Apologetics-Focused Education

Training for Teachers

Are You Equipped to Help Students in the Classroom Think Well About the Truth?

The best teachers are prepared to help their students strategically navigate the myriad of ideas they will encounter throughout our culture

Whether you are preparing for a career at a Christian high school, Bible college, Christian graduate school, or seminary, it is imperative that teachers are able to think well across a variety of subjects and disciplines. In “The Eminence of Teaching,” Étienne Gilson says, “The good teacher then loves to teach because he loves to impart to his pupils the very best thing there is in him, namely, intellectual life, knowledge, truth. … The highest reward of teaching is the joy of making other minds similar, not indeed to ourselves, but to the truth which is in us.” Having training that integrates theology, philosophy, and apologetics will greatly impact your ability to connect the dots between ideas and help others think well about the various academic subjects they will learn. 

Through integrated apologetics-focused Christian education, undergirded with sound philosophy and theology, Southern Evangelical Seminary will equip teachers to form a complete and systematic Christian worldview. This vital training provides the necessary tools you need for effective evangelism and discipleship. These tools can be practically incorporated into your own teaching ministry as you equip your students to proclaim the Gospel and remain steadfast in the truth.

Beyond Online Education

Teachers looking at online programs in theology, philosophy, apologetics, or biblical studies are impressed when they discover how our digital campus experience pushes far beyond the outdated models of asynchronous education most schools still use. Everything we have developed at SES will equip you to engage a culture that is hostile to the Gospel, and you can get this training without leaving your current ministry context.

Why Should You Seriously Consider Studying at SES?

You almost certainly have at least some basic — and perhaps even advanced — knowledge of Christian apologetics. Many new students at SES have studied books like Tactics by Gregory Koukl, Lewis' Mere Christianity, or I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist by SES alum Frank Turek and SES co-founder Norman Geisler. These are all very helpful resources, but perhaps you have reached that point in your self-guided research where you hit a wall or find yourself out of your depth.

Apologetics, theology, and even Bible study will never reach their potential without being grounded in sound philosophy. It's not a matter of whether you're doing philosophy. It's a matter of whether you're doing it well or poorly. You can be a good philosopher without being a good apologist or theologian, but it does not work the other way around! Giving you the philosophical foundation you need for both theology and apologetics is just one of the ways that a degree or certificate from SES will serve you well. Watch the short video below to learn more.

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By Training as a Teacher at SES, You Will

"There is nothing more important in our day than to learn how to use not only the sword of truth but also the use of logic in order to communicate clearly and engage others in conversations that count. Equipping serious Christian thinkers is what SES does best. I could not recommend more highly the quality and knowledge of the faculty and staff at SES."

DR. Kathryn Camp

PROFESSOR OF BIBLICAL STUDIES, SES ALUM

A Valuable Degree with Exceptionally Affordable Tuition

Prospective students are almost always surprised to learn how affordable we keep our degree programs at Southern Evangelical Seminary. You will also not be bogged down with numerous fees.

You need effective training for ministry — not a crippling load of student loan debt. The value of a degree here pays off through your entire career and truly has an eternal value as well. 

As a result, we're delighted to tell you that you'll have a very difficult time finding a better tuition rate than what we offer at SES: $475 per credit hour (Graduate Level).

$475

per credit hour

Read more about our current tuition rates, flexible payment plans, and financial aid opportunities.

50% SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR QUALIFYING STUDENTS

Frank Turek Scholarship Program

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Ready to Apply Now?

Start the admission process today. You can begin in just a few minutes by filling out our initial application and it will open the door for us to have an exploratory conversation about your educational priorities and hopes for ministry. We have an entire team at SES who is ready to help you in the process of discerning your gifts and calling to ministry so you can engage our culture in the conversations that matter the most.

Example Degrees for Teachers

Master of Arts in Christian Apologetics (M.A.C.A.)

36 HOURS

Dig into the meat of classical apologetics with this foundational M.A. degree; be equipped for ministry or further studies

Master of Arts (M.A.) in Philosophy

42 HOURS

Stand out in the evangelical world with this deep dive into classical philosophy and its important role in the apologetics task

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Philosophy of Religion

60 HOURS

Take your philosophical knowledge to the next level and prepare for a career in academia, research, and/or writing

We're Giving Away One Full Scholarship for Any SES Certificate Program

Be one of the first 60 students to qualify for the Frank Turek Scholarship Program by Dec. 15, 2022 and be eligible to receive a full scholarship to an SES certificate program of your choice. 

We’ll pick one winner from the first 60 qualifying scholarship applicants. Remember, certificates are for-credit and can be applied to a degree program in the future. This makes certificates a great way to get started in your SES educational journey. Click below to see the steps for applying to the Frank Turek Scholarship Program.