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  Nov 17, 2017
 
Lee University Catalog 2013-2014 [Archived Catalog]

Division of Adult Learning


Dr. Joshua Black, Executive Director

DIRECTORS
Delton Alford, Ph.D., Faculty Services
Suzanne Holt, Ed.D., Curriculum Development
Shaun McKinley, Enrollment Services
Gregory Sloop, D.Min., Charlotte Center

FACULTY
Professor Delton Alford
Associate Professor Joshua J. Black
Associate Professor Robert Debelak
Associate Professor Suzanne Holt
Assistant Professor Greg Sloop
Associate Professor Jayson VanHook

  

The Division of Adult Learning’s non-traditional approach feeds qualified students’ natural curiosity through online discussion, personal reflection, case studies, and text-driven contemplation.  Highly qualified Lee University professors lead online and onsite courses that stimulate students’ intellectual growth, promote their spiritual development, and equip them for professional success.

Courses are offered fully online, in an intensive format (hybrid online and onsite mix), or fully onsite at our education centers.  The DAL currently offers classes onsite at the Cleveland, TN Education Center and the Charlotte, NC Education Center.

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS OF STUDY

Bachelor’s Degree in BIBLE and THEOLOGY

Students may earn either a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree.  The B.A. degree candidate must complete six hours of a foreign language at the intermediate level.  At least 25% of a degree must be taken through Lee University.
 
RELIGION CORE:  18 semester hours
GENERAL EDUCATION CORE:  36 semester hours  (42 for BA)
SPECIALTY AREA REQUIREMENTS:
  To graduate a Minimum major GPA of 2.0 is required.
 36 semester hours
COLLATERAL REQUIREMENTS:  15 semester hours
GENERAL ELECTIVES:  15 semester hours  (9 for BA)
   
TOTAL HOURS FOR GRADUATION:  120 semester hours
 
(Degree Major Codes:  CBITH.BA    /  CBITH.BS  )

Bachelor’s Degree in CHRISTIAN STUDIES

Students may earn either a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree.  The B.A. degree candidate must complete six hours of a foreign language at the intermediate level.  At least 25% of a degree must be taken through Lee University.
 
A student pursuing this major will consult with a designated advisor in the Division of Adult Learning to design a major program of study that meets the specialty requirements. The completed program proposal will be submitted to the Christian Studies Committee (SOR Dean and DAL Executive Director) for review and final approval. The student will be admitted to the major after the proposal has been approved.
 
RELIGION CORE:   18 semester hours
GENERAL EDUCATION CORE:    36 semester hours  (42 for BA)
SPECIALITY AREA REQUIREMENTS:  
  To graduate a Minimum major GPA of 2.0 is required.
 36 semester hours

     ·  The major must include a minimum of 36 hours.
     ·  The student must select courses from four separate disciplines chosen from the list below.
     ·  A minimum of nine credit hours must be taken from each of the four selected disciplines.
     ·  At least 18 hours of the major must be in upper division (300 and 400 level) courses.
     ·  
Courses taken to meet general education core or religion core requirements will not count toward the major.
     The student may choose courses from any four of the following disciplines:
           
Bible                                              Intercultural Studies
            Christian Education                   Pastoral Studies
            Christian Leadership                Theology
            Counseling

COLLATERAL REQUIREMENTS:  15 semester hours
GENERAL ELECTIVES:  15 semester hours  (9 for BA)
   
TOTAL HOURS FOR GRADUATION:  120 semester hours

(Degree Major Codes:  CHRST.BA    /   CHRST.BS    )

Bachelor’s Degree in MINISTRY LEADERSHIP

Students may earn either a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree. This degree offers emphases in any one of six areas. The B.A. degree candidate must complete six hours of a foreign language at the intermediate level. At least 25% of a degree must be taken through Lee University.
 
