The Master of Education in 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 and can be completed 100% online.
What You'll Learn
This 30-credit-hour degree can be completed in 15 months.
Why Earn Your M.Ed. at CIU?
- Regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools sacscoc.org
- Online classes can be accessed anytime, 24/7
- Highly engaged professors who are practitioners of the subjects they teach
- Award-Winning online classes
- Affordable programs
- Get your degree from a nonprofit university
- Eligible for federal financial aid and employer reimbursement plans
You can find information about admissions requirements, policies, and time limitations of the program in our academic catalog.
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.
Course of Study (Foundation + Core + Concentration) (30)
- EDU 6231 - History and Philosophy of Education Credits: 3
- EDU 7300 - Foundations for Curriculum Credits: 3
- EDU 5331 - Understanding the Learner Credits: 3
- EDU 5430 - Authentic Assessment Credits: 3
- EDU 6110 - Curriculum Development and Instruction Credits: 3
- EDU 6490 - Educational Research Credits: 3
Instruction and Learning Concentration (12)
- EDU 6425 - Supervision of Instruction Credits: 3
- EDU 6610 - Differentiated Instruction Credits: 3
- EDU 6620 - Designing Instruction for Understanding Credits: 3
- EDU 7410 - Instructional Models and Strategies Credits: 3
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.
M.Ed. Program Director, Professor of Education
Dr. Moore’s passion is to work with Christian educators to enhance classroom skills that use biblical integration and teaching with intentionality to develop spiritual formation in students.
Ph.D./Ed.S. Program Director, Professor of Education
Dr. Watson currently serves Columbia International University as a professor in the College of Education. He has served churches, Christian schools, and colleges as pastor, teacher, coach, school
Teacher Education Program Director, Professor of Education
Dr. Hoekstra enjoys sharing the practical experiences from 16 years of middle school teaching with future teachers. She desires to prepare teachers with a biblical worldview who, by God’s grace, can
M.A.T. Program Director, Assessment Coordinator, Professor of Education
Dr. McCann’s desire is for undergraduate and graduate students to develop and refine their heart for ministry as future teachers and educational leaders who will serve the Lord with academic
Emeritus Professor of Education
Dr. Uecker is Professor Emeritus and former Dean of the College of Education. He currently serves as a guest lecturer and Director of the Lowrie Center for Christian School Education.