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M.A. in Education

Mission Statement

The mission of the School of Education is “to equip Christian educators to impact public, private, mission, and homeschools through biblically-centered education, scholarship, and service.” The vision of the School of Education is “to equip a generation of influential educators, who are focused on God’s calling, devoting their strengths, gifts, and scholarship, to meet the needs of diverse students and to advance the Kingdom of God.”

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Master of Arts in Education, students will be able to:


Analyze, evaluate, and apply knowledge of current educational issues, settings, and legislative requirements from a biblical perspective.


Identify personal assumptions and generalizations related to diversity (e.g., gender, ethnicity, religion, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, and [dis]abilities) while affirming that all students are valued as image bearers of God.


Demonstrate Christian attitudes and actions conducive to the development of professional excellence and witness to the community.


Exhibit growth in one’s professional practice by utilizing professional databases, conducting empirical research, and articulating findings through effective writing.


Evaluate qualitative and quantitative journal articles based on standard criteria within the profession.


Exercise discernment, individually and in team settings, creatively solving problems as contextual needs emerge within the educational community.


Demonstrate God's calling to maximize one's leadership skills, demonstrating the qualities of a constructive change agent in the educational community to advance the Kingdom of God.


Synthesize knowledge, skills, and perspectives from concentration-specific content of the master of education program to determine implications for professional practice.


Curriculum Map

A Curriculum Map shows which courses in a degree program are responsible to intentionally develop each PLO at the Introductory, Developing, and Mastery levels.

Assessment Plan

An Assessment Plan is a listing of the student work that will be used to assess achievement of each learning outcome.

Assessment Schedule

An Assessment Schedule is a 5-year schedule that indicates when each of the PLOs will be assessed and when the comprehensive Program Review will occur.

Annual PLO Assessment Reports

The Annual Reports from each year’s PLO assessment.

Program Review Executive Summary

The Executive Summary report from the