The Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction is designed to deepen understandings and strengthen practice for K-12 teachers who wish to pursue a program of study that utilizes a Christian perspective within rigorous graduate coursework. Through core program courses, students will build on undergraduate knowledge and skills in educational foundations, curriculum theory and design, assessment, culturally responsive pedagogy, and research analysis and design.
Specialization courses, offered during the second year of the program, will strengthen pedagogical skills within specific curriculum or certification areas. The Master of Education program culminates in an action research project or thesis designed to enhance students’ learning in an area or topic of their choice.
The program is 30 credit hours, to be completed entirely online through seven-week semesters in two years. The program culminates in an action research project or thesis. There will be a $750 fee for this capstone project. Upon the completion of coursework, a continuing enrollment charge of $750 will be applied for each seven-week session until the action research project or thesis is completed.
Through the specialization in Language and Literacy Instruction, classroom teachers will strengthen skills in critical analysis of educational trends, literacy leadership, and best practices in the ELA classroom. The area of specialization includes a field experience through which students put theory into practice.
Through the specialization in Elementary Education, pre and in-service teachers will strengthen skills in critical analysis of educational trends and best practices in the general elementary classroom. Students will deepen pedagogical skills in reading, language arts, math, science, and social studies. The area of specialization includes field experiences through which students put theory into practice.