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Educating The World

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                      Guide To

RECEIVING CREDIT FOR LIFETIME LEARNING EXPERIENCE   
PRINT THIS GUIDE FOR EASY USE 

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At Northwestern Theological Seminary, we believe that you have acquired substantial and important skills and education, relevant to your chosen degree path, during your life outside the environment of academic study.  We will evaluate these assets and assign appropriate credits towards your degree if you have pertinent experience relative to the subjects or electives, required in your degree program.

Because you may not recognize these assets, following are some suggestions that may bring them to mind. 

STOP... Be sure to take notes of each experience for which you feel you may qualify for lifetime learning credit. 

VERY IMPORTANT:

As you read through this guide, have pen in hand and be sure to write down notes and dates of your own relative life experience as prompted by your review. After completing your notes simply type them, as a LIST, into the Detailed Life Experience Summary Box which is located on the Seminary APPLICATION.

So, let's begin now...Grab your pen and begin here:

High School Education - List the name of your High School as stated on your High School Diploma and the city and state where the school is located. If you received a G.E.D. or other High School equivalency, this is acceptable, but please explain when, where and how this was accomplished..

Educational Experience - List all college, seminary or university degrees that you  have earned, including dates of graduation. List all college, seminary or university certificates that you have received. For example: you may have earned a one year certificate in Biblical Education. List total credit hours that you have earned, if you were not awarded a degree. Credit hours claimed, should be supported by transcripts

 Military Experience -.Please list your military training and job skills as related to military experience as noted on your DD-214.

 Work experience - Many skills you may use at work are also taught in colleges and universities.  These skills may include typing or filing; use of computer programs for word processing or desktop publishing, accounting, inventory or production control; general management financial management, human resources management, negotiation, communication, retailing, real estate sales or appraisal and scores of others. List all job skills training that you have received as well as on the job experience. be sure to include dates for each experience. Your resume can be used for documentation.

 Home management - Consider home maintenance, household planning and budgeting, marriage communications, parenting, time management, organization, counseling and psychology, education, meal planning and nutrition, gourmet cooking and many more.

 Non credited learning in formal settings - Remember company provided training courses, bible studies, seminars, in-service training, workshops and clinics, conferences and conventions, lectures, courses presented by church, television or internet, non-credit correspondence courses, etc.

 Discourse with experts Education also includes extended contact and discourse with recognized experts, whether in mechanics, carpentry, medicine, history, bible, theology, religion, education, sports or any other field.  Significant experience working with or intensive meetings with experts in any field may be worth academic credit.

 Independent reading, TV viewing, Video and Audio Tapes - There may be a field, or fields in which you have done substantial reading or study outside of an academic environment.  For example, you may have a passion for reading history or biography.  Record such reading and remember that you can receive credits for having viewed important, educational, documentary, seminar series or actual university courses on public television. Video tapes and audio tapes are another source of learning experience.

 Travel - Credits can be applied for study tours, significant business or vacation trips, extended stays in other countries or cultures, or participation in: historacal, religious, educational, business, art, music and cultural activities related to other countries, which can include language studies and many other studies related to cultures or subcultures.

 Volunteer work - Record your participation in community activities, political campaigns, church activities, service organizations, volunteer work in social service agencies or hospitals and other volunteer work.

 Recreation and hobbies - Art, ceramics and sculpture, musical skills and experience, flight training, work in the community, theater, sports, arts and crafts, fiction or nonfiction writing, public speaking, gardening, cultural activities or other significant leisure-time activities are also valuable sources of credit experience.             

CREDIT FOR KNOWLEDGE RELATIVE TO SPECIFIC SUBJECTS

           You can receive credit for the following subjects by listing each subject as well as an educational description and date when you acquired in depth knowledge relative to any of the subjects that are listed below.

               SOME COURSE SUBJECTS FOR WHICH CREDIT MAY BE APPLIED THROUGH

               DOCUMENTING OF YOUR PRIOR EXPERIENCE W/  DESCRIPTIONS AND DATES.

