Master of Education in Instruction & Learning (M.Ed. I&L)

The Master of Education (Instruction and Learning) is designed to provide professional growth opportunities for educators from a biblical perspective. Students are prepared to assume leadership roles as teacher and/or instructional supervisor in various school settings.

The curriculum for this concentration provides opportunities to develop knowledge, skills, and dispositions in instructional concepts, strategies, and content design to enhance student learning. A student may choose a curriculum with an individualized concentration.

The M.Ed. (Instruction and Learning) is available fully online. Students should consult with the M.Ed. program director in planning their degree program.

What You'll Learn 

You will gain a foundation in educational leadership skills such as these:

  • Applying educational theories to effective teaching, analysis, and content-design strategies, as well as the ability to articulate those theories and principles and how they inform education from a biblical worldview
  • Techniques for educational research, problem solving, and assessment, and for fostering a nurturing school culture, including consideration of cultural differences within the community
  • Methods of collaborating and communicating with other professionals and the community, creating a climate conducive to spiritual transformation within the school setting, and being a lifelong learner

Program Length 

This 30-credit-hour degree can be completed in 5 semesters although the time may be extended up to 6 years. 

Why Earn Your M.Ed. at CIU Online?

  • Highly engaged, collaborative online classes that use real-life case studies to help students develop familiarity with educational issues and practice addressing them
  • Courses designed with the Christian educator in mind, taught by professors with experience in the subjects they teach
  • Faculty and staff who are dedicated to getting to know you and providing both academic and spiritual support and guidance
  • An M.Ed. program consistent with the certification requirements of the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)

PROGRAM DETAILS

You can find information about admissions requirements, policies, and time limitations of the program in our academic catalog.

Career and Ministry Opportunities for Instruction & Learning (M.Ed. I&L) Graduates

Your Master’s in Education will prepare you to do what you do best: teach and lead in a variety of educational settings.

  • K–12 Teaching:  Teach in various educational settings that have a need for individuals who are prepared in instructional concepts, strategies, and content design from a biblical worldview.
  • Leadership Positions: Become supervisors or leaders in a variety of educational settings
  • Academic Careers: Prepare for further graduate work, especially a Ph.D. in education or a related discipline, leading to teaching and research positions at the college and university level.

Master of Education in Instruction & Learning (M.Ed. I&L) Admission Requirements

  • Completed application
  • $25 application fee
  • Official transcripts for highest earned degree and any master’s degree work
  • One professional reference and one general reference
  • Minimum cumulative 2.7 GPA

Degree Program Faculty

Milton Uecker, Professor Emeritus of Education at CIU

Milton V. Uecker

Professor Emeritus - Education

B.A., Concordia Teachers College; M.Ed., University of Texas at Austin; Ed.D., University of Virginia

 

Brian Simmons

Brian Simmons

Associate Provost for Online Studies - Education, CoE

B.A., Grand Rapids Baptist College; B.S.; Calvin College; M.S.E., Indiana University; Ed.D. Ball State University

 

A photo of Debbie Moore, Master of Education Program Director.

Debbie Moore

Master of Education (M.Ed.) Program Director, Professor of Education

B.S., Toccoa Falls College; M.Ed., Bob Jones University; Ph.D., Columbia International University

 

A photo of Connie Mitchell, dean of the College of Education at CIU.

Connie Mitchell

Dean of the College of Education

B.A., Florida Bible College; B.S., Bryan College; M.A., Ed.D., University of Miami

 

Photo of Mark McCann, a professor at CIU, a Christian university in South Carolina.

Mark McCann

Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) Program Director, Professor of Education

B.A., Florida Bible College; M.S., Nova Southeastern University; Ed.D., University of Central Florida

 

Format
Online