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


The M.Ed. (Instruction and Learning) provides professional growth opportunities for Christian educators. You'll be prepared to assume leadership roles in Christian school settings as you develop knowledge, skills and dispositions in instructional strategies, curriculum theory, and supervision principles. You may also choose a curriculum with an individualized concentration.

You will be prepared for Christian school administrative and instructional leadership positions in the United States and around the world.


Our objective is to help you develop:

1.     Competency in content so that you demonstrate the ability to:

a.     Apply biblical principles to formulate a Christian philosophy of education and articulate this to various audiences.

b.    Understand instructional strategies and learning theories to meet the development of learners and their individual needs.

c.     Develop and analyze curriculum based on philosophy, theory, and biblical principles and their relationship to instruction and learning.

2.     Proficiency in skills to promote learning for all students so that you demonstrate the ability to:

a.     Employ various research procedures and technology for problem solving within the school setting.

b.    Assess and monitor student learning through a variety of methods.

c.     Foster a nurturing school culture that enhances student learning, including consideration of the cultural differences within the school community.

3.     Professionalism so that you demonstrate a commitment to:

a.     Intentionality to create a climate conducive to spiritual transformation within the school setting.

b.    The professional role of the Christian educator that includes being a lifelong learner by reflecting and gaining from experiences and being aware of current issues in education.

c.     Collaborating and communicating effectively with other professionals, community members, and parents to improve student learning.


This program will prepare you for leadership roles in Christian schools in the United States and around the world, such as:·        

  •  Administrating, leading and supervising in Christian elementary, secondary, missionary, international, or national cross-cultural schools
  • Leading instructional teams in Christian day, missionary, international, or national cross-cultural schools
  • Developing and/or writing curriculum
  • Master Teacher roles at all levels

Review our course requirements.  

Featured Faculty: 
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

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

Connie Mitchell
Dean of the College of Education

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

Debbie Moore Debbie Moore
M.Ed. Program Director

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

Brian Simmons Brian Simmons
Ed.D./Ed.S. Program Director

B.A. Cornerstone University; B.S. Calvin College; M.S. Indiana University South Bend; Ed.D. Ball State University; Certificate in Fund Raising Management, Indiana School of Philanthropy.

Milton V. Uecker
Associate Dean of the College of Education

B.A., Suffolk University; M.A., Miami University; Ed.D. University of Virginia