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Course Progression OAL Residential - Summer GA

This is the typical course progression for residential students at HoneyRock with Summer GA responsibilities, and for any other students aiming to complete the degree in two years.

Year 1

Fall 2022 (12 credits)

  • MML 512 Leadership and Spiritual Formation (4)
  • OAL 549 Program Philosophy and Planning (4)
  • OAL 662 Theology and Practice of Outdoor Ministry (4)

Spring 2023 (12 Credits)

  • MML 503 Cultural Engagement (2)
  • OAL 518 Research Methods for Ministry (2)
  • OAL 663 Organizational Leadership and Staff Development (4)
  • BITH 565/566/576 Biblical or Theological Studies course (4)

Summer 2023 (0-4 Credits)

Optional 0-6 additional credits selected from:

  • Other courses in Wheaton College Graduate School with Advisor’s approval.

Year 2

Fall 2023 (4-12 Credits)

  • OAL 595 Foundations of Experiential Education (2)
  • OAL Final Project (CFM 692 Creative Project or CFM 698 Thesis/Applied Thesis) (2)

Optional 0-8 additional credits selected from:

  • OAL 664 Wilderness Programming and Leadership (4)
  • OAL 694 Camp Ministry in Global Contexts (2)

Other courses in Wheaton College Graduate School with Advisor’s approval.

Spring 2024 (6-12 Credits)

  • OAL 534 Care and Counsel in Ministry (2)
  • OAL 682 Integrative Seminar (2)
  • OAL 699 Final Project Continuation (0) 

Optional 2-8 additional credits selected from:

  • OAL 694 Temporary Communities and the Church (2)
  • OAL 694 Gap Year Programming (2)
  • OAL 694 Advanced Leadership seminar (2)
  • OAL 665 Wilderness Program Management (4)

Other courses in Wheaton College Graduate School with Advisor’s approval