The Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction with a concentration in Christian School program is an online degree that provides continuing education for Christian school teachers. You will be prepared to develop and deliver effective instructional opportunities for your students in settings including public, private, higher education and the workplace. The Christian School concentration embedded within the M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction equips teachers and administrators to prepare their students to live as followers of Christ. Major areas of emphasis include restoring parental educational responsibility, promoting bibliocentric curricula, building loving relationships and forming distinctly Christian character. You will gain teacher career development that 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.
Delivery Format: Online
Total Credit Hours Required: 37
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Focuses on the role of the school leader or educator as a consumer (basic, applied and orientational), a user (evaluation) and a producer (action) of educational research. As consumers, candidates learn how to identify, read, analyze, synthesize, evaluate, explain and apply quantitative, qualitative and mixed research. As users, candidates utilize descriptive statistics and data-driven decision making in problem-based learning applications. As producers, candidates follow the structure of a research proposal to develop competency with the literature, methods, designs and data analysis techniques germane to the field.
An examination of the roles and impact of hermeneutics and biblical integration on education curriculum. Various approaches to faith and learning integration are examined. Approved for ACSI biblical studies certification credit.
Provides a rationale for Christian education as an extension of the mission of the Church. This examination is done within the educationally relevant context of what it means to be a citizen in God's holy nation (1 Peter 2:9). Approved for ACSI biblical studies certification credit.
An examination of how the character qualities Jesus expected of His disciples should impact the educational setting. Propose educational strategies for character formation appropriate for home school and traditional classroom settings. Approved for ACSI biblical studies certification credit. Cross-listed with EBIB 623.
Examines educational practices related to the biblical focus on the Kingdom of God that Christians are to promote on earth, including the classroom. The emphasis is particularly on those Kingdom related teaching methods and leadership skills informed by relevant professional literature.
Examining, selecting, implementing & evaluating Christian education curricula.
Principles and practices for creating and maintaining effective and efficient learning environments for diverse learners to include methods for effective student discipline, appropriate learning strategies and environments that motivate student learning.
Examines various philosophies of education in light of Scripture. Develop a philosophy of education essential to the preparation of a holy nation's citizens. Provides a biblical and philosophical framework for many other courses in the Christian School concentration. Approved for ACSI educational philosophy requirement.
Prepare educators to reach and effectively teach students who are at risk in the general classroom. Addresses topics such as curriculum-based assessment, accommodations, modifications and collaboration with other professionals and family members. ACSI approved methods course.
Develop an understanding of biblical perspectives on the nature of learning and the ability to think critically about issues related to teaching and learning. Explore the components of effective instruction and learn how to implement instructional strategies that promote learning.
Increase learning and learner success by designing educational events that use instructional technology. Covers three basic areas of technology integration: planning, implementation and evaluation. Does not cover specific applications. Within this framework, various technologies and tools will be investigated for the purpose of determining which are best suited for particular instructional situations. Discusses broader issues regarding the usefulness and effectiveness of technology integration in education. The ultimate goal is to create a plan to integrate technology in your educational setting.
Development of the scholarly writing skills of entering graduate students, including consistent standards in grammar and punctuation, academic style, avoiding plagiarism and learning to critique academic works.
In this exploding age of information, it is the objective of the library faculty to prepare graduates to be on the cutting edge of information technology. Information literacy is the ability to effectively access information for problem solving and decision making; thus, the knowledge and abilities you glean from this course will open doors to lifelong learning. It is imperative for graduate study research. Since the information learned in this course is a vital foundation for all other coursework, its completion is required within the first semester of study. The course takes approximately 10 hours to complete.
Application Process – Master of Education (M.Ed.)
Step 1: Application & Application Fee
Submit your application using our Regent University Online Application.
Pay the $50 application fee online during the application process.
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Note: If you are unable to complete our application due to a disability, please contact our Admissions Office and an admissions representative will provide reasonable accommodations to assist you in completing the application.
Step 2: Submit your Unofficial College Transcripts*
We are able to examine and view your unofficial transcript from a U.S.-based school, which indicates successful completion of a bachelor's degree program, in order to review you for an admissions decision. Please submit your unofficial transcript to our Admissions Office by email to firstname.lastname@example.org using the subject line: SOE Master's Application Pieces.
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International Applicants: Please visit the International Students Admissions page for a more detailed explanation of the Regent University application information and to determine whether or not you qualify as an international student.
Step 3: Complete Your Admissions Survey
In lieu of the previously required writing sample, please complete a brief admissions survey based on your professional goals and interests. This should only take a few minutes to complete but please answer the questions completely and thoughtfully. This gives us a better opportunity to get to know you and align your objects with our programs. The admissions survey can be found here. Once completed, it will be sent directly to an enrollment counselor who will be in touch with you right away to help complete the rest of your application.
Step 4: Admissions Interview
If an interview is necessary, the admissions office will contact you to schedule an appointment. The interview can be conducted on campus or over the phone and typically takes about 20 minutes.
Note: All items submitted as part of the application process become the property of Regent University and cannot be returned.
Tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year is:
|Degree Level / Program||Cost Per Credit Hour|
|Master of Education (M.Ed.)||$575|
|Technology Fee||$300 per semester|
|Parking Fee (On-Campus Students)||$100 per semester|
|Council of Graduate Students Fee||$15 for spring & fall semester|
Estimated Cost of Attendance: View the estimated cost of attendance to see an example of the total cost of tuition and fees.
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