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Graduate Studies in Education

Do you want to learn how to better teach yourself and others? Do you hope to lead those seeking to improve their lives? Do you try to give others the help they need?

We prepare professional educators to excel in a culturally diverse society. Realize your dreams as you learn from a Christian perspective in a high-quality academic program. Our professors care about students as individuals with God-given talents, and they encourage you to express your opinions, share your experience, and ask penetrating questions.


Master of Arts in Teaching:
   Calling all future teachers! If you have a passion for helping others learn and you're looking for a fulfilling new career, then earning your MAT can help you begin your career as an educator. Click here to learn more. 

Master of Science in Education:
   The MSEd program is up to date with current trends in learning, so educators have the best tools for their students. Graduates are well equipped for administrative roles. They are positioned for increased marketability and for recognition of expertise by peers and employers. Click here to learn more. 

This degree offers three emphases, depending on what your goals are. 

  1. Literacy Education: This emphasis prepares teachers to engage and empower students to be strong communicators and critical thinkers.
  2. Outdoor Education: Offered during Summer Field Schools, teachers, youth leaders, camp directors and others learn how to meet a variety of educational and emotional needs through God's book of nature.
  3. Instructional Leadership: This emphasis prepares leaders for roles as school principals and superintendents.


  1. To facilitate placement in the professional field.
  2. To provide studies in preparation for more advanced programs.
  3. To prepare candidates to obtain the appropriate credentials and/or licensure. (Note: Each candidate is responsible for the realization of this goal, as each state has its own standards.)
  4. To train candidates to effectively serve others.

Prerequisites for Admission

Please visit the Graduate and Professional Studies website and click Education or Outdoor Education for admission requirements for our MSEd programs.

Graduation Requirements
Information about graduation requirements can be found in the Graduate Catalog.