Degree Programs

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GODSU is a 501(c)(3) Interfaith E-learning Global Institution with corporate offices in Miramar, Florida. GODSU is a Florida Department of Education Commission of Independent Studies approved degree-issuing Religious Institution of Higher Learning under Florida Statute 1005.06(1)(f).

Some of our Diploma Courses include:

1. Christian Chaplaincy

Chaplains are essentially empathetic trained leaders attached to either a spiritual and/or secular institution/organization. Our Chaplains are certified and licensed. Upon registration and payment for our Chaplaincy program, each licensed graduate will obtain the following items from GODSU:

1).  Complete Chaplaincy coursework, including quizzes and a final exam

2).  Federal confidential criminal background check 

3).  A personalized large gold-plated badge with your name and Chaplain ID number

4).  An ID card with your picture, name and Chaplain ID imprinted on it

5).  A diploma that serves as a Chaplain license

6).  A leather wallet that will house your badge (#1) and your ID card (#2)                         

7).  Opportunity to Speak at the GODSU Graduation Seminar                                                    

8).  Opportunity to Speak at GODSU Empower U Seminars and Tours  

9).  Complimentary participation in GODSU Graduation ceremony 

10). Receive expensive embossed 20×22 diploma cover                                            

11). Placement of Picture and Biography in GODSU Graduation Program              

12). Membership to our Exclusive GODSU Alum Association                                               

13). Opportunity to have picture and Biography in GODSU African Bible                          

14). Opportunity to obtain GODSU Official Jacket and Golf Shirt embossed with 30,000 thread logo, your title, name and your company name or title.

TEXTBOOK: The GODSU Christian Chaplaincy

2. Interfaith Chaplaincy

Also, Chaplains may be ordained, commissioned by a particular denomination or like GODSU appointed. Initially, Chaplains have been associated with representatives of Christian faith, however now the term is used as a representative of any faith. At GODSU, the Interfaith Love Chaplaincy is offered to accommodate non-Christians, or other spiritual people who have received their call to serve others, in a way that is non-denominational or interfaith.  

There are Chapters dedicated to the following religions:

  1. Judaism
  2. Islam
  3. Christianity
  4. Hinduism and Sikhism

The goal is to create informed Chaplains who can provide to interfaith communities.

Upon registration and payment for our Chaplaincy program, each licensed graduate will obtain the following items from GODSU:

1).  Complete Chaplaincy coursework, including quizzes and a final exam

2).  Federal confidential criminal background check 

3).  A personalized large gold-plated badge with your name and Chaplain ID number

4).  An ID card with your picture, name and Chaplain ID imprinted on it

5).  A diploma that serves as a Chaplain license

6).  A leather wallet that will house your badge (#1) and your ID card (#2)                         

7).  Opportunity to Speak at the GODSU Graduation Seminar                                                    

8).  Opportunity to Speak at GODSU Empower U Seminars and Tours  

9).  Complimentary participation in GODSU Graduation ceremony 

10). Receive expensive embossed 20×22 diploma cover                                            

11). Placement of Picture and Biography in GODSU Graduation Program              

12). Membership to our Exclusive GODSU Alum Association                                               

13). Opportunity to have picture and Biography in GODSU African Bible/GODSU Empower U Magazine                         

14). Opportunity to obtain GODSU Official Jacket and Golf Shirt embossed with 30,000 thread logo, your title, name and your company name or title.

TEXTBOOK: The GODSU Interfaith Love and Spiritual Chaplaincy

3. Islamic Chaplaincy 

Created by our esteemed Department of Islamic Studies, this Chaplaincy program includes the items mentioned in the Christian Chaplaincy but is created specifically for those who want to provide spiritual counsel to those of the Islamic or Muslim faith.

Upon registration and payment for our Chaplaincy program, each licensed graduate will obtain the following items from GODSU:

1).  Complete Chaplaincy coursework, including quizzes and a final exam

2).  Federal confidential criminal background check 

3).  A personalized large gold-plated badge with your name and Chaplain ID number

4).  An ID card with your picture, name and Chaplain ID imprinted on it

5).  A diploma that serves as a Chaplain license

6).  A leather wallet that will house your badge (#1) and your ID card (#2)                         

7).  Opportunity to Speak at the GODSU Graduation Seminar                                                    

8).  Opportunity to Speak at GODSU Empower U Seminars and Tours  

9).  Complimentary participation in GODSU Graduation ceremony 

10). Receive expensive embossed 20×22 diploma cover                                            

11). Placement of Picture and Biography in GODSU Graduation Program              

12). Membership to our Exclusive GODSU Alum Association                                               

13). Opportunity to have picture and Biography in GODSU Empower U Magazine                        

14). Opportunity to obtain GODSU Official Jacket and Golf Shirt embossed with 30,000 thread logo, your title, name and your company name or title.

