The Education Specialist (Ed.S.) program is intended to help extend professional understanding and practice in the critical area of education. Ed.S. students will develop capacities to think, communicate, and model biblical excellence in educational leadership positions. They will more clearly represent Christ-centered perspectives in the broader society by impacting students, their families, faculty, and staff with competencies specifically designed for Kingdom growth. Students are admitted in cohort groups during the summer to complete a concentration in Educational Leadership. Courses are provided online and in summer intensives.
The Ed.S. degree strives to produce professionals who lead others in addressing educational needs from a biblical perspective.
- Candidates will understand biblical perspectives, foundational theories, research findings, cultural/sociological dynamics, and alternative models for educating diverse learners in contemporary Christian educational institutions. They will also analyze, synthesize, and evaluate these elements so as to enhance Christian education.
- Candidates will understand biblical perspectives, theoretical approaches, research findings, and alternative models of effective leadership and functioning of organizations, groups, and individuals within organizations. They will also analyze, synthesize, and evaluate these elements so as to enhance their understanding of high quality Christian education leadership.
- Through CIU’s Education Specialist program, the applicant is likely to enhance his or her personal calling and ministry and to contribute to the quality of Christian education through leadership, presentation, and publication.
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