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Taylor Seminary offers a variety of continuing education opportunities to help its graduates and other ministry professionals continue growing in their ministry knowledge and effectiveness. These are also intended for those wishing to pursue a degree on a part-time basis, recognizing the challenge of balancing ministry with ministry preparation.

Taylor offers modular and intensive courses, online and hybrid courses (a combination of online and on-campus), and by offering courses in other locations - helping you get 'connected'!

 

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Distributed Education

Combining modular courses offered throughout the year (including during January Intersession and Spring Session) with online courses, the Distributed Education model is a multiple method delivery system that employs:

  • Off-campus teaching and learning
  • On-campus schedule elasticity
  • Multiple delivery tools

Modular courses taken during the Intersession each January and in Spring Sessions fulfill the residency requirement while the online courses enable students to work from outside the campus in Edmonton.

Students who consider taking courses online must keep the following policies in mind:

  • Online course tuition rate will be the same as on-campus offerings.
  • Online courses will not be included in the calculation of the tuition cap.
  • Online courses will not be used to meet the residency requirement.

Courses Available

Click here to view the Seminary Course Schedule on the Registrar's Home Page, which includes online, modular and "hybrid courses" (combined classroom and online instruction).

Courses are planned for various other locations -- check the course offerings for details!

 

ONLINE

For the Course List (including online courses) and the Timetable, visit the Registrar's Home Page here.

Click here to visit the Taylor Online Course site.

 

Master of Arts Intercultural Studies: TESOL (Two-Year)

Program Description
Program Objectives

Course Requirements

 Program Description
A two-year program designed for those anticipating careers in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) both in Canada and overseas.  The curriculum offers courses that integrate TESOL, culture, Bible and theology and the mission of the church. This program is for students who possess a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from a recognized college or university. TESOL classes are offered jointly with Vanguard College, Edmonton, AB, through the Vanguard Taylor Language Institute.

 Program Objectives
Graduation from the M.A. in Intercultural Studies program should enable the student to demonstrate:

1. Personal and spiritual maturity and a commitment to ongoing growth.
2. A broad knowledge of the Bible and theology and the ability to apply this knowledge incarnationally in a redemptive ministry in the church and the world.
3. The capacity to critically integrate the principles and methodologies of intercultural communication within a missiological framework.
4. Commitment to the Church's worldwide mission of gospel proclamation, discipleship, and social change.
5. Competence in the skills needed for sympathetically understanding other cultures and in the exercise of spiritual gifts in another cultural setting.
6. An ability to teach English to speakers of other languages to a variety of abilities and contexts.

 Course Requirements

Bible   (9 credits)
BI 412 Biblical Hermeneutics  3

NT 416 New Testament Introduction  3
OT 417 Old Testament Introduction  3

Church History and Theology   (6 credits)
TH 531 Systematic Theology I  3
TH 532 Systematic Theology II  3

Church Mission and Ministry   (12 credits) 
MI 432 Integral Mission   3
MI 545 Evangelism and Church Planting 3
plus one of the following two courses:  3
  PC 431 Personal Development in Ministry, or

  PT 540 Spiritual Formation   
WR 523 Christian Encounter with World Religions 3

TESOL   (18 credits)
MI 534 Intercultural Communication  3

TSL 411 Applied Linguistics I  3
TSL 412 Second Language Acquisition  3
TSL 413 Applied Linguistics II  3
TSL 414 Methods and Materials in TESOL 3
TSL 415 TESOL Practicum I   1
TSL 416 TESOL Practicum II  2

Free Electives   3

Total Credits    48

 If you would like more information about this program, please feel free to submit a Request for Information or speak to an admissions counsellor at 431-5200 (local) or 1 (800) 567-4988.

 

 

Diploma in TESOL Studies (One-Year)

Program Description
Program Objectives
Course Requirements

 Program Description
A one-year program of TESOL studies for lay persons who possess a bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a recognized college or university.

 Program Objectives
Graduation from this program should enable the student to demonstrate:

1. Competence to teach English to speakers of other languages to a variety of ability and in a diversity of contexts.
2. An appreciation for cultural diversity
3. A basic understanding of the Bible.
4. Commitment to the Church's worldwide mission of gospel proclamation discipleship and social change.

