PTEE Academic Program

PTEE offers four academic programs aimed at enhancing the ministries of leaders and emerging leaders in various aspects of church and community life.  The Bachelor of Theology, Diploma of Theology, and Certificate of Theology academic programs are accredited with university-degree-level courses for students who have completed their secondary education.  The Certificate of Ministry is a vocational program for students who have not been able to complete their secondary education.

PTEE academic programs are intended for Arabic-speaking students, thus all study materials are written in the Arabic language.

  • Bachelor of Theology (BTh)  
    (120 university-level credits or 54 credits (18 pre-designated courses) for those who already have another Bachelor’s degree)
  • Diploma of Theology (DipTh)
    (80 university-level credits)
  • Certificate of Theology (CertTh) 
    (40 university-level credits)
  • Certificate of Ministry (CertMin)
    (12 vocational courses)

The university-degree-level awards are granted sequentially as students successfully complete the right number of courses. Thus, the CertTh and DipTh are awarded as accomplishment milestones on the way to completing a BTh (as the diagram below illustrates). Since PTEE courses are often taken over a period of many years, this provides achievement recognition, encouragement and motivation for our students. A student completing one award automatically moves on toward the goal of the next highest award.

40 credits
=> Certificate of Theology
+40 credits
=> Diploma of Theology
+40 credits
=> Bachelor of Theology

Many students choose to work toward one of these academic awards. However, students are welcome to take any courses of interest that are offered in their local area, whether or not they are working towards one of these awards.

Future Award Plans

Master of Arts in Theology (by extension study) is in the early planning stages. This degree will be aimed at helping active leaders to enhance and develop their ministry and leadership abilities.