RELIGION CORE:   18 semester hours
GENERAL EDUCATION CORE:  36 semester hours  (42 for BA)
MINISTRY LEADERSHIP SPECIALITY AREA:
  To graduate a Minimum major GPA of 2.0 is required.
 30 semester hours
 
EMPHASIS: One (1) of the following:  24 semester hours
     Church Administration           Music & Worship  
     Counseling                            Pastoral Ministry  
     Discipleship                           Youth Ministry  
GENERAL ELECTIVES: 12 semester hours (6 for BA)
   
TOTAL HOURS FOR GRADUATION:  120 semester hours
 
(Degree Major Codes:    MLCAD.BA   /  MLCAD.BS  :      MLCSL.BA   /  MLCSL.BS  :      MLDIS.BA   /  MLDIS.BS   :        MLMUW.BA   /  MLMUW.BS   :      MLPAS.BA   /  MLPAS.BS   :      MLYTH.BA   /  MLYTH.BS  )

Bachelor’s Degree in CHRISTIAN MINISTRY (Charlotte Center ONLY)

This degree offers emphases in any one of five areas. At least 25% of a degree must be taken through Lee University.
 
CHRISTIAN MINISTRY CORE:   30 semester hours
GENERAL EDUCATION CORE:  36 semester hours 
COLLATERAL REQUIREMENTS  27 semester hours
EMPHASIS: One (1) of the following:  24 semester hours
     Bible and Theology                Pastoral Ministry  
     Christian Education               Counseling  
GENERAL ELECTIVES:  3 semester hours
   
TOTAL HOURS FOR GRADUATION:  120 semester hours
 

(Degree Major Codes:  CMINB.BCM   CMINC.BCM    /  CMINP.BCM    /  CMINX.BCM  )

Bachelor’s Degree in LIBERAL STUDIES

Students may earn either a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree. The B.A. degree candidate must complete six hours of a foreign language at the intermediate level. At least 25% of a degree must be taken through Lee University. 
 
This is an individualized degree program available to students who have earned at least 60 semester hours.  A student pursuing this major will consult with a designated advisor in the Division of Adult Learning. The completed program proposal will be submitted to the Executive Director of DAL for review and final approval. The student will be admitted to the major after the proposal has been approved.
 
RELIGION CORE:   15 semester hours
GENERAL EDUCATION CORE:    36 semester hours (42 for BA)
SPECIALITY AREA REQUIREMENTS:  
  To graduate a Minimum major GPA of 2.0 is required.
 69 semester hours (63 for BA)

   ·  The student must have completed a minimum of 60 semester hours for admission to this program.
   ·  At least 30 hours of the major must be in upper division (300 and 400 level) courses.
   ·  
Courses taken to meet general education core or religion core requirements will not count toward the major.

TOTAL HOURS FOR GRADUATION: 120 semester hours
 
(Degree Major Codes:  GENST.BA    /    GENST.BS  )

CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

The certificate program is designed for students not seeking a degree but wanting to study in a particular discipline. The courses can be taken in the classroom, online, and in our intensive courses. The curriculum includes eight (8) courses for 24 semester hours of credit. The programs available are as follows:

     • Certificate in Bible – BIBL.CRT
     • Certificate in Christian Education – CHED.CRT
     • Certificate in Christian Leadership – CLDR.CRT
     • Certificate in Intercultural Studies – ICSP.CRT
     • Certificate in Pastoral Ministry – PASM.CRT

Students applying for admission to the certificate program must follow the DAL application procedure; however, they will not be required to submit ACT/SAT scores. An overall 2.0 GPA must be maintained in order for a student to successfully complete the program. The Federal Pell Grant and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) programs are not available to students enrolled in the Certificate Program; however, the undergraduate ministry discount is applicable for all undergraduate ministerial training programs.

