The Life-Learning Portfolio Guide

A Key to Earning Your Undergraduate Degree

One of the distinguishing marks of the graduates of Master's International University of Divinity is that they possess a useful and well rounded education.  Consequently, we encourage the recognition of knowledge that has been gained from a wide variety of learning experiences.  These may include such things as military training, civilian labor force training in the trades and business, as well as technical schools, specialized church and missions training programs, or the hard won lessons that come through working in church related fields of service. 


Such learning helps to build character, encourage self-discipline, and promote personal maturity.  This does not mean that all prior learning can be granted recognition. However, it does mean that through a careful assessment of your entire life's learning, placement in the program of your choice may be more reasonably assured.


Recognizing Credit for Life-learning that has been documented through an academically appropriate "Life-learning Portfolio" assessment tool is a widely accepted practice among all colleges and universities.  Typically, such credit is applied only at the undergraduate level.  This our policy.


A typical Master's International University of Divinity undergraduate student usually applies using a combination of college credits, military school credits, advanced standing for ministry experience, and certificates from different training programs in business and church-related seminars.  Our Life-Learning Portfolio system provides the student a step-by-step guide for documenting up to 30 credits in six learning areas.  These are:



General Bible Knowledge of the Old Testament 5
General Bible Knowledge of the New Testament 5
Basic Communication (i.e. speaking, and writing) 5
Basic teaching (i.e. lesson preparation, teaching, leading) 5
Basic Business (i.e. math, English, Computer, data entry, record keeping systems) 5
Basic Health (i.e. physical, mental, spiritual, recreation, nutrition) 5
After documentation, and approval, total points awarded may be as many as: 30

Life-Learning Portfolio Process Overview

Resume Update


If you have not already completed a detailed resume of your occupational experience and education, do so now. Be specific with dates.

Your Prior Learning


Review the learning area descriptions above for which you wish to receive credit.  Consider your own background and experience.

Portfolio Assessment


Now, identify from the descriptions above the general learning areas for which your past experiences have required your involvement and participation.

Learning Summary


With the help of your resume, specify those learning areas in which you gained knowledge and skills as a result of your involvement and participation.

Leaning Outcomes


Write a summary of your learning background for each of the Areas of Learning for which you believe you are qualified to receive credit.  Many times the same experience can be used for different areas.

Document Learning


Put together supportive documentation for the prior learning areas.  This may include your own specific recollections, copies of documents, or even letters of confirmation.

Organize Portfolio


Now, gather all of your supportive documenatation, and create one single electronic file that can be saved and sent in .PDF format.  You may need to seek assistance with this step. A scanner will be required.

Submit Portfolio


Once you have complied your portfolio and saved it as a single .PDF document with a file name that includes your name, you will be ready to complete the form below, and upload it for review.

Begin by Downloading the Life-Learning Portfolio Guide.

Life-Learning Portfolio Guide
Download the Life-Learning Portfolio Guide, and follow the instructions. This will be an exciting exercise, and you will probably be surprised at how much you have actually accomplished over the years!
MIUD Life-Learning Portfolio Guide.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [4.1 MB]

Contact us if you have questions or concerns that need to be addressed before you submit your Life-Learning Portfolio documentation.  We will reply just as soon as possible.

When You Have Completed Your Portfolio, Send it Using This Submission Form.

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