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Clinical Internship - 2.00 Hours

(Repeatable) Prerequisite: 2PSY650 and consent of the MAC clinical director. Interns gain supervised clinical experience in the Oviedo Counseling Clinic or another approved clinical setting. Internships are repeated for one hour of credit (2PSY6541) or for two hours (2PSY6542), depending on the length of the semester, until the clinical requirements for internship have been completely met. Students must complete at least nine hundred hours in an approved clinical setting. Three hundred sixty of these hours must be fulfilled with direct client contact involving individuals, couples, families, and groups. All supervision is based on video tape or in vivo observation, and is conducted individually and in groups with professional, licensed supervisors.

02PSY6542/01
Dr. James Coffield
Not App 11:58 PM - 11:59 PM
August 31 - December 12

Clinical Internship - 2.00 Hours

(Repeatable) Prerequisite: 2PSY650 and consent of the MAC clinical director. Interns gain supervised clinical experience in the Oviedo Counseling Clinic or another approved clinical setting. Internships are repeated for one hour of credit (2PSY6541) or for two hours (2PSY6542), depending on the length of the semester, until the clinical requirements for internship have been completely met. Students must complete at least nine hundred hours in an approved clinical setting. Three hundred sixty of these hours must be fulfilled with direct client contact involving individuals, couples, families, and groups. All supervision is based on video tape or in vivo observation, and is conducted individually and in groups with professional, licensed supervisors.

02PSY6542/02
Dr. Scott Coupland
Not App 11:58 PM - 11:59 PM
August 31 - December 12

Preaching Lab I - 1.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Communication I (2PT508, 2 hrs)

02PT510/A
Rev. Michael J. Glodo
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
September 6 - December 6

Preaching Lab I - 1.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Communication I (2PT508, 2 hrs)

02PT510/B
Rev. Michael J. Glodo
Thursday 2:00 PM - 3:55 PM
September 1 - December 8

History of Christianity I - 3.00 Hours

This general introduction to Christianity in the early and medieval periods focuses on key Christian doctrines and great leaders from Justin Martyr to Martin Luther who made contributions of lasting significance to the Christian Church.

02HT502/01
Dr. Michael Allen
Thursday 1:00 PM - 3:55 PM
September 1 - December 8

Classics of Personal Devotion - 1.00 Hours

Devotional writings from the history of the church, as well as from more contemporary Christians, are read and discussed to deepen the student's knowledge of and love for God.

02HT508/01
Mr. John R. Muether
Wednesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
August 31 - December 7

Evangelism - 2.00 Hours

The purpose of this course is to train students to be effective evangelists and to understand and use biblical principles and methods of church growth. Emphasis is placed on having an intense desire to reach the lost for Christ. The value of small group ministries and mobilizing the laity for growth and ministry are considered.

02MS508/01
Dr. Steven L. Childers
Tuesday 2:00 PM - 3:55 PM
September 6 - December 6

Missions - 3.00 Hours

This course examines issues in the world mission enterprise in light of today's challenges, opportunities, and obligations. The call to mission service is examined, the theological mandate for missions is clarified, the historical advance of the Church through missions is reviewed, and strategies for effective contemporary missions are considered.

02MS518/01
Dr. Steven L. Childers
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
September 6 - December 6

Greek II - 3.00 Hours

This course continues the study of grammar, builds vocabulary, and develops techniques for the exposition of the Greek text.

02NT504/01
Prof. Gregory R. Lanier
Wednesday 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
August 31 - December 7

Gospels - 4.00 Hours

Attention is given to each writer's literary art, theological teaching, pastoral purpose, and message for today's church and world.

02NT508/01
Dr. Charles E. Hill
Prof. Gregory R. Lanier
Monday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
September 12 - December 12

Hebrews - Revelation - 3.00 Hours

An introduction to the General Epistles and Revelation that includes the history, setting, theme, purpose, and message of each book.

02NT522/01
Dr. Charles E. Hill
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
August 31 - December 7

Text and Canon I - 2.00 Hours

A study of the text and canon of scripture, focusing critically on seminal writings from antiquity and on contemporary research. The course will consist of readings, discussions, some lectures, and student presentations of research. PREREQUISITE: Greek Exegesis (2NT506)

02NT716/01
Dr. Charles E. Hill
Thursday 2:00 PM - 3:55 PM
September 1 - December 8

Hebrew Exegesis (Traditional Track) - 2.00 Hours

A continuation of Hebrew II (02OT504A): This course introduces basic tools for interpreting the Old Testament. Attention is given to a working knowledge of biblical Hebrew and to principles of interpretation.

