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Director of Christian Education (DCE) Certification with Online Bachelor's Degree in Christian Education Leadership

Online Bachelor's Degree

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  • Online 灵活性,以满足您的需求, 我们的教师和工作人员将在那里指导你的每一步
  • Faculty 有丰富的事工经验和优秀的学术证书, having written many of the textbooks used throughout the Concordia University System and the LCMS
  • Concordia University Irvine houses the largest theological faculty in the Concordia University System
  • Opportunity awaits you, with practical applications in education, leadership, and counseling
  • Open 论坛,与其他学生,教会工作者和教授联系


Students completing the program earn a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Education Leadership. Getting started with a degree can sometimes seem complicated, but our staff will help make it easier. Whether it's support toward financial aid or application advice - we are here to help. 没有学士学位的学生需要完成 general education 以及完成学位的选修要求. Students with an existing bachelor’s degree will receive a second BA in Christian Education Leadership (CEL) as part of this program.


Christ College offers the online Director of Christian Education certification for those who need to progress in their career as a DCE with the LCMS. 在完成你的CEL学位课程之后, you will complete an internship in an LCMS church to be eligible for a call as a DCE.

Study from anywhere

The CEL with DCE program gives you the option to study from wherever you live, 在课外活动中调整你的日程安排, such as family and work. Regularly scheduled classes will keep you connected to professors and course work. We provide schedules, virtual lectures, and a larger network to connect with other students.

Students will be required to complete a two-week residency on campus during the summer, 其中之一将与CED 450在事工辅导有关. This is the perfect opportunity to experience the sunny shores of Orange County, 与志同道合的学生建立联系,见见你的教授.

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  1. Complete the Online Application or download the Paper Application.
  2. 寄送所有就读学院和大学的正式成绩单.
  3. 填写以下表格:
  4. 申请这个项目需要两份推荐信. One will be from an lms专业教会工作者, the other will be a Personal Reference. Please ask your references to complete the appropriate form and return it to the address below.
  5. 将所有表格和要求的项目发送至:
    Graduate Studies in Theology
    Concordia University
    1530 Concordia West
    Irvine, CA 92612-3203

Admissions Eligibility

All applicants for the Online Bachelor of Arts in 基督教教育领袖与DCE认证 Program must:

  1. Already possess a bachelor’s degree or fulfill Concordia University Irvine’s requirements to enter an OBD program
  2. Be working in a relevant ministry position in a church or church-related context

如果你还没有学士学位, there are three options of eligibility to enter Concordia University Irvine’s Online Bachelor’s Degree program:

  • 选项1:副学士学位,IGETC或CSU认证
  • 选项2:你有45个或更多的可转移学分,并且可以参加 general education classes 与你的专业同步.
  • If you have 0-44 units, you are eligible for candidate status and can begin taking GE courses. Once 45 credits total are obtained, you can begin taking courses concurrently.
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Get in Touch

For more information or any questions, we invite you to contact us directly.

Carrie Donohoe

Carrie Donohoe
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