Bachelor of Arts in Christian Education (B.A.C.E.)

Bachelor of Arts in Christian Education (B.A.C.E.)

The B.A.C.E. is a degree granted by Haigazian University of Beirut with which the N.E.S.T. cooperates with respect to Biblical and Christian Education courses, comprising one third of the course requirements. Haigazian University determines the admissibility of students to this program and the application for admission is made through the N.E.S.T. This degree qualifies the graduate for the teaching of religion in primary and/or secondary schools.

a. For Haigazian University requirements see H.U. Catalog.

b. N.E.S.T. requirements

BI 201 Survey of the Bible (O.T.) no credit
BI 202 Survey of the Bible (N.T.) no credit
BI 251 Introduction to Old Testament (I) 3
BI 252 Introduction to Old Testament (II) 3
BI 255 Introduction to New Testament (I) 3
BI 256 The Synonptic Gospels 3
HI 251 Introduction to Church History (I) 3
HI 355 History of the Reformation 3
ST 251 Introduction to Systematic Theology (I) 3
PR 212 Basic Skills in CE (Elementary) and PR 212a Practice Teaching, or  
PR 213 Basic Skills in CE (Secondary) and PR 213a Practice Teaching  6
PR 215 Teaching the Bible (O.T.) 3
PR 216 Teaching the Bible (N.T.) 3
PR 209 Music and Art in CE (or PR 250, or PR 352) 3
PR 311 Teaching Ministry with Children 3
PR 312 Teaching Ministry with Youth 3
PR 313 Teaching Ministry with Adults 3


c. Elective credits (N.E.S.T. or H.U.)

  Armenian students 6
  Non-Armenian students 24

NEST students will be exempted from taking a Religion course at HU. One ot the religion courses taken at NEST will serve as a university requirement at HU.

Elective courses are chosen in consultation with the student's N.E.S.T. advisor.