Our commitment to flexibility has led the B.H. Carroll Theological Seminary to develop different styles of courses which allow students to choose the path best for them. Students have the option of Synchronous (S), Asynchronous (A), Blended (B), and Intensive (I) courses.
Synchronous (S) courses allow for more of a traditional classroom community where the professor and the students gather virtually for instruction, discussion and presentations. Students may join the class from any U.S. state and even foreign countries at the time specified by the professor. This type of course is best suited for the student who needs the structure of set times and dates for meetings.
Asynchronous (A) courses allow the student to proceed at his/her own pace, provided all of the course work is completed by a given date (described in the course syllabus). The professor generally posts lectures and discussion forums, and allows the student to interact through email, phone calls, and virtual meetings when needed. Asynchronous courses are ideal for the self-starter and self-directed learner.
Blended (B) courses offer the best of both worlds. Professors will generally hold virtual class sessions for instruction, questions and discussion at least once or twice over the eight-week term, but usually at times agreed upon by the majority of students in the course. The remainder of the course work can be completed at the student’s own pace, provided all course assignments are submitted by the times specified in the course syllabus.
Intensive courses allow students to accomplish a lot in as little time as possible. These courses are offered over a one week period, with set meeting times Monday-Friday via Zoom. Students are required to do pre-requisite reading and attend all virtual meetings (or watch recordings later). Students have between two and eight weeks after the virtual meetings to submit writing and research products, as determined by the professor in the course syllabus.
I readily benefitted at Carroll from the steadfast commitment to the Word of God, professors who love the Lord, and classmates walking this road into ministry alongside me.
Carroll Theological Seminary is not only a superb theological education (and it is that)—but it is also an immersion into Christian ministry. Jesus said, “As you go, become disciple-makers” (Matt. 28: 19-20). Carroll is about developing the best “disciple-makers” possible.