paths of emphasis
Learn How To Build A Life, Not Just A Living
Your calling is not about what you do – it’s about who you are. And then what you do flows out of who you are. In the Practicum phase, we help you discover your passions, gifts, and strengths so you can get hands on experience in the field of your choice while learning to thrive in community, growing spiritually, and receiving one on one mentorship and discipleship.
Education is not just theory
Where education is experienced.
We understand the frustration of learning behind a desk. Rather than theorizing about best practices, our students learn from professionals in the community.
Success here is measured by outcomes – not test scores. Our consular team works with you and the mentor in your field of choice to determine the outcomes needed to achieve proficiency in your “emphasis”.
Hands On Experience
Want to be a website designer? You should be working for a website designer, not taking tests. We let the professionals do the teaching. Get hands on experience in the field of your choice through Apprenticeships, Internships or Research Study – all while also advancing through our degree program.
It’s your calling, not ours. Our team of mentors guides you as you discover personal passions, strengths and callings and then choose an emphasis to exercise them from. We then help you design a personalized plan to achieve proficiency in that field.
Build a lifelong network of friends, mentors, marketplace leaders, and employers as you engage with our dense network on and off campus.
With a Resume
By achieving practical outcomes while getting hands on experience in your emphasis, you’ll graduate with a resume that shows employers you have what it takes to succeed. Think of it as a built-in dossier.
Find Real Mentors
Our team of coaches and mentors is loaded with professional and ministerial experience and is dedicated to seeing you grow intellectually, spiritually, practically, professionally, and missionally.
Phase 2 Distinctives
Graduate With a Resume
Build A Network
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At Excel College, I experienced challenge and growth like I could never have imagined. The Core Curriculum led me into a newfound love for God and His Creation as I learned to see him and His world rightly. I came to see life as a WHOLE instead of a collection of PARTS and this laid a foundation for wisdom that will guide me for the rest of my life. My life is fueled by a passion to see and relate rightly with God, his creation, myself and my neighbor and has led me into a position where I get to partner with His Spirit in leading the next generation into the same revelation.
The Excel College Program is exactly what I have been looking for over the last few years in regards to completing my degree. I have been able to use my previous experience as a Squad Leader for the World Race and Intern with G42 Leadership Academy to begin to fulfill my Phase 2 requirements for my emphasis in Community and Program Development. I have already had the opportunity to work alongside leaders at Excel in developing and refining programs for youth and young adults. Excel College’s holistic approach to education and living has already made an impact in my life and I look forward to the growth I get to continue experiencing here professionally and personally.
I’ve gained three important perspectives during my time in the program that drastically changed my approach toward life. Learning about education in the context of empathy helped me to critically challenge ideas that would help push me toward God’s Truth. Learning about creativity in the context of Creation helped me to find gratitude in God’s Goodness. Learning about responsibility in the context of relationships helped me to pursue God’s beauty that he intended for us.
I have found the answers to so many questions about God’s character that I never had answers to previously. I know my time in the program has been a foundation building process and that this foundation will last me a lifetime. I’ve also taken on a new perspective of what education is, fulfilling my desire to question and be curious – something I haven’t received in any other environment.