We at BtT would like to take a moment to make you aware of the distance-learning options at Southeastern. Many of you let us know that your commitments to family, work, and ministry make it impossible for some people to attend our main campus at Wake Forest for the entirety of their respective degree program. To meet these real needs, we have developed several innovative delivery systems (including online and hybrid format classes, short-term intensives, and extension center classes) for offering theological education to students. Like our traditional courses, these classes remain academically sound, ministry-focused, and Christ-centered, and yet meet the needs of non-traditional students.
The most recent development in this system is the use of what we call “Hybrids.” Hybrid format classes begin each semester with online materials and include a weekend with the professor at our Wake Forest campus. Students spend time in discussion groups, have Q&A time, and interact with the most current issues in each field. After the weekend with the professor, students complete the class with the online materials. This allows students the flexibility of distance learning plus face-to-face time with our faculty and on campus credit for the class which meets in Wake Forest, NC.
Further, students can combine online and extension center classes with hybrids and five-day break classes to earn an entire degree with only a limited amount of time at our main campus.
There are multiple options for taking advantage of distance learning for your degree at SEBTS:
- The Master of Arts in Christian Ministry can be done entirely at the Tampa Extension Center.
- The Associate of Divinity degree may be earned entirely via distance learning.
- Master of Divinity students may earn all but 24 hours class credit via distance learning. Various hours can be earned for Masters of Arts. Please contact the Distance Learning office for details.
- Undergraduate students may earn class credit via distance learning.
The staff in our Distance Learning Office (Jerry Lassetter, Director; Kristine Wagner and Chris Thompson, Administrative Staff) would be happy to discuss a plan for taking distance learning classes that will suit your needs. They are available by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 1-866-816-0273. Further information is also available on our website at http://www.sebts.edu/distance/.