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96 EDUCATIONAL MINISTRIES The educational ministries department focuses on the teaching, discipling, and leading aspects of making followers of Jesus Christ. Embracing church, parachurch, and cross-cultural contexts of ministry, the department challenges students to broaden their ministry perspectives. Students are taught to develop their own philosophy of ministry based upon solid theological, philosophical, educational, and leadership principles. EM 501 Foundations of Teaching and Learning Introduces students to educational ministry of the church, including history, educational psychol- ogy, and practical educational methodology, with special emphasis on ministry to families with small children. Also included is a teaching practicum. Offered fall semesters. Three hours. EM 601 Teaching Practicum Introduces students to the process of teaching the Bible through the preparation and presentation of teaching sessions. Recommended for second year students. Offered fall and spring semesters. Two hours. EM 590, 690 Studies in Educational Ministry These course numbers are reserved for courses of special or one-time interest that do not otherwise appear in the catalog. Two or three hours. EM 591, 691 Individualized Study in Educational Ministry These course numbers are reserved for courses that are designed to free the student for independent investigation in educational ministry under the guidance of a professor. One to three hours. GENERAL STUDIES GS 589 Academic Resources and Research Prepares students in MA programs, other than counseling, for research in their disciplines. Students work with their academic department to receive discipline-specific education in research and writing in addition to the more general content of the first portion of the course. The course helps prepare students to develop a project or thesis proposal. Offered online, fall, spring, summer. One hour. GS 597 International Student Orientation International students learn about American culture and about being a student at Denver Seminary. Required of international students in the first semester. No credit. GS 697 International Student Reentry International students discuss issues regarding returning to their home countries. Required of international students in the final semester. No credit.

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