EAST offers an integrated core curriculum for all programs in line with our goal to train mission minded movement leaders for the world. The integrated core curriculum reflects three time elements: past, present and future. The past component connects the student to his past Christian heritage through classes on the Old and New Testaments, Church History and Systematic Theology. The present component allows the Christian to learn about the present world and self through anthropology and spiritual formation. Skill classes on preaching, teaching counseling and leading let students discover their gifts, calling and vocation. The curriculum is designed to be relevant to life and ministry, helping the student to develop both the heart and mind.
As they discover their gifts in the early part of their programs, students can choose areas of emphasis in their programs for their future study and development.
The school currently offers the following degree and certificate programs:
Master of Divinity
The 143 credit-hour Master of Divinity (MDiv), with an emphasis in:
- Teaching and Exposition
- Intercultural Studies
- General Studies
Master of Arts
The 93 credit-hour Master of Arts (MA)
- Master of Arts in Biblical Studies
- Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies
- Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling (being reviewed)
Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry
The 127 credit-hour Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry (BA)
The 30 credit-hour Graduate Certificate with an emphasis in:
- Pastoral Counseling
- Biblical Studies
- Inter-cultural Studies
- Christian Ministry
Partners-in-Ministry (PIM) Certificate
This is a 16 credit-hour, non-degree certificate program for spouses of students who are pursuing a degree program with the school. The purpose of this program is to ensure that both the husband and wife are given adequate preparation to meet the demands of Christian ministry together. The credits earned in this program cannot be transferred to any degree program. PIM students can enroll in all classes offered at EAST (except the Biblical language classes).