Educational Philosophy

Educational Philosophy

CIU focuses on developing leaders while affirming the Bible as the foundation for all learning.

CIU education majors must have professional classroom experience before graduating.We live by our motto “To Know Him and to Make Him Known.”

We are a multidenominational, evangelical, coeducational Christian university, graduate school and seminary, all with full accreditation.

Located in Columbia, South Carolina, CIU offers more than classes and degrees. You bring us your passion. We’ll provide you the space for personal growth, academic excellence … the avenues you need to pursue your dreams.

Head, Heart, Hands

During your academic experience at CIU, we want you to engage your head, heart and hands. That's the Educational Triad.

Yes, we want students to excel academically, but we also want to help you yield to Christ unconditionally while enriching your spiritual life, achieve your personal and career goals, and practice your vocational skills wherever God leads you.