 Course Requirements

Bible   (6 credits)
NT 416      New Testament Introduction  3

OT 417      Old Testament Introduction  3

Church Mission and Ministry   (3 credits)
one of the following two courses:   
   3

 PC 431      Personal Development and Ministry
 PT 540      Spiritual Formation  

TESOL   (15 credits)
TSL 411  Applied Linguistics I  3

TSL 412 Second Language Acquisition 3
TSL 413 Applied Linguistics II  3
TSL 414 Methods and Material in TESOL 3
TSL 415  TESOL Practicum I  1
TSL 416  TESOL Practicum II  2

Total Credits     24

If you would like more information about this program, please feel free to submit a Request for Information or speak to an admissions counsellor at 431-5200 (local) or 1 (800) 567-4988.

 

Graduate Certificate Programs

Certificate programs at Taylor Seminary are designed for students/graduates who desire greater depth or a specialized focus.  Each certificate program may be taken concurrently with the requisite degree or taken after such degree has been completed.  Each is designed around specialized courses or experiences (all courses may not be offered every year).


GRADUATE CERTIFICATE in Biblical Exposition

This graduate certificate is designed for those who intend to serve as pastors who will have regular preaching responsibilities and those who intend to go on to further studies in Bible and Theology.

In addition to the requirements in the MDiv program, students who enroll in this certificate must complete a further 12 credits: 9 credits in Bible (courses with titles beginning with BI, NT, or OT) and 3 credits in Preaching. The 9 credits in Bible must include 3 credits in either Greek Exegesis or Hebrew Exegesis through directed studies. Six credits in Introductory Hebrew are required as a prerequisite to Hebrew Exegesis, and 6 credits in Introductory Greek, as a prerequisite to Greek Exegesis.

Ideally, students should complete a 6-credit introduction to one of the Biblical languages in their undergraduate program. Those who have not done so may transfer a 6-credit introductory language course into the Graduate Certificate in Biblical Exposition, and this will be applied to the 9 credits required in Bible.

Contact Admissions to further discuss this Graduate Certificate.


GRADUATE CERTIFICATE in Intercultural Studies

This certificate is designed for those who anticipate their ministry will be exercised in an unfamiliar cultural context or in a highly multicultural context. In addition to the requirements of the MDiv or MTS programs (provided that they include MI 545 Evangelism and Church Planting in their program), students must complete a further 12 credits in Mission (MI) or World Religion (WR) courses.

Contact Admissions to further discuss this Graduate Certificate.


GRADUATE CERTIFICATE in Spiritual Formation

This Graduate Certificate in Spiritual Formation will be offered in a Taylor Seminary-Urban Sanctuary partnership. In addition to the requirements of the MDiv, MA in Intercultural Studies or MTS programs, students must complete a further 12 credits, as follows:

Spiritual Formation   (12 credits)
SF 521 Theology of Discernment: Hearing and Responding to the Voice of Jesus   3

SF 522 Theology of Community: Learning to Love with Engagement   3
SF 523 Theology of Formation: Merging Passion and Spiritual Habits into Virtue   3
SF  524  Theology of Calling: A Multi-Layered Identity   3 

TOTAL CREDITS        12

Contact Admissions to further discuss this Graduate Certificate.


GRADUATE CERTIFICATE in Pastoral Leadership

Given that pastoral leadership is crucial for the development of healthy churches, the Certificate in Pastoral Leadership is designed for those who want to sharpen their leadership ability for church leadership.  In addition to the requirements for the MDiv program, students must complete a further 12 credits as specified below.

PC 636 Spiritual Direction in Pastoral Care   3
PL 634 The Pastor as Leader    3
PL electives Pastoral Leadership Electives   6 

TOTAL CREDITS             12


Please contact Enrolment Services to inquire about how you can further develop your ministry skills through these Certificate Programs. You can submit a Request for Information or speak to an admissions counsellor at 431-5200 (local) or 1 (800) 567-4988.