is offered through the Campbell University Divinity School and the BSCNC for preschool and children's ministry. The certification is open to preschool and children ministers, youth ministers, full or part time church staff ministers, divinity students and lay leaders.

Two certifications

The program requires completion of six, two-hour classes. All courses are taught on the Campbell University campus in Buies Creek, N.C., or in two, three-day blocks at off-campus sites throughout North Carolina. The goal of the program is for students to complete all 12 hours in three years. 

The program offers two certifications:

  • Masters Degree from Campbell University Divinity School with a concentration in Preschool and Children's Ministry (requires college degree and regular admission to the divinity school)
  • Certification in Preschool and Children's Ministry from the BSCNC for persons who do not enroll in the divinity degree program but complete the same 12 course hours without academic credit

The cost is $420 per semester hour or $840 per course for persons enrolled in Campbell University Divinity School for academic credit. Those who qualify for theological education will receive a credit of $50 per hour or $100 per course. Your total cost will be the amount for courses taken plus books and some university fees when enrolled through the divinity school.

If a student enrolls in the certification program through the BSCNC, the cost is $345 per semester hour or $690 per course, if he or she is a member of a cooperating North Carolina Baptist church. Students who are not members of a BSCNC church will pay $420 per semester hour.   

To enroll, contact Campbell University Divinity School at (800) 760-9827 ext. 1830.

More Information

Janice Haywood jhaywood1@nc.rr.com  /  (919) 467-4871
Katherine Helder  / khelder@ncbaptist.org  /  (800) 395-5102 ext. 5646