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M.Ed. Christian School Administration


Program Overview

Now is your time. Step up to lead. Step up to serve. This comprehensive program, offered from a Christian worldview, will prepare you to lead at the building level in a K-12 administrative position in a Christian school. If desired, this program will prepare you to successfully complete state certification, as well as the nationally recognized Performance Assessment for School Leaders (PASL) exam offered by ETS®. PASL certification provides unique recognition of your ability to effectively use change strategies at the building level.  

Designed for the working educator, classes are taught in a hybrid, modular format consisting of 2½ days of face-to-face sessions, Thursday evening through Saturday afternoon, accompanied by online pre- and post-assignments. Fall sessions are held in September, October, and November; spring sessions are held in January, February, March, and April.  

Degree Plan for M.Ed. in Christian School Administration 

A Master of Education in Christian School Administration will enable you to:

  • Critically and constructively evaluate the philosophical foundation of various issues and systems from a Christian worldview
  • Develop and communicate an inspiring vision using a variety of research methods and communication strategies
  • Analyze the change process of your organization and implement various strategies for leading change
  • Develop, implement and evaluate equitable leadership policies and systems to ensure that each stakeholder is treated fairly, with an understanding of culture and context
  • Lead ethically in personal conduct, relationships, decision-making, and resource stewardship

Career opportunities include:

  • Christian School Building Leadership Positions, including:
  • Principal
  • Assistant Principal
  • Curriculum / Instructional Leader
  • Higher Education Professor
  • Higher Education Administrator
  • Missions and International Education
  • Corporate Consultant
  • Educational Consultant
  • Education Program Developer for Public, Private, and Non-Profit Institutions
  • Curriculum Content Developer
  • Education Policy Researcher
  • Educational Software Developer

Are There Scholarships Available?

The Graduate School of Education provides the following Graduate Scholarships.


Dr. Patrick Otto
Graduate Chair
College of Education

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