Theology I, II, III, IV

Christology I

Pneumatology

Books on Moses I & II

Evangelism I & II

Apologetics I & II

Homiletics I & II

Writing & Journalism I & II

Counseling & Guidance I & II

Hymnology I & II

Praise & Worship I & II

History of Music I & II

Principles on Teaching I & II

Bible Study Methods I & II

Research Skills I & II

Jesus the Teacher I & II

I & II Corinthians

Gospels I & II

I, II, III John

Book of Genesis

Book of Exodus

Book of Psalms

Book of Proverbs

Music Theory

Ministry of Paul the Apostle

Old Testament Survey

Book of Matthew

Book of Luke

Book of Mark

Book of John

Book of Acts I & II

Book of Romans

Book of Galatians

Book of Ephesians

Book of Philippians

Book of James

Book of Hebrews

Daniel / Revelation

Old Testament Survey

New Testament Survey

Marriage & Family

Anger Management

Balancing the Christian Life

Volunteerism

Life of Christ I & II

Marketing & Advertising 

Art Workshop

Art Forms

History of Art

Principles of Accounting

Computer Skills

New Testament Survey   

Important

     * If you have been a  lifetime student of the Bible and you know the books of the Bible as well as many students know a text book after completion of a course,  then you may qualify for course credit by listing which books that you have a students knowledge of. Simply list the name of each Bible book for which you have such knowledge, in the Life Experience Summary Box on your APPLICATION  (or) you can Mail or E-mail the list to either of the addresses listed below.                     

Life Experience Evaluation Considerations:    

 To help jog your imagination, the following list presents specific activities, which may be worth academic credits. Again, be sure to LIST your particular experience, including approximate dates. After considering and compiling information relative to this list, use your imagination to write down other experiences and accomplishments, from your life, such as: preaching, teaching, sermon construction, lesson planning, research projects, business start ups, marketing plans, promotions. Any accomplishment or learning experience from your life should be documented, dated and included in the Life Experience Summary Box, provided for you on your APPLICATION. 

              Attending seminars

              Learning a software application

              Writing a book

              Negotiating a contract

              Working in a supervisor capacity

              Painting a picture

              Creating a marketing plan

              Owning your own business

              Organizing a fundraiser

              Organizing a union

              Foster parenting

              Researching law

              Working at an archeology dig

              Bible study

              Bible teaching

              Preaching

              Evangelistic outreach

              Writing short stories, poetry, articles

              Reading history at an advanced level

              Writing a speech

              Selling real estate

              Drug counseling

              Working in the missionary field

              Being a summer camp counselor

              Leading a platoon

              Training a new employee

              Learning and using a foreign language

              Starting a business

              Teaching Sunday School

              Leading a church group

              Leading a Scout troop

              Working as a hospital volunteer

              Participating in Community Theater

              Teaching handicapped children

              Singing in the choir

              Planning a musical event   

 PLEASE NOTE:

AFTER YOU HAVE COMPLETED YOUR HAND WRITTEN LIST, DOCUMENTING PRIOR LIFE EXPERIENCE FOR CREDIT, YOU MAY TYPE THE LIST INTO THE DETAILED LIFE EXPERIENCE SUMMARY BOX LOCATED AT THE BEGINNING OF YOUR APPLICATION TO NORTHWESTERN THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY.

IMPORTANT: 

After completing and submitting your application, do your best to send copies of all supporting documentation, letters, awards, certificates, diplomas and transcripts supporting your life experience summary, by postal mail.

 Mail to Northwestern Theological Seminary at the address provided below. This sworn statement will be accepted in place of any documentation, that you cannot locate. This statement, along with supporting documentation must be sent in prior to your graduation.

Mailing Address: 

Northwestern Theological Seminary

9438 US Hwy. 19N.  #117

Port Richey, Florida 34668

USA

 

May the Lord bless you as you seek to grow closer to Him through study of His Holy Word and through further advanced preparation as His servant. Our prayer is that the Lord will prepare you as a powerful disciple who will then teach others to teach others also, in accord with the Apostle Paul's instruction in:  ll Timothy 2:2.

 

Be anxious in nothing, but in everything, by prayer and supplication make your requests known unto God and the Peace of God, that passes understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.     (Philippians 4:7)

 

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