Beginning Fall 2018, Asbury Theological Seminary collaborates with Messiah College to offer two new online Master of Education degree tracks in Christian Education and Intercultural Studies. Through the collaboration, Asbury Seminary students can now earn a graduate certificate in TESOL or Exceptional Children and Youth online from Messiah College.

“Being a part of a collaboration with Messiah College is a tremendous opportunity for our students,” Doug Matthews, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at Asbury Seminary, said. “As with Messiah College, Asbury Seminary wants to find ways to help students achieve their academic and ministry goals while saving time and money.”

To participate in this program, students must apply and be admitted to Messiah College. Students in the program earn 12 core credits (delivered online) through Messiah College and receive a graduate certificate in TESOL or Exceptional Children and Youth that will enhance their theological education.

“We are excited to work with Asbury Seminary on these new programs,” Rob Pepper, Dean of Messiah College School of Graduate Studies, said. “By collaborating with Asbury Seminary, we are able to provide new opportunities for students seeking to serve and minister as educators in Christian schools, church ministries and in cross-cultural contexts.”

The TESOL Track provides individuals with skills and competencies needed to evaluate and design curriculum, as well as deliver and assess effective instruction in the classroom. This track is of particular interest to those who are desiring to serve in cross-cultural experiences around the globe. The certificate will show that the individual has received professional training in teaching English to non-native English learners.

The Exceptional Children and Youth Track provides those individuals with competencies needed to include, support, educate and advocate for children and youth with exceptionalities in a variety of contexts. This track trains individuals with a variety of backgrounds to possess skills and competencies required to support exceptional children and youth in every area of church and community life.

Asbury Seminary is a community called to prepare theologically educated, sanctified, Spirit-filled men and women to evangelize and to spread scriptural holiness throughout the world through the love of Jesus Christ, in the power of the Holy Spirit and to the glory of God the Father. The seminary has locations in Kentucky, Florida, Tennessee, Oklahoma and offers online programs as well. Learn more about Asbury Seminary’s graduate programs here.

Messiah College, a private Christian college of the liberal and applied arts and sciences, enrolls more than 3,300 undergraduate and graduate students. Established in 1909, the primary campus is located in Mechanicsburg, Pa., near the state capital of Harrisburg. Messiah College School of Graduate Studies includes eight master’s degrees, two doctoral degrees, and numerous graduate certificates and post-master’s certificates. Learn more about Messiah’s graduate programs here.