Credit Hour and Delivery

Credit Hour Definition

Winebrenner awards one credit hour for 12 hours of actual class engagement and an additional 24 hours of student work outside the classroom setting, which may include but is not limited to reading, research, written assignments, and other academic exercises deemed appropriate to the subject matter. Additional hours may also include practical ministry assignments which are directly related to the subject matter of the course.

Delivery Types
  • Collective Learning – Lecture or active learning takes place primarily in a physical classroom setting.
  • Learning Threads – Variety of voices — it may be online or on-the-ground. It could make use of online discussion boards, scholar-driven forums, student driven think-tanks, or seminars where everyone participates in discussion weekly.
  • Learning on the Go – Geographically distributed students learn while on the go, using scheduled Zoom sessions.
  • Timeless Learning – Students learn from developed audio-video content. Directed Learning – A student learns through directed, independent research, either at the masters or doctoral research level. Subject to policies herein.
  • Applied learning (Field Education) – Students apply classroom learning in hands-on environments, producing subsequent additional learning. Subject to program level policies and germane handbooks.
  • Learning Pathways – Distributed students learn through a learning center with a pathway partner.
  • Contextual Learning – Students learn from one or more contexts moderated by an instructor. (DMin Only)
Distance Delivery Models

The MAPT is offered exclusively through distance delivery and the MDiv is also available fully online. The D.Min. degree is offered primarily through distance delivery with an annual summer intensive. The M.Div. and MACC degrees make use of distance delivery for certain courses.