02OT506A/01
Dr. Mark D. Futato
TuesThurs 1:00 PM - 1:55 PM
September 1 - December 8

Hebrew Exegesis (Electronic Track) - 2.00 Hours

A continuation of Hebrew II (02OT504B): This course introduces basic tools for interpreting the Old Testament. Attention is given to a working knowledge of biblical Hebrew and to principles of interpretation.

02OT506B/01
Dr. Mark D. Futato
Not App 11:58 PM - 11:59 PM
August 31 - December 12

Judges to Esther - 2.00 Hours

This overview of the literature, history, and themes of Judges through Esther gives particular attention to the relevance of these books for the church and world today.

02OT510/01
Dr. Mark D. Futato
Thursday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
September 1 - December 8

Social & Cultural Issues in Counseling - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Admission to the MAC program. This course exposes students to the psychosocial similarities, differences, and adversities that exist among people groups and to encourage the development of (1) a healthy awareness/understanding of people both inside and outside the student's frame of reference, (2) an understanding of his/her own learned and socially prescribed attitudes and beliefs concerning "others," and (3) a multidimensional contextual framework for understanding people and providing counseling services.

02PSY510/01
Dr. Scott Coupland
Thursday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
September 1 - December 8

Psychopathology - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Admission to the MAC program or consent of the instructor. An introduction to mental health disorders and their criteria based on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision (DSMIV- TR). Students learn the vocabulary and taxonomy used in the mental health field. Etiology of disorders and treatment approaches are considered.

02PSY519/01
Dr. Scott Coupland
Thursday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
September 1 - December 8

Professional, Ethical & Legal Studies - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Admission to the MAC program. CLASS MEETS ON THE FOLLOWING 7 FRIDAYS DURING THE SEMESTER: SEPT 9 & 16, OCT 7, 14 & 28, NOV 4 & 11 This course focuses on professional issues, both legal and ethical, that surround the counseling field. Attention is given to the development of professional identity, the standard of professional conduct, relevant codes of ethics, current statutes and the requirements for licensure.

02PSY551/01
Dr. Larry Shyers
Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
September 9 - November 11

Theory & Practice of Couns/Psychotherapy - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Admission to the MAC program or consent of the instructor. This course surveys primary current theoretical approaches to psychotherapy and demonstrates how theory relates to the practice of Mental Health Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy. The historical components of these theories are examined for their continuing impact on the delivery of mental health services.

02PSY560/01
Dr. James Coffield
Thursday 1:00 PM - 3:55 PM
September 1 - December 8

Intro to Marriage & Family Therapy - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Admission to the MAC program or consent of the instructor. This course is designed to familiarize the student with general systems theory and a broad range of established family systems models that have shaped the practice of couple and family therapy. Students learn to apply systems theory to family development and process. Theory and technique will be reviewed to assist the development of process skills necessary for addressing the multiple dynamics associated with counseling couples and families. Students explore their own family development by preparing a three-generational genogram.

02PSY568/01
Dr. Scott Coupland
Monday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
September 12 - December 12

Psychology in Relation to Theology I - 1.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Admission to the MAC program. This course will explore psychotherapeutic issues in light of the Christian story revealed in the Old and New Testaments. The effort will be to help students connect the individual/human story to God's Story, and to build a storied approach to Scripture into the student's world view.

02PSY630/01
Dr. Eric Johnson
Thursday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
December 15 - December 16

Pastoral Counseling - 3.00 Hours

An overview of current trends in counseling theory and practice and the role of counseling in public, private and church settings. Basic counseling skills taught in this course include interviewing, assessment, and therapeutic listening in a laboratory situation. Application is made to premarital, family crisis, grief and substance abuse counseling, with emphasis on developing strategies and applying scriptural principles.

02PT516/01
Dr. James Coffield
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
August 31 - December 7

Communication II - 2.00 Hours

A continuation of Communication I (2PT508). Short projects are assigned to develop writing and speaking precision. At least two full-length sermons are developed with application, persuasion, inspiration, and conviction as central goals. Special emphasis is given to the role of communication/preaching in building church identity and community.

