This degree promotes interdisciplinary conversation between theological education, public education, and community engagement. The degree provides students pathways for developing skills and acquiring competencies necessary for achieving excellence in careers where religious leadership and education intersect.

The Master of Arts in Education is fully accredited by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) and by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (CAEP), and is well respected for its high academic standards and nationally recognized faculty.

Four different programs are available for the Education portion of the dual degree. The Master Teacher Fellows (MTF) program is for candidates who seek the initial teaching license. The MTF-S program is for the secondary (9-12) license. The MTF-E program is for the elementary license. The Master Teacher Associates (MTA) program is for candidates who hold a current teaching license and seek an advanced license. The Master of Educational Studies (MES) program is for candidates who are not seeking a teaching license.