Fasttrack to Educational Leadership Positions — Master of Education Instruction and Learning
A Master of Education in Instruction and Learning can advance your career in education and enhance your earning potential. At CIU we offer a comprehensive program that provides you with the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in today’s rapidly changing educational landscape. CIU’s 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 education and have a wealth of knowledge to share. Our faculty are committed to helping you grow and develop in your career, and they will work closely with you to ensure that you have the resources and support you need to excel. With Columbia International University’s Master of Education in Instruction and Learning you can take your career to the next level.
Why Choose Columbia International University
Columbia International University is an excellent choice for students seeking a Master of Education in Instruction and Learning. Our program is regionally accredited by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), guaranteeing that you will receive a high-quality education that is recognized and respected by employers across the country. CIU’s 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 innovative faculty members with doctoral degrees, so that you receive the highest level of instruction and mentorship. Our faculty are experts in their fields, and they are committed to helping you thrive in your studies and achieve your career goals. Overall, the Master of Education in Instruction and Learning at CIU provides students with the knowledge, skills and credentials needed to make a meaningful impact in the field of education. Whether you’re a seasoned educator looking to advance your career or seeking to enter the field, our program is designed to help you achieve your goals and make a positive difference.
Overall Benefits of the Degree
A Master of Education in Instruction and Learning offers a wide range of benefits and opportunities for educators and those seeking to enter the field. You will gain a deeper understanding and extensive knowledge of educational practices, as well as evaluation and assessment, and managing staff and resources — all of which leads to increased effectiveness and enhanced earning potential. A Master of Education in Instruction and Learning can help you stay current with the latest trends and developments in the field of education. For those seeking to transition into a career in education or related fields, the degree can provide a strong foundation in educational theory and practice and help you to develop valuable skills in leadership, communication and critical thinking. This can lead to opportunities in training and development, nonprofit organizations and educational policy. Ultimately, a Master of Education in Instruction and Learning can provide you with the knowledge, skills and credentials needed to make a meaningful impact in the field of education and achieve your career goals.
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 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
- EDU 6610 Differentiated Instruction
This course addresses the concept of differentiation, which is the process of developing curriculum to meet the differing abilities of the students within one's classroom. Class participants will examine, modify, and assess instruction from a biblical worldview to address readiness levels to evaluate students effectively to enhance learning.3.00 credit hours
- EDU 6620 Designing Instruction for Understanding
The purpose of this course is to instruct teachers and administrators in the practice of using goals and/or standards to develop instruction. Students will be taught to examine learning concepts, to develop enduring understandings, and then to assess these understandings. Instruction and classroom activities then will be designed from the assessments. Biblical integration will be woven within the design process.3.00 credit hours
- EDU 7410 Instructional Models and Strategies
This course will explore the various models and strategies that will enhance student learning in the classroom. Students will examine the strengths and weaknesses of the various strategies, and then develop samples and assessments for effective classroom use.3.00 credit hours
In addition to satisfying the general admission requirements of the university, students applying to the M.Ed. must meet the following requirements:
1. Evidence of ability to successfully pursue an academic program, as demonstrated by one of the following:
- A minimum 2.7 GPA for most recent degree obtained.
2. Previous experience in education*, as verified by one of the following:
- Two years of classroom experience.
- A current teaching certificate.
- An undergraduate degree in education.
*A limited number of students without one of these experiences who otherwise meet the requirements may be accepted based on specific coursework and leadership recommendations. While expertise in all disciplines is not expected, a student must demonstrate reasonable competency (a grade of “C” or above) in content areas by completing at least 36 semester hours of undergraduate coursework that includes courses from at least four of the following content areas: language arts, social science, natural science, mathematics, technology, or humanities/fine arts.
Career Path Opportunities
- Accountability Assessment Research & Evaluation
- Executive Director of Instruction
- Assistant Principal of Instruction
- District Level Positions
- Curriculum Developer
- Instructional Coordinator
- Education Administrator
- Education Consultant
- Corporate Trainer
- Reading Coach
- Policy Analyst
- What opportunities are afforded to me upon completing this program?
Upon completing the Master of Education program at Columbia International University, you will have gained the skills and knowledge needed to pursue many different career paths. A few of these are accountability assessment research & evaluation professional, executive director of instruction, assistant principal of instruction, curriculum developer and many more. This degree opens paths to enhanced earning potential and the many career opportunities involved in the oversight and management of educational instruction and learning.
- 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 in Instruction and Learning 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 in Instruction and Learning 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 in Instruction and Learning at Columbia International University. However, applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and meet other admission requirements.