Cross-Cultural Adult Education Major

Global Ministries Department

Cross-Cultural Adult Education is an interdisciplinary degree that combines missiological principles with pedagogy to adults (adragogy) to prepare students to teach and lead adult education programs. This major enables the student to enter creative access countries with marketable skill in the planning and implementation of adult education programs.

Students learn to research, design, plan, and implement adult education programs on a wide continuum based on cross-cultural knowledge and detailed ethnographic study. These programs can be in such areas as business training classes, health education, literacy programs, AIDS prevention training, English as a foreign language programs, computer literacy, and physical exercise classes. Students also prepare to assist mission agencies in the planning of leadership development programs, Theological Education by Extension programs, and the development of Bible Institutes.

This major prepares the student for immediate deployment as a cross-cultural adult educator. Students who minor in TESOL would find immediate opportunities available through ELIC and other English language organizations. This major also provides a training track for students preparing to enter ethnic ministries within the United States. Such cross-cultural ministry training prepares students to design and provide viable community service within the ethnic community such as ESL or GED completion.

** Please note: This program description is for students entering Toccoa Falls College in the 2015-2016 catalog year.


BIBLE & THEOLOGY – 30 hours

BIB 213 Hermeneutics
BMI 213 Theology of Missions
BMI 473 Power Encounter
BSF 103 Foundations for Spiritual Formation
NTE 103 Introduction to the New Testament
NTE ___ New Testament Elective
OTE 103 Introduction to the Old Testament
OTE ___ Old Testament Elective
THE 303 Introduction to Theology
3 hours of Theology Elective

HUMANITIES – 18 hours

COM 113 Introduction to Communication
ENG 113 Freshman Composition I
ENG 123 Freshman Composition II
HUM 103 Western Thought & Culture
PHY 113 Introduction to Philosophy or  Language*
3 hours 200- or 300-level Literature Elective from AML or ENG except ENG 201, 243, 393

*Global Ministries Department highly recommends its students take at least one semester of a language; however, students with TESOL Minor must elect SPN 113 or FRN 113.


ANT 203 Cultural Anthropology
ICS 323 World Religions
PSY 113 General Psychology
3 hours History Elective


SCI 113 Scientific Literacy or other science elective
3 hours Mathematics Elective
3 hours Elective from BIO, CHM, CSC, PHS, MAT or SCI

MAJOR – 43 hours

GMD Core  (14 hours)

ANT 323 Applied Ethnography
ANT 363 Religious Belief Systems
ANT 372 Sociolinguistics
ANT 483 Anthropology Research Project
ICS 113 Gifts, Guidance, & Goals

Adult Education Core (29 hours)

CAE 213 Introduction to Adult Education
CAE 313 Planning & Administration of Adult Education
CAE 323 Adult Teaching Practice
CAE 352 Adult Education Internship
CAE 493 Adult Education Strategy Project
EDU 323 Educational Psychology
ICS 333 Small Group Ministries
ICS 433 CE in Other Cultures
ICS 443 Cross-Cultural Storytelling
LIM 423 Change, Conflict, and Organizational Culture


TOTAL = 127 hours