TEXTBOOK: The GODSU Islamic Chaplaincy

4. Action has no season 2.0

Widely acclaimed as one of America’s leading and most influential businessmen, Dr. Michael V. Roberts, Sr. returns with his innovative follow-up to the International Best-Seller Action Has No Season: Strategies and Secrets to Gaining Wealth & Authority. The widening gap between people who take Action in their life and business to create generational wealth and people who are not taking Action means dealing with one very distressing truth: If you’re not running your own sustainable business, you’re not living an abundant life and enjoying the fruits of your labor.

5. The Role of the Black Church in the Great Commission of Christ

Textbook: The Role of the Black Church in the Great Commission of Jesus Christ

Positioned to captivate your attention and satisfy a thirst for knowledge about our African-American heritage, this book will explore and discover the divine significance of the African American cultural experience. There is a critical need for our involvement in global missions, and the Black Church must respond with urgency. By redefining our identity based on a biblical world and life view, we can take our rightful place of leadership as ambassadors of God’s grace, spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the continent of Africa and to the nations across the globe.

About the Author: Carl F. Ellis, Jr. is presently the President of Project Joseph, an organization dedicated to equipping Christians to meet today’s challenges. He is also an adjunct faculty professor at several colleges and graduate schools in the U.S. and overseas. Carl is a D.Phil candidate at the Oxford Graduate School, he holds a M.A. in Theology from the Westminster Theological Seminary and a B.A. in Economics from Hampton University. Along with numerous articles he has published, Carl has written several books, including The Changing Face of Islam in America (co-authored with Dr. Larry Poston), Free At Last?, Malcolm: The Man Behind the X, and Beyond Liberation. Most recently, Carl joined UMI as Editor of the UMI Annual Sunday school Lesson Commentary, Precepts for Living.

6. Personal and Professional Development for Future Global Leaders (Leadership & Coaching Class)

The Personal and Professional Development for Future Global Leaders program was created by CairoSpeaks/CairoWrites to target the soft skills gap that has been identified as often missing in the workforce, as well as to cultivate leadership skills in youth and adults. Personal and Professional Development for Future Global Leaders is a 3-part program that combines a curriculum focused on soft skills training while equipping future leaders with work readiness resources, such as applied knowledge and professional clothing, and an opportunity to network and be mentored by professionals and subject matter experts.

Part I will be offered online: 

ItIn the 10-week curriculum, Personal and Professional Development for Future Global Leaders addresses soft skills that have been addressed as critical for personal development, including: 

  • Presence
  • Articulation and Communication
  • Internal Confidence
  • Developing Your Passion
  • Time Management
  • Accountability
  • Vision

Participants of the program are expected to demonstrate their comprehension of the materials covered through active participation in class discussions and peer-to-peer breakout sessions. The curriculum also includes a final project in which participants present how they self-identify as leaders (using past and present examples) as well as how they envision illustrating their leadership in the future.

Textbook: Personal and Professional Development for Future Global Leaders Handbook

7. Africans who have shaped our Faith 

Do you have relatives or friends that have left the church or refused to attend church, saying the Christianity is a “white man’s religion,” that the Bible itself was written by, for, and about white people? Is this thinking correct and were the Jews of the Bible African Jews or European Jews? What do we mean by African Jew? Is there any evidence that Jesus took on the body of an “African” Jew? If the people of the Bible were Africans, how did they come to be depicted as European Jews? Will the depicting of Bible personalities as African “remove their halo,” and somehow cause emotional difficulties for black people who are secure with the white images of Jesus they have come to love?

In this book, Africans Who Shaped Our Faith, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Jr. provides a provocative, soul stirring treatment of the issues. The book contains 12 moving sermons prefaced by historical overviews of the context in which biblical Africans lived, along with a related Bible study and historical overview authored by Dr. Colleen Birchett.

Textbook: Africans Who Shaped Our Faith

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr. is the pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, Illinois. His outstanding commitment to ministry helped him expand his congregation from 87 members, 23 years ago, to over 7,000 today. He earned Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degree from the University of Chicago School of Divinity, and a Doctorate of Ministry degree from United Theological Seminary. He has been awarded three honorary doctoral degrees from Elmhurst College, Monrovia Liberia, and From the Chicago Theological Seminary. He was selected as one of Ebony’s 100 most influential black Americans and was among Ebony’s  top 15 greatest black preachers of 1993. He is married to Ramah Wright and the father of one son, four daughters, and has two grandchildren.

8. The Bible is Black History

The Bible is Black History Personal Workbook contains probing questions designed to encourage the reader to move thoroughly delve into the themes presented in the Bible is Black History. This personal workbook together with the book are perfect study materials for Vacation Bible Schools, Sunday schools, Mid-Week Bible Studies, small group studies, and personal study.

An equally important function of this personal workbook is to stimulate the curiosity of the student such that the student would conduct further studies on this topic, since there is no single book in publication that addresses every subject that pertains to Black presence in the Bible. Also, a bibliography of suggested texts is provided in this personal workbook should the student desire further study materials. 

