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Course Sequencing

The Student Development Concentration is designed as a 2-year program. Students can complete this program with or without a Graduate Resident Assistantship (GRA).

Listed below are two possible approaches to completing this degree. The first is for those completing the degree in correspondence with a Graduate Resident Assistantship (GRA), and the second is for those who are not doing the GRA.

For a PDF version of the Course Sequence, click here.

Student Development (GRA) - Sequencing Chart

Year 1

Summer  

CFM 545 Student Dev. Leadership and Org. (4)

(4 hrs)

Fall  

CFM 512 Bible in Ministry (2)

CFM 513 Hist. & Phil. of Ministry (4)

CFM 521 Personal Spiritual Formation (2)

CFM 691 Mentoring Group (0)

~ Submit Candidacy

(8 hrs)

Spring  

CFM 517 Dev. Theory & Spiritual Formation (2)

CFM 518 Research Methods for Ministry (2)

CFM 641 College/Young Adult Ministry (4)

CFM 691 Mentoring Group (0)

~ Prepare Final Project Proposal (in CFM 518)

(8 hrs)

Year 2

Summer  

TSR: BITH ~ choose 565, 566, or 567 (4)

CFM 532 Discipleship (2)

(6 hrs)

Fall  

CFM 514 Ministry in Culture (2)

CFM 516 Teaching for Trans-formation (4)

CFM 691 Mentoring Group (0)

CFM 692 or 698 Thesis, Applied Thesis or Creative Project (2)

(8 hrs )

Spring  

CFM 522 History & Traditions (2)

CFM 534 Care and Counsel (2)

CFM 546 Facilitating Collegiate Learning (4)

CFM 691 Mentoring Group (0)

CFM 683 Integrative Seminar (0)

~ Complete Final Project

~ Submit Application for Degree

(8 hrs)

* Note: TSR can be taken as a January term course instead of a summer course. Discipleship can either be taken in the summer or the fall.

Additional note: Student chooses the semester for CFM 693 Ministry Practicum (0); then an integrated reflection is submitted in the CFM 683 Integrated Seminar class.

Student Development (Non-GRA) - Sequencing Chart

(Note: Non-GRAs may complete the program in three semesters.)

Year 1

Fall  

CFM 512 Bible in Ministry (2)

CFM 513 Hist. & Phil. of Ministry (4)

CFM 521 Personal Spiritual Formation (2)

TSR: BITH ~ choose 565, 566 or 576 (4)

CFM 691 Mentoring Group (0)

~ Submit Candidacy

(12 hrs)

Spring  

CFM 517 Dev. Theory & Spiritual Formation (2)

CFM 518 Research Methods for Ministry (2)

CFM 522 History & Traditions (2)

CFM 534 Care & Counsel in Ministry (2)

CFM 641 College/Young Adult Ministry (4)

CFM 691 Mentoring Group (0)

~ Prepare Final Project Proposal (in CFM 518)

(12 hrs)

Summer  

CFM 532 Discipleship (2)

CFM 545 Student Dev. Ldrshp. & Organization (4)

(6 hrs)

Year 2

Fall  

CFM 514 Ministry in Culture (2)

CFM 516 Teaching for Transformation (4)

CFM 691 Mentoring Group (0)

CFM 692 or 698 ~ Thesis, Applied Thesis or Creative Project (2)

(8 hrs)

Spring  

CFM 546 Facilitating Collegiate Learning (4)

CFM 691 Mentoring Group (0)

CFM 683 Integrative Seminar (0)

~ Complete Final Project

~ Submit Application for Degree

(4 hrs)

Note: Student chooses the semester for CFM 693 Ministry Practicum (0); then an integrated reflection is submitted in the CFM 683 Integrated Seminar class.