2021-2022 Catalog


MS - Christian School Education Major

The Master of Science (M.S.) program with a major in Christian School Education is designed to provide an advanced degree in Christian Education to educators who teach in Christian schools or aspire to careers in Christian school teaching and administration, either internationally or domestically. Candidates will complete a 36-credit hour program (12 courses) that brings a more purposeful and distinct Christian faith-integration to timeless aspects of educator development such as worldview, curriculum, assessment, instruction, administration, and learning environments across the P-12 spectrum. Courses are designed to provide participants with an essential mix of theory and practice in these areas, and allow them to deepen their understanding in areas such as differentiation, culturally responsive teaching and social justice, ethics and faith, technology integration, and current topics and research. Courses are offered online in English, or under pre-arranged circumstances may be offered in a hybrid format (onsite and online) in a native language such as Spanish or French. Limited field experiences within one's own classroom or school are required in some courses.

This program will not lead to teacher or administrative licensure in any state, country, or other jurisdiction. Candidates will be responsible to determine the extent to which the program suits any required or desired professional development, or other career goals.

Admission Requirements

The admission requirements for the M.S. program with a major in Christian School Education are as follows:

  • A baccalaureate or graduate degree from a college or university that is accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by both the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) verified on original transcripts sent by the institution directly to Indiana Wesleyan University. Transcripts from foreign institutions may need to be sent to an outside agency for evaluation and determination of transferable credits, degrees, and GPA. If this outside review is necessary, students are responsible for the initiation of this evaluation and for any fees incurred during the process.
  • An undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or higher from the baccalaureate degree granting institution at which at least a minimum of 30 hours was completed.
  • A letter of Christian testimony.

International students, please see requirements for International Student Admission. Contact the Admissions Office for specific admissions procedures.

Access to a classroom or school is important in some courses

Graduation Requirements

To graduate, from the M.S. program, candidates must have completed the following:

  • Successful completion of the M.S. curriculum.
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above in all graduate work and a minimum grade of "B-" in each course.
  • Payment of all tuition and fees is required to receive a diploma.

MS - Christian Education - Program of Study

Christian School Education Courses

EDCE-515History and Philosophy of Education With a Christian Worldview


EDCE-548Research-Based Behavior Interventions And Elementary Classroom Management for Christian Educators


EDCE-514Foundations of Early Childhood Development and Learning Environments For Christian Educators



EDCE-581Learning Environments in the Secondary Classroom for Christian Educators


EDUC-540Advanced Curriculum Design


EDUC-550Advanced Assessment Design


EDUC-560Advanced Instructional Design


EDCE-616School Administration for Christian Educators


Total Credit Hours:21

Core Courses

EDUC-510How We Learn


EDUC-520The Faithful Teacher


EDUC-530The Craft of Teaching


EDUC-600Classroom Action Research Tools


EDUC-630Research in My School


Total Credit Hours:15

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