Textbook: the Bible is Black History: Personal Workbook

Dr. Williams has been the Pastor of Mt. Carmel Church of Indianapolis, Indiana for more than 30 years. He holds a Doctor of Ministry and Master of Divinity degrees from the Chicago Theological Seminary and the School of Theology at Virginia Union University, respectively,. He is a father and grandfather. 

Textbooks Include:

9. Exploding the Myths: Nile Valley Contributions to Civilization 

This study guide was designed as a vehicle for an in-depth analysis and evaluation of the concept fo the concepts explored in Nile Valley Contributions To Civilization and is intended for use in classrooms, study groups, and homes.

Each chapter consists of an objective, an overview of the parent text, and activities which are designed to achieve the stated objective.

Each chapter contains a student review which includes several of the following activities: a vocabulary, map activity, review questions, and additional exercises.

This study guide remains faithful to the contents of Nile Valley Contributions To Civilization and it also contains an index of the parent text.

The Nile Valley Contributions to Civilization text book, study guide, and video tape are all part of a new Multi-Media Learning System which is designed to enhance the reader’s and viewer’s understanding of African history and its relationship to world history.

Textbook: The Nile Valley Contributions to Civilization

10. Financial Literacy: Saving Middle America

Financial Literacy: Saving Middle America

This course provides participants with the knowledge necessary to help secure their financial futures with safety and security. With over 20 years of personal experience and a proven track record of success, co-authors Rich Rossi, Barbara Bolcavage and Anthony Stewart provide the resources you need to realize your financial dreams. In this book you will discover the secrets they have used to help Middle Class Americans across the country, along with access to priceless information to prepare for continued market volatility and an uncertain future. This book will give you a Win-Win strategy that will supercharge your income and put an end to the fear of outliving your money.

TEXTBOOK: Financial Literacy: Saving Middle America, The Nonprofit Millionaire

In his first book, Nonprofit Doesn’t Mean No Profit, Hopkins debunks the myth that nonprofit organizations are not supposed to make a profit. In the Nonprofit Millionaire, he gets personal! He takes on the common misconception that nonprofit and other social sector professionals, like teachers, first responders, nurses, social workers, etc., are predestined to struggle financially in their personal lives. Even though, as a group, we are among the lowest paid, highest taxed and most in debt segment of the American workforce, this book provides a step by step blueprint for how to move from a scarcity mentality to one of abundance.

Hopkins helps you understand how you inadvertently became trapped in the “Cycle of Pain.” You will know this applies to you when: 1) you have no money, 2) you are in debt, and 3) you have no savings or investments.b More importantly, however, he coaches you through an effective, easy to learn, three-step process designed to extricate you form the Cycle of Pain forever. You will come to realize that your financial problems don’t stem from not making enough money; but rather form not having full access to your own money. Right now, you money is making someone rich…unfortunately, that someone is not you. It doesn’t have to be that way. After reading this book, you will see that the secret to being a “nonprofit millionaire” is not in other’s millionaire; but in the money you already make.

11. Breaking the chains of Psychological Slavery

In this long-awaited, important and highly enjoyable course, GODSU Professor Emeritus Dr. Na’im Akbar addresses these questions:

“Are African-Americans still slaves?” “Why can’t Black folks get together?” “What is the psychological consequence for Blacks and Whites of picturing God as a Caucasian?”

Learn how to break the chains of your mental slavery with this new book by one of the world’s outstanding experts on the African-American mind.

Na’im Akbar has been described by Essence magazine as “one of the world’s preeminent African American psychologists and pioneer in the development of an African-centered approach to modern psychology.: His books and articles exploring the personality development of the African Americans have led to numerous network television appearances, including “Phil Donahue,” “Oprah Winfrey,” “Geraldo,” and “Tony Brown’s Journal.”  Dr. Akbar is Professor Emeritus of Global Oved Dei Seminary and University.

12. Cyber Security the COMPTIA path to Certification 

CompTIA IT Fundamentals (ITF+) is an introduction to basic IT knowledge and skills.

Why is it different?

CompTIA ITF+ helps professionals to decide if a career in IT is right for them or to develop a broader understanding of IT.

ITF+ is the only pre-career certification that helps students or career changers determine if they have a competency for information technology and if it is the right career path for them.

ITF+ is the only single certification that covers all areas of IT foundations, creating a broader understanding of IT making it ideal for non-technical professionals.

ITF+ establishes an IT education framework for students in middle school and high school (reference from COMPTIA’s website)

Textbook: Will be provided upon enrollment.

GODSU ACADEMY

We are CompTIA certified to teach the following courses: Cyber Foundations and Cyber Professional, which includes Cybersecurity PLUS certification. The next SECURITY PLUS courses will be  TBA in Prince Georges County, Maryland.