Hi. I'm a student. I'm looking to start studies of religious education in an online form or in independent (correspondence) studies. I'm not someone who performs well in a standard school (in class) situation. So I am seeking to find a school which I can get a BRE though distance education.Do you know of any schools that you would suggest me to look into? That is to say, "what institution(s) do you know of, if any, that can meet my requirements?"Requirements:- distance education- accredited educational institution- offering a 4 year BA undergrad programI live in the Toronto, Ontario area and have already looked into local colleges and universities that might offer distance education in religious education. I've been able to find plenty of schools that offer a dozen or so courses in online studies, but have not found a school that offers a program (4 year BA) entirely though distance education. This is what I'm looking for. Thanks in advance for your help. :-)
I live in the Toronto, Ontario area and have already looked into local colleges and universities that might offer distance education in religious education.
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Lee University ( www.leeuniversity.edu ) offers an entire B.A. in Christian Ministry through their independent study program, and you can get one of 4 concentrations through it: biblical studies, pastoral ministry, christian education, theology. You would also get to walk with the rest of the graduates at the main campus in Tennesse should you choose to do so, and you can take all of your classes this way if you wish. It is a fully accredited degree.
Thanks for your suggestions. I've checked out Lee University and am communicating with them currently to establish whether I'd qualify (as I would be an international student to them) and whether they can meet my part-time studies needs. I'm also visiting the other sites suggested, I'm on the Moody Bible Institute as am writing this. I appreciate your responses. Thank you. I will let you know of my progress. :)
King Jimmy: Just wondering... have you been a student at this school?
Yes, I have a Bachelors of Christian Ministry from Lee University. I took my classes at a satelite campus near my home. However, I believe it is possible to earn most if not all the degree simply through the mail. If you do classes through the mail (I did a few), then you will get a nice thick packet of notes/study guides, along with a few books you will have to read, and any information about tests/papers you will have to do. You might want to take your "general education" type classes, such as math, at your local college though. It's generally cheaper to do such as well.