College of Education

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The College of Education (COE) equips Christian educators to think, teach, and lead biblically in educational settings throughout the world.

To fulfill the mission of the College of Education, your courses of study are based upon a philosophy of education that approaches both the means and the ends of education by thinking biblically about the nature of students, instructional strategies, and curricular content (knowledge, skills, and dispositions). The preparation we provide equips you to think in culturally responsive ways within classrooms that are increasingly diverse.

Degree Programs

This mission encompasses the preparation of teachers to enter both early childhood and elementary classrooms with a five-year, two-degree program including an undergraduate Bible major and graduate master’s degree (B.A./B.S. and M.A.T.) or a stand-alone M.A. in Teaching (M.A.T.) for those already completing a bachelor’s degree.

Additionally at the master’s level, the COE provides training of K-12th grade Bible teachers (M.A. in Bible Teaching), TEFL teachers (M.A. in Teaching English as a Foreign Language/Intercultural Studies), and equipping practicing teachers and administrators for Christian school leadership positions through advanced graduate studies Master of Education (M.Ed.), with tracks in Educational Administration, and Instruction & Learning (M.Ed. I & L).

At the doctoral level, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), two concentrations are available: Educational Leadership and Intercultural Studies.

Global Impact

Graduate students are drawn to CIU through the reputation of our faculty and graduates. They come not only from schools across the United States, but also from Australia, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Indonesia, Korea, Bolivia, China, Taiwan, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, and the Philippines. There is no question that the COE reflects CIU’s middle name – International.

Regardless of where our students are – beginning as college freshmen or completing their doctoral degrees – COE students believe that they can and will impact the kingdom through education.


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