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Columbia Accepts Sixteen Students for New Doctor of Educational Ministry Program


Decatur, GA—Sixteen students have been admitted to the new Doctor of Educational Ministry (D.Ed.Min.) program at Columbia Theological Seminary. They will participate in the program’s introductory seminar September 25-October 6. This first cohort includes students from as far away as Idaho and New Mexico. The D.Ed.Min. is a part-time degree program for those actively employed in an official position of educational ministry. All candidates are required to hold at least a first professional degree in religious education and have at least three years experience in educational ministry. Requiring completion of 36 hours, the academic program includes two-week residential courses on the Columbia campus, with a practicum and final research project done in the student’s place of ministry. Completion of the degree is expected to take four years--Columbia is the only PC(USA) seminary offering a terminal practical degree for Christian educators. The program accepts students every other year. A second cohort will be admitted for studies to begin in 2008. For more information about the Doctor of Educational Ministry program, contact Charles Raynal at 404-687-4533, or e-mail Columbia Theological Seminary, located in Decatur, Georgia, was established in 1828 and is one of 10 theological institutions of the Presbyterian Church (USA). 

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