M.A. in Educational Studies – Leadership Track

 

The Leadership M.A. is a co-operative program between Providence Theological Seminary and Horizon College & Seminary. Its formal name is the Leadership Track in the Master of Arts in Educational Studies.

The Leadership M.A. was approved by the governing bodies of Providence Theological Seminary in April 2017. It is a 48-credit hour degree. Students may take a combination of courses at both Providence and Horizon. The degree will be given by Providence which is accredited by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS).

 

Program Goals & Objectives:

The target audience of the Leadership M.A. includes church leaders, para-church leaders, and other Christian leaders in marketplace or secular organizations. These men and women seek continuing education and training specifically in the knowledge and skills of effective leadership.

The purposes of the Leadership M.A. for the student include:

  • To establish a strong biblical and theological foundation for leadership and heighten awareness of the relevance of the Word of God to how leadership is fulfilled
  • To cultivate a strong knowledge of leadership theories and practices and how they relate to the act of leadership within the Church and the world
  • To develop the gift of leadership and express it with broad knowledge, competent skills, and in an ethical manner
  • To attain a leadership character, presence, and practice that may be called upon to give godly leadership in a variety of church, para-church, or marketplace organizations

 

Program Requirements

Please click for a detailed program sheet.

 

Tentative Schedule of 2017-2019 Courses:

They may be subject to change.

Note:  For most of the courses listed below, you have the option of attending in person or connect (via the internet) into the class from home.

Contemporary Approaches to Leadership and Administration

Dr. R. Kadyschuk  

This course is done in combination with the Global Leadership Summit (GLS) presented by the Willow Creek Association.

The course will include five weeks of online course activity before or after the GLS sessions.

Options for Attending:

August 2017 or October 2017, see website to register: http://growingleadership.com/summit2017/#locations

January 24-25, 2018 on campus at Horizon College and Seminary.

Please check back for an updated course description and syllabus.

Contact:  Email Dr. Kadyschuk

Reading the Church's Bible

Dr. L. Wray Beal

Fall 2017 Semester Course – Thursday mornings (Providence Campus).

Also offered online from Providence in Winter 2018 semester.

Theological Foundations

Dr. P. Franklin

Fall 2017 Semester Course – Thursday mornings (Providence Campus).

Also offered online from Providence in Winter 2018 semester or via Directed Study through Horizon.

Old Testament Elective - The Prophetic Books

Dr. C. Lortie

Module: November 6-10, 2017 (Horizon Campus).

Please check back for an updated course description and syllabus.

New Testament Elective - General Letters

Dr. J. Martini

Module: March 5-9, 2018 (Horizon Campus)

Please check back for an updated course description and syllabus.

New Testament Elective - Luke/Acts

Dr. J. Martini

6 week classroom course – November 13 to December 20, 2017 (Horizon Campus).

Monday through Thursday, 9:00 to 10:30 am.

Also available as a Directed Study course.

Please check back for an updated course description and syllabus.

A Biblical Theology and Hermeneutic of Leadership

Dr. R. Kadyschuk

Module: May 2018 (Horizon and Providence Campus).

Please check back for more details.

Communications Media and Research Skills for Leadership Effectiveness

S. Hamm

Module: Fall 2018 (Providence and Horizon campus).

Please check back for more details.

Leadership Applied Focus Practicum 1 and 2

Dr. R. Kadyschuk (Horizon)/ Dr. A. Thiessen (Providence)

The timing for registration occurs when relevant for individual student.

Coaching and Mentoring Strategies: Introduction

TBA

Module: January 2019 (Horizon Campus).

Please check back for details.

Ethics and Morality in Leadership

TBA

Module: Spring 2019 (Horizon Campus).

Please check back for more details.

Course available as Directed Study prior to that time.

Individual Directed Study Courses

Managing Change, Transitions, Conflict and Power

Creating and Sustaining Effective Teams

Vision, Strategy, Execution and Assessment

These courses may be offered on an individual basis by Directed Study until they are placed on the master schedule as module courses.

Open Electives

Other courses are available online, as modules, and directed studies

Please Dr. S. Hamm (Providence) or Email Dr. Kadyschuk (Horizon) for more details.

Note: Please check the Providence Seminary website for modules offered in the Fall 2017 and Winter 2018 Sessions that also may serve as electives.