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Master of Education in Educational Administration (M.Ed. Admin.)



30 credit hours

Program Length

as few as 15 months


Regionally Accredited by SACSCOC

Fast track to Educational Leadership with your M.Ed in Educational Administration 

Fast track into an educational leadership position with your online Master of Education in Educational Administration in as little as 15 months. The Education Administration master’s degree will open up exciting new educational opportunities and greater income potential for you. At CIU we offer a comprehensive program that provides you with the skills and knowledge to succeed in today’s rapidly changing educational leadership landscape. Our program is designed to be completed in just 15 months, allowing you to earn your degree quickly and get started on your career goals. Along the way you will be supported by highly experienced faculty members who have served for years in the field of educational administration and have a wealth of knowledge to share. Our faculty are committed to helping you grow and develop as a leader, and they will work closely with you to ensure that you have the resources and support you need to succeed. Advance your career to the next level and make a meaningful impact on the educational community with our online Master of Education in Educational Administration program.

Note: This degree program does not currently qualify the graduate for any South Carolina Department of Education teaching or principal credential, certificate, or any other authorization.

Why Choose Columbia International University

Columbia International University is an excellent choice for students seeking a Master of Education in Educational Administration. Our program is regionally accredited by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), ensuring that you will receive a high-quality education that is recognized and respected by employers across the country. Our online classes are accessible anytime, 24/7, providing you with the flexibility you need to balance your studies with your personal and professional responsibilities. Additionally, we offer financial aid to qualified applicants, making our program affordable and accessible to students from all backgrounds. Our online classes are taught by experienced faculty members with doctoral degrees, ensuring that you receive the highest level of instruction and mentorship. Our faculty are experts in educational administration, and they are committed to helping you succeed in your studies and achieve your career goals. Overall, the Master of Education in Educational Administration program at Columbia International University provides students with the knowledge, skills and credentials needed to make a meaningful impact in the education community. Whether you are a seasoned educator or in the education profession you can gain skills needed to achieve your career goals and make a positive difference in the lives of others. 

Overall Benefits of the Degree

A Master of Education in Educational Administration offers a wide range of benefits and opportunities for those seeking to enter the field of educational administration. You will gain a deeper understanding of leadership principles, human resources, finance and budget, supervision of instruction and teaching on the modalities of learning. CIU’s Master of Education in Education Administration degree will instruct you in the latest trends and developments in the field of education administration and thoroughly prepare you for a satisfying and rewarding career. In addition to leadership positions in the field of education, this degree can open opportunities in fields such as educational advocacy and oversight. 

What Will I Study?


  • EDU 7300 Foundations for Curriculum

    This course will enable both teachers and administrators to develop curriculum and use instructional design from a biblical worldview. Students will learn to integrate faith and learning by designing integrated instruction, write standards and objectives, and teach critical thinking from a biblical worldview. Products from the course will include a comprehensive list of standards for education, a list of critical thinking skills, and a knowledge of models for biblical or character integration for use in integrated lessons.

    3.00 credit hours
  • EDU 5430 Authentic Assessment

    This course is designed to introduce students to varying methods of assessment procedures in order for them to establish a foundation for constructing or choosing various forms of assessments and interpreting and reporting the results in order to gauge student educational progress.

    3.00 credit hours
  • EDU 6110 Curriculum Development and Instruction

    This course is designed to assist students in developing and analyzing curriculum. Philosophies, theories, and strategies will be examined in planning and developing long- and short-range units. Principles of knowledge, aesthetics, and values are considered in light of teaching and learning.

    3.00 credit hours
  • EDU 6490 Educational Research

    This course is designed to enable students to conduct and evaluate educational research. The instruction will emphasize the major principles, methods, and procedures of research as employed by students of education. Special emphasis is given to researching educational and administrative effectiveness in the school.

    3.00 credit hours
  • EDU 5515 Institutional Advancement

    Today's administrator's role encompasses more than overseeing day-to-day activities of a school. They must address such complex issues as fundraising, vision casting, and public relations. This course emphasizes the critical administrative processes that heads of schools must be able to effectively accomplish in order to develop and maintain a healthy school. Strategic planning, development and marketing, and financial accountability are explored in light of biblical principles. Application of every strategy to actual cases helps the students to transfer theory into practice.

    3.00 credit hours
  • EDU 5525 Law and Personnel

    This course looks at the school administrator's ethical and legal responsibility toward constituents, especially personnel. A broad knowledge of school law is essential for the administrator to make wise, data-enabled, decisions for the school. Embedded within the study of school law is the study of the principles and practices of effective personnel administration. Case studies are used to understand and apply legal issues affecting the entire school constituency. Biblical application of all principles and practices is a key focus.

    3.00 credit hours
  • EDU 6425 Supervision of Instruction

    This course will assist supervisory personnel in improving their ability to exercise effective supervision and evaluation principles. This improvement will be influenced from a biblical worldview, a knowledge of related educational theory, and an opportunity to apply these principles and knowledge to specific supervisory problems and practices.

    3.00 credit hours
For a comprehensive list of courses related to this program visit the Academic Catalog.

Admission Requirements

  • Completed application
  • Official transcripts for highest earned degree and any master’s degree work
  • One professional reference and one general reference
  • Minimum cumulative 2.7 GPA

Accreditation and Accolades

SACSCOC (The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges)
ASCI (Association of Christian Schools International)

Career Path Opportunities

  • Assistant Principal 
  • Principal 
  • Administrator K–12 
  • Director of Education 
  • Program Director 
  • Education Evaluator 
  • Director of Title 1 Programs 
  • Education Administrator 
  • Education Consultant 
  • Corporate Trainer 
  • Policy Analyst 
  • Researcher 

Top FAQs

What opportunities are afforded to me upon completing this program?

Upon completing the Master of Education in Educational Administration you will be qualified to pursue positions such as principal or assistant principal, director of education, director of Title 1 programs and many more. Advance your career and enhance your earning potential by preparing yourself to step into leadership roles in the field of education.

How long is the program?

The Master of Education program at Columbia International University is designed to be completed in just 15 months. This accelerated timeline allows you to earn your degree quickly and get started on your career goals.

Can I do this program as a part-time student as well as a full-time student?

Yes, the Master of Education program at Columbia International University is designed to be flexible and accommodate the needs of part-time and full-time students. You can choose to take classes at a pace that works for you, whether that means completing the program in 15 months or taking longer to finish.

How long are the classes in the program?

All classes in the Master of Education program are delivered online and are offered in six-week terms. During each term, you will take one course at a time, allowing you to focus your attention and complete each course thoroughly.

Are books included in the tuition?

Yes, books are included in the tuition for the Master of Education program at Columbia International University. You will not have to worry about purchasing textbooks or other materials separately, as they will be provided as part of your tuition. You can expect to receive the required books and materials for each course at the start of the term, so you can begin studying right away.

Is financial aid available?

Yes, financial aid is available to qualified applicants for the Master of Education program at Columbia International University. Check the Financial Aid page for more information on the application process and available resources.

Does the program offer mentors for those who need it?

Yes, the Master of Education program at Columbia International University offers a mentorship program for students who need additional support and guidance. You will be assigned a mentor who will work with you throughout the program to help you succeed and achieve your goals.

Is it necessary to have an undergraduate degree in education to apply for this program?

No, it is not necessary to have an undergraduate degree in education to apply for the Master of Education program at Columbia International University. However, applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and meet other admission requirements.


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