M.A. Program

Prepare for a dynamic academic journey!

Applications are now being accepted for the Master of Arts (M.A.) in Classical Studies, offered exclusively in partnership with Classical Conversations by Southeastern University (SEU), whose campus is located in Lakeland, Florida. This program is managed by CC Plus, which is based at CC's home office in Southern Pines, NC.

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M.A. in Classical Studies

The M.A. in Classical Studies program offers a distinctive  and comprehensive study of classical Christian education and its application to children's learning, home education, personal formation, and family learning in community.

Offered in partnership with Classical Conversations, Inc., the M.A. in Classical Studies at SEU provides a framework for classical educators to demonstrate their thought leadership and mastery of the soul's formation through Christ-centered classical education.

The M.A. in Classical Studies is both theoretical and applied, with students engaged in teaching, curriculum development, and community leadership throughout the program. With a core curriculum of 12 credits centered on classical methods and surveys, the program currently offers three concentrations designed to focus on disciplines in Pedagogy of Education, English, and History, with additional strands being pursued for the future.

"After just one class, I am not only more confident about our decision to use Classical Conversations, I am more in love with our Savior." - Hannah

Program Learning Outcomes

At the completion of the degree, students will be able to:

  1. Develop a teaching philosophy that articulates the difference between Christian and secular education, schooling and education, and the role of the soul and imagination in education.
  2. Identify the role of grammar, dialectic, and rhetoric in accessing academic abilities and relate them to the paideia of God.
  3. Effectively lead programs and design integrated, interdisciplinary curriculum beyond disciplines in order to support the human endeavor of peacemaking.
  4. Participate in the great classical conversations of history and apply them to modern living as ambassadors of Christ.

In addition to these program-level outcomes, each course has outcomes designed to capture (1) subject-area knowledge, (2) classical approaches to teaching that knowledge, and (3) applied practice teaching.

If you are prepared to start this journey of 10 courses, complete the interest form.

Academic Requirements

To proceed with an M.A., per the institution's requirements, you must have completed a bachelor's degree in any major. After you completed the interest form, SEU will email you a link to complete the official Application for Admission. Complete instructions on that action will be provided in the email. CC Plus has arranged this program in such a way that  most any bachelor's degree is acceptable. No standardized test score is required for admission.

Community Participation

Membership in a CC Licensed Community during the current and forthcoming academic years is required for registration through CC and to qualify for the special tuition rate.

There are several ways to fulfill the membership requirement; it is meant to be hospitable to nearly anyone who considers Classical Conversations a valuable part of their past, present, and future. Details on this topic can be found on page 3 of the FAQs document. Registrants membership in a CC Licensed Community will be verified before each semester start date.

VA Payments/GI Bill

Anyone who has eligible VA benefits they plan to utilize with this M.A. please email to receive instructions after completing the interest form.

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