upper secondary graduate
In order to operate the Baccalaureate degree program, a minimum of six (6) full-time teachers with MTheol/MA degrees shall be required.
A combination of onsite and access to online data bases of not less than 6,000 usable titles shall be required.