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Introduction

The Department of Christian Education has been established to foster teachers who are committed to practicing what they are taught, understanding and teaching evangelical truths, and serving their students with love and dedication. To this end, students are expected to be trained to develop ability to interpret the Gospel for the changing world and applying the knowledge in real life. By doing so, we aim to educate vanguards who relentlessly confront the truth of the Gospel against the world at church, school, and other social educational institutes, who serve the world, teach, and practice love in the light of the Gospel.

Academic Goals

Educational Ministry: The mission of our department is to foster teachers who explore and teach the truth of the Christian Gospel through critical thinking, serve students with love, and practice what they teach. We do not stop at propagating and teaching the Christian Gospel from the West, but goes on to conduct research and practice the Gospel through interactive discussions between students and professors of theological departments and the educational department based on the theoretical grounds.
Our department aims to develop Christian educators who teach and serve with love and who practice what they teach at school, church, and other social educational institutions.

Extracurricular Academic Activities
The students’ academic association of our department is a special organization aiming to establish Christian education as an academic discipline and strengthen its identity.
- Subcommittee of Educational Ideology
The subcommittee covers the research of educational ideas that can set free each individual and let him or her get to the Day of Lord.
- Subcommittee of Educational Data
The subcommittee seeks to revive and fulfill the true meaning of education through the development of useful programs for teaching and other educational activities.
- Subcommittee of People and Ecology
The mission of the subcommittee is to review in new light the movement of Jesus Christ who lived and acted among people, awakened them, and taught by showing examples and to find how we can follow Jesus’ teachings in everyday life.
- Subcommittee of Peace and Human Rights
The goal of the subcommittee is to instill in everyone the thought that we are all entitled to human rights regardless of ethnicity, nationality, and cultural backgrounds. It also aims for peace which is seen as a common good value of the humankind, and eventually changes in our society.

Extracurricular Academic Activities

The students’ academic association of our department is a special organization aiming to establish Christian education as an academic discipline and strengthen its identity. Subcommittee of Educational Ideology The subcommittee covers the research of educational ideas that can set free each individual and let him or her get to the Day of Lord. Subcommittee of Educational Data The subcommittee seeks to revive and fulfill the true meaning of education through the development of useful programs for teaching and other educational activities. Subcommittee of People and Ecology The mission of the subcommittee is to review in new light the movement of Jesus Christ who lived and acted among people, awakened them, and taught by showing examples and to find how we can follow Jesus’ teachings in everyday life. Subcommittee of Peace and Human Rights The goal of the subcommittee is to instill in everyone the thought that we are all entitled to human rights regardless of ethnicity, nationality, and cultural backgrounds. It also aims for peace which is seen as a common good value of the humankind, and eventually changes in our society.

Career Opportunities

Graduates can move on to our graduate school and cultivate competence as a professional by obtaining more profound academic knowledge and ability to practice what they are taught. Students majoring in Christian education can make a choice among four different career paths. Those who complete both the bachelor’s degree in Christian education and the additional courses required of pastor candidates are qualified for pastors, missionaries for overseas service, and professional church educators carrying out ministerial activities for children, young adults, and other special ministries. Students who complete the teacher training course are eligible to be certified as a religious educator who can work as a religious teacher or chaplain at Christian schools, or can teach religion or ethics at non-Christian schools. In addition, students can take the Interdisciplinary Program for Child Care or Lifetime Education as a double major. Those who complete the Child Care program can run a nursery or become a teacher while students double majoring in the Lifetime Education can work at social educational institutions after obtaining a certified qualification.

Curriculum

 Chapel  Spritual Training in Christian Education Ⅰ-Ⅳ
 Introduction to Education  Introduction to Christian Education
Theology for Christian Education Psychology of Religion
Process and Method of Christian Education Christian Education for Children
Church Service Ⅰ-Ⅳ Field Work Ⅰ-Ⅳ
Introduction to the Study of Religion Christian Education in Mission
Christian Education Curriculum Christian Education for Youth and Adult
History of Religion Ministry of Education
The Theology Religion Education Philosophy of Religion
Christian Education philosophy Church Music
English useful for Statistics Ⅰ,Ⅱ Christian Peace Education
Theories & Practice of Counseling Teaching Methodology of Bible
Ecological Christian Education Bible & Ecological Movement
Ecumenical Movement andd Christian Education Inter-discipline of Christian Education