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Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction
—Christian School

Online Degree Overview

William Cox, Jr., Ph.D.
Concentration Chair

The Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction (C&I) is designed to prepare educators to develop and deliver effective instructional opportunities for diverse students in various learning settings including public, private, higher education, and the workplace. The purpose of the Christian School concentration is to equip teachers and administrators to prepare their students to live as fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ. The focus is on obedient discipleship to Christ for the purpose of building the next generation of Christian young people. Major areas of emphasis include restoring parental educational responsibility, promoting bibliocentric curricula, building loving relationships, and forming distinctly Christian character. The C&I degree stresses understanding learner characteristics, instructional design, program and student assessment, and the effective integration of technology into instructional programs. Successful completion of your degree can also lead to Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) certification.

Master's in Curriculum and Instruction
—Christian School Highlights

Curriculum: View Course Sequence & Descriptions
Length: 34 credit hours. May be completed in 18-24 months.
Format: Courses offered entirely online via Blackboard. One core course offered on campus each semester. Students may begin the program in the fall, spring, or summer semesters.
Results: Master of Education degree with concentration in Christian School.
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Other Concentration Areas: Adult Education | Gifted & Talented | Teacher Leader
Features: Recognized by the Association of Christian School International (ACSI) and International Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (IACCS) Certification. Learn more.

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Career Opportunities

The Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction will prepare you for leadership positions such as department head, content specialist, lead teacher, or curriculum developer. Those employed in school system or higher education administration, corporate, and non-profit settings will also benefit from this degree.

Master's in Curriculum and Instruction—Christian School
graduates will be able to:

  • Articulate a distinctly Christian worldview and philosophy of education.
  • Possess the skills, knowledge, and attitudes essential to bringing Biblical fidelity to Christian school curriculum and instruction.
  • Demonstrate excellence of research-based methodological skills of effective teaching and learning for diverse learners.
  • Demonstrate skills of faith-learning integration including those relating to hermeneutics.
  • Evaluate existing curricula in an educational setting.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the role of Christian education as a disciple-equipping activity.
  • Examine issues related to teaching and learning from a Christian worldview.



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Dr. William Cox