Gateway Seminary will become the first Southern Baptist seminary to offer all its master’s degrees completely online in the fall of 2019.
Approval to offer the final two degree programs online came from the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) on Feb. 15.
“Having all of our master’s degrees online means that more than ever before, Gateway students have optimum flexibility to hone their ministry skills as they expand God’s Kingdom around the world,” said Kristen Ferguson, Gateway’s director of online education. “We couldn’t be more thrilled to offer this flexibility to them.”
Ferguson said professors teaching online adhere to the best practices found in the field of online education, including:
— Weekly interaction between students and professor as they engage the content of the course.
— Timely feedback on assignments so that students grow each week.
— High quality videos intentionally recorded for the online platform and for the online student.
— Contextual assignments integrated in many classes so that students learn on the field and in their own context, then bring that learning experience back to the classroom for guidance and critique.
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Source: Baptist Press