It is no secret that teachers in Bible colleges and seminaries all over the world are traditionally trained in theology but not necessarily in education.
London School of Theology is working together with strategic international organisations involved in theological education to bridge this need and provide a series of highly flexible and internationally deliverable courses in the discipline of theological education.
The lecturers at London School of Theology are not only academically qualified but also spiritually rich, which has enabled me to expand both my mental capacity and spiritual life. I have enjoyed learning under every lecturer assigned to me!
You will learn by engaging in both acquisition and participation activities, most of which will shared with a cohort of students that will move together through the course website, engaging a variety of media during the week on different topics and then blogging and interacting in forums over the weekends.
All the modules will be delivered in such a way that you will be learning with fellow students from all over the world under the guidance of a tutor. Arrangements will also be made during the programme to be formally observed during your teaching in order to assist you in reflecting on your practice.
Assessment will vary within the modules, with components such as reflective and critical essays, reflective practice reports, curricular projects, personal journaling, engagement with a variety of online tools and a final empirical research project (at MA level). There will be no need to travel for final examinations.
I’ve really learned so much from London School of Theology about the philosophy of teaching, about creatively teaching, and I have a lot more confidence that I understand why I’m teaching the way I am.
Who is it for?
These programmes are for you if:
- You are currently a theological educator teaching in a Bible college or seminary.
- You are a theology graduate who is considering a vocation in theological education.
- You are involved in leadership or academic responsibilities in a theological college, but have not professionally trained for these roles.
- You want to deepen you awareness of what is distinctive (and theological) about theological education are re-discover your calling.
This programme is available to study either full- time or part-time and is delivered completely online with no residential requirements. Most of our students are enrolled part-time and normally commit around 15 hours per week to study.
Part-time students are expected to complete the MA in 3 years. For more information about the time commitment for full-time students, please contact the Postgraduate Administrator.
No need to leave your occupation
The programmes are designed in such a way that they are best taken while you are actively teaching where you are. All courses have been conceived for those who are already involved in full time theological education anywhere in the world and are thus provided through a combination of online distance education and reflective practice wherever students are.