02PT522/01
Rev. Michael J. Glodo
Tuesday 2:00 PM - 3:55 PM
September 6 - December 6

Worship - 3.00 Hours

CLASS DATES: OCTOBER 17-21 (Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.) The biblical foundations of worship, including music, worship strategies, creative styles, and worship for special occasions are considered in this course. The goal is to prepare students to be worshippers and effective leaders in worship.

02PT526/01
Dr. J. Ligon Duncan
Not App 11:58 PM - 11:59 PM
October 17 - October 21

Theology of Ministry I - 2.00 Hours

The historical development and biblical principles of management theory and leadership style are examined. Strategic planning, setting goals, budgeting, directing programs, and evaluating results are included.

02PT528/01
Rev. Michael J. Glodo
Thursday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
September 1 - December 8

Theological Research and Writing - 2.00 Hours

This is a two hour practical theology course on theological research and writing. The course will give special attention to using the library, writing graduate level research papers, and the problem of plagiarism. This course is designed to help you communicate well. Written communication and oral communication overlap, so whether you are going on for graduate studies or studying to become a pastor, you will need to learn how to develop and deliver a thesis.

02PT703/01
Mr. Michael W. Farrell
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 9:55 AM
September 6 - December 6

A Life & Ministry of Prayer - 2.00 Hours

One of the glaring weaknesses of the Western church is its powerlessness and prayerlessness. At the same time, survey after survey shows that people are interested in prayer but lack practical instruction. This class will focus on the basics of developing a praying church. It will not only focus on the importance of prayer, but on prayer related topics, readings, skills and disciplines. And yes, we will spend time praying in class.

02PT704/01
Dr. J. Ligon Duncan
Thursday 8:00 AM - 9:55 AM
September 15 - December 8

Intro to Pastoral & Theological Studies - 3.00 Hours

An introduction to biblical, theological, and practical ministry studies within the Reformed tradition.

02ST502/01
Dr. Michael Allen
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
August 31 - December 7

ST I:Scripture/Theology/Anthropology - 3.00 Hours

This survey of theology emphasizes the practical application of the doctrines of Scripture, Theology proper, and Anthropology to the ministry of the gospel in contemporary culture.

02ST508/01
Dr. John M. Frame
Tuesday 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
September 6 - December 6

ST: Ecclesiology and Sacraments - 2.00 Hours

This course explores the doctrines of Scripture from a systematic perspective. Topics include Ecclesiology and Sacraments.

02ST519/01
Dr. Scott R. Swain
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
August 31 - December 7

Apologetics - 2.00 Hours

Students examine the various approaches to apologetic methodology and engage the most frequently raised objections to the Christian faith.

02ST530/01
Dr. John M. Frame
Thursday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
September 1 - December 8

Christian Encounter with Islam - 2.00 Hours

An introduction to the history, culture, traditions, beliefs, and practices of Islam. Students will reflect on the ways in which Islamic faith and life have been shaped by historical and cultural circumstances, study the diversity of Islam both in history and in contemporary expression, and develop a deeper understanding of Islam in order to love Muslims as their neighbors and witness more effectively to them.

02ST540/01
Mr. John R. Muether
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
September 6 - December 6

Contemporary Theology - 2.00 Hours

This course offers in-depth analysis of significant works in contemporary theology. Students will gain experience in engaging primary sources in modern theology capably as well as familiarity with broader trends, texts, movements, cultural issues, and pastoral concerns that have shaped theology in recent times.

02ST720/01
Dr. Michael Allen
Monday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
September 12 - December 12

Greek Readings - 1.00 Hours

A study of selected Greek texts. May be repeated for credit.

02NT602/01
Dr. Charles E. Hill
Thursday 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
September 1 - December 8

Field Education Seminar - 0.00 Hours

Prerequisite: 400 hours of field education experience. Both the student's and field supervisor's evaluations of this experience must be reviewed and approved by the Director of Field Education before registration. This seminar provides opportunity for theological reflection and discussion of problems, needs, and experiences in ministry. Students are required to write papers about their field experiences and present them to the class for discussion led by the professor. This may be taken in the fall or spring semester.