GRADUATE PROGRAMS OF STUDY

Master’s Degree in MINISTRY STUDIES (MINOL.MA)

The Master of Arts degree in Ministry Studies at Lee University provides a program of study that combines practical studies and practical ministry.  For those whose undergraduate degree focused on religious studies, this graduate program offers the opportunity to further the student’s knowledge and expertise.  For those whose undergraduate degree focused on disciplines other than religion, this graduate program can fill the missing pieces of the student’s education.  The Master of Arts in Ministry Studies will equip the student to be the leader in ministry that God has called and gifted the person to be.

The courses in this program are specifically designed to help the student understand the biblical and theological foundation of issues related to ministry in contemporary contexts, and then to move beyond theory to the implementaion of practical skills for successful vocational ministry.  The combination of superior education and ministry experience of our highly qualified faculty enable them to present a realistic approach to this union of theory and practice.  The online design of this program offers convenient course scheduling to better accomodate the busy lives of working adults.  Our students are a diverse group comprised of women and men who range from recent graduates to experienced ministers.  The camaraderie between students and faculty, combined with discussion-based classes create an exciting learning environment that readily lends itself to ministry application. 

The Master of Arts degree in Ministry Studies at Lee University offers three tracks:  Leadership Studies, Worhsip Studies, and Youth and Family Studies.  The degree includes 18 hours of common core courses and 18 hours of courses within each track.  The student’s learning experience will culminate in either a track-specific final project or internship.  

More detailed program information can be found at:

Master of Arts in Ministry Studies 

The Master of Arts in Ministry Studies is also available as an on-campus program through the School of Religion.

Students must remain in good standing throughout their course of graduate study, and must adhere to specific requirements for the MA degree program in which they are enrolled.  Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 prior to application and enrollment for final project, thesis, internship or exams, and must have an overall GPA of 3.0 in order to be considered for graduation.  No studnet will b eallowed to graduate from the program with less than a 3.0 cumulative GPA.

PROGRAM FORMATS

Courses are available in online, onsite, and intensive formats.

Lee Online

Lee Online is the primary means of program delivery in the Division of Adult Learning. This form of study is a highly engaging experience which is based on models of adult learning in a virtual classroom environment. Over the course of the 8-week term, students log in to classes for online instructions, videos, lectures, assignments, discussions, etc. Materials are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week throughout the term. During a course, the instructor may schedule times to meet online with students. These sessions are for discussion, lecture, course mentoring, etc. The number of hours necessary to complete Lee Online courses is roughly 17 hours per week.

Onsite Instruction

The Division of Adult Learning offers accelerated onsite instruction.  This format of study is a highly engaging experience, which is based on models of adult learning in a classroom environment.  Over the course of the 8-week term, students attend classes once a week for 3 hours of onsite instruction.  Materials are made available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through the online components of the course.  The 3-hour course sessions are for discussion, lecture, case studies, group presentations, course mentoring, etc.  Additional classroom time is made available to students for their own group work preparation, study space, or other student usage.  The number of hours necessary to complete DAL courses is roughly 17 hours per week.  Courses are currently held at the Cleveland Education Center and the Charlotte Center.

Intensive

The Division of Adult Learning offers Online Intensives.  This format of study is a highly engaging experience, which is based on models of adult learning in both the online and classroom environments.  Over the course of the 8-week term, students are engaged in online discussions and assignments, while they also attend two weekend intensives for onsite instruction.  Materials are made available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through the online components of the course.  The 4-hour course sessions are for discussion, lecture, case studies, group presentations, course mentoring, etc.  Additional classroom time is made available to students for their own group work preparation, study space, or other student usage.  The number of hours necessary to complete DAL courses is roughly 17 hours per week.  Courses are currently held at the Cleveland Education Center (TN), the Charlotte Center (NC), and other approved sites as needed.

Computer Requirements:
Most current personal computer systems will meet the requirements of DAL courses. We strongly recommend a high speed internet connection in order for students to complete their coursework.  DAL encourages the latest version of Microsoft Office and Firefox web browser.  Instructors will inform students if additional software is needed.