In South Florida TIU currently offers undergraduate programs in Christian Ministry, Elementary Education, Psychology, Organizational Leadership and Business Administration, with the addition of a new program in Criminal Justice coming soon. Graduate programs are offered in Counseling Psychology, Theological Studies and Leadership. The Elementary Education program will be granted a space for a Curriculum Lab to develop various teaching subjects. Graduates of the Elementary education program are eligible for Florida teacher certification, ESOL(English Speakers of Other Languages) and Reading. TIU has also begun to offer courses for Florida teacher certification and recertification.
Through its mission to transform students for Christ, TIU-Florida continues to see the results of offering many different disciplines from a Christian Worldview. “When students are able to view through this lens, employers, the community and other stakeholders see a difference. Whether it is as a school teacher, business owner, organization employee, pastor, ministry leader, therapist or counselor, Trinity students are making a difference within our community and around the world,” said Gil.
Trinity has partnered with many organizations in South Florida and is involved in community services to improve the local landscape. Through partnerships with local churches, scholarship opportunities have greatly increased. Recently, at the Sheridan House Family Ministries yearly fundraising event, TIU staff ran in the Goliath Gauntlet while others volunteered to support this longtime local ministry. Trinity has partnered with the Greater Miami Christian Chamber of Commerce, hosting events to provide local business leaders support and training on “living out their faith in the work-place.” In a move to unite churches and ministries in the area, Trinity has also partnered with Renew South Florida, a church planting organizations, to identify, develop and resource leaders to start new churches. Trinity underwrites Ilumina, a local, yearly pastors’ appreciation luncheon in Miami-Dade where over 500 pastors are treated to a great luncheon, speakers and worship music. Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (TEDS) has provided local full-time faculty to expand its availability in the South Florida area. And Trinity provides support to local faith-based radio stations and media to encourage and inspire the Christian community.
“With the wonderful new facility in Miramar, TIU-Florida will continue to grow and provide our unique intercultural population for full and faithful participation in God‘s redemptive work by cultivating academic excellence and life-long learning through a distinctive Christian worldview in preparation for service to the local and the global communities,” Gil said.
For more information on Trinity International University, visit florida.tiu.edu.