02PT534/01
Dr. Kevin Collins
Tuesday 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
September 6 - December 8

Hebrew I (Traditional Track) - 3.00 Hours

The "Traditional" track is designed for a smaller group of RTS students who are headed for graduate studies or who are highly motivated to learn Hebrew in depth. In Hebrew I you will study the first 20 grammar lessons in Beginning Biblical Hebrew. In Hebrew II you will study the remaining 20 lessons in Beginning Biblical Hebrew.

02OT502A/01
Dr. Mark D. Futato
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
January 9 - January 27

Hebrew I (Electronic Track) - 3.00 Hours

The "Electronic" track is designed for the majority of RTS M.Div. and M.A. Biblical Studies students, who are headed for pastoral ministry or want a basic knowledge of Hebrew to aid them in the study of the Old Testament. In Hebrew 1 you will study 10 grammar lessons and 10 computer software lessons, using Basic Hebrew for Bible Study. In Hebrew 2 you will study 10 more grammar lessons and 10 more computer software lessons, using Basic Hebrew for Bible Study. You will need a copy of Logos for the first day of class. This track is open enrollment. (Note: The "Electronic" track may not equip you for an ordination exam in some denominations.)

02OT502B/01
Dr. Mark D. Futato
Not App 11:58 PM - 11:59 PM
January 9 - January 27

Addictions - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Admission to the MAC program or consent of the instructor. This course covers current information about the addictive processes associated with chemical dependencies and other addictions, as well as assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning and intervention within individual and family systems frameworks. Issues related to addictions, such as family dynamics, structure, roles, and codependency are explored.

02PSY592/01
Prof. Sharon Hersh
Mon to Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
January 9 - January 13

Clinical Internship - 1.00 Hours

02PSY6543/01
Dr. James Coffield
Not App 11:58 PM - 11:59 PM
January 9 - February 3

Clinical Internship - 1.00 Hours

02PSY6543/02
Dr. Scott Coupland
Not App 11:58 PM - 11:59 PM
January 9 - February 3

Church Polity - 1.00 Hours

Students examine the biblical data relative to church government and the Book of Church Order. The organization and function of church courts, including discipline and appeals, are considered, and parliamentary procedure is emphasized.

02PT520/01
Mr. John R. Muether
Mon to Thu 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
January 9 - January 12

EPC Polity - 1.00 Hours

02PT520/EPC
Dr. Donald Fortson
Rev. Michael J. Glodo
Mon to Thu 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
January 9 - January 12

Communication II - 2.00 Hours

REGISTRATION OF THIS COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED BY NOVEMBER 21st. This is a HYBRID COURSE that will incorporate e-learning components prior to the on-campus class dates. Course activities start the week of November 21st. A continuation of Communication I (02PT508). Short projects are assigned to develop writing and speaking precision. At least two full-length sermons are developed with application, persuasion, inspiration, and conviction as central goals. Special emphasis is given to the role of communication/preaching in building church identity and community.

02PT522/01
Rev. Michael J. Glodo
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
January 16 - January 20

Missions - 3.00 Hours

REGISTRATION OF THIS COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED BY NOVEMBER 21st. This is a HYBRID COURSE that will incorporate e-learning components prior to the on-campus class dates. Course activities start the week of November 21st. This course examines issues in the world mission enterprise in light of today's challenges, opportunities, and obligations. The call to mission service is examined, the theological mandate for missions is clarified, the historical advance of the Church through missions is reviewed, and strategies for effective contemporary missions are considered.

02MS518/01
Dr. Steven L. Childers
Mon to Fri 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
January 16 - January 20

Acts & Romans - 2.00 Hours

REGISTRATION OF THIS COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED BY NOVEMBER 21st. This is a HYBRID COURSE that will incorporate e-learning components prior to the on-campus class dates. Course activities start the week of November 21st. A study of Acts and Paul's Epistle to the Romans that emphasizes both the original meaning and the modern meaning.

02NT516/01
Prof. Gregory R. Lanier
Mon to Fri 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
January 16 - January 20

Preaching Lab-A - 1.00 Hours

REGISTRATION OF THIS COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED BY NOVEMBER 21st. This is a HYBRID COURSE that will incorporate e-learning components prior to the on-campus class dates. Course activities start the week of November 21st. This hybrid preaching lab is designed for and limited to MDiv students enrolled in RTS Orlando's Distance MDiv degree program. Prerequisite: Communication I (02PT508, 2 hrs)

02PT511/01
Rev. Larry T. Kirk
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
January 16 - January 20

Preaching Lab-A - 1.00 Hours

REGISTRATION OF THIS COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED BY NOVEMBER 21st. This is a HYBRID COURSE that will incorporate e-learning components prior to the on-campus class dates. Course activities start the week of November 21st. This hybrid preaching lab is designed for and limited to MDiv students enrolled in RTS Orlando's Distance MDiv degree program. Prerequisite: Communication I (02PT508, 2 hrs)

02PT511/02
Rev. Michael E. Osborne
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
January 16 - January 20

Preaching Lab-A - 1.00 Hours

REGISTRATION OF THIS COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED BY NOVEMBER 21st. This is a HYBRID COURSE that will incorporate e-learning components prior to the on-campus class dates. Course activities start the week of November 21st. This hybrid preaching lab is designed for and limited to MDiv students enrolled in RTS Orlando's Distance MDiv degree program. Prerequisite: Communication I (02PT508, 2 hrs)

02PT511/03
Dr. Michael Allen
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
January 16 - January 20

Preaching Lab-A - 1.00 Hours

REGISTRATION OF THIS COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED BY NOVEMBER 21st. This is a HYBRID COURSE that will incorporate e-learning components prior to the on-campus class dates. Course activities start the week of November 21st. This hybrid preaching lab is designed for and limited to MDiv students enrolled in RTS Orlando's Distance MDiv degree program. Prerequisite: Communication I (02PT508, 2 hrs)

02PT511/04
Rev. Randy Greenwald
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
January 16 - January 20

Psychodiagnostics & Adv Therapy Skills - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Admission to the MAC program. This course is designed to provide students with theoretical categories, conceptual schemas, and associated methodologies for organizing clinical and psychodiagnostic material that will be useful in the identification, understanding, and ultimate treatment of diagnosable mental states and disturbed functioning.

02PSY503/01
Dr. Scott Coupland
Dr. James Coffield
Monday 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
January 17 - January 25

The Gospel and Race - 2.00 Hours

An introductory exploration of the intersection between the Gospel and racial issues. Attention will be paid to biblical-theological material, the history of race relations especially in the United States, and sociological data. Students will seek to work through these issues toward practical steps for ministry application in their local ministry contexts.

02HT623/01
Dr. Sean M. Lucas
Mon to Thu 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
January 23 - January 27

Systematic Theology Survey for MAC - 4.00 Hours

This survey course is open only to students who have been admitted to the MA in Counseling degree program at RTS Orlando

02ST501/01
Dr. Justin S. Holcomb
Mon to Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
January 23 - January 27

Sexuality and Sex Therapy - 3.00 Hours

An analysis of human sexuality, attitudes toward sex, and sexual behavior in the light of contemporary and biblical norms, followed by a study of contemporary approaches to sex therapy, with particular attention to the relation of systematic and behavioral aspects of sexuality.

02PSY573/01
Prof. Sharon Hersh
Mon to Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
January 30 - February 3




Upcoming Doctor of Ministry Classes

Empowering Church Leaders in Soul Care - 3.00 Hours

Often, the most exhausting, time consuming, and mysterious aspect of a church leader’s ministry is counseling or soul care. This course will provide a framework for understanding people, problems, and an incarnational model for helping people find true hope and healing by honestly struggling with sin through the power of the Gospel. Topics addressed will include addictions, sexuality, depression, anxiety, and loneliness. The class will utilize lecture and small group formats, including skills practice in supervised triad groups and with a volunteer client.

02DM842/01
Dr. James Coffield
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
January 30 - February 3

The Sacraments and the Christian Life - 3.00 Hours

One with Christ: The Sacraments and the Christian Life The riches of Christ are our life. Of the Lord's Supper, Calvin wrote, "All, like hungry men, should flock to such a bounteous repast." Yet, too often, division in the Church weakens the ministry of Christ's ordinances. Returning to Reformation theology, through lecture and student presentations, we will study both the administration and the delight of the Sacraments. The professor's tradition is Presbyterian, but students will be free to develop projects within their own tradition.

02DM850/01
Dr. Howard Griffith
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
January 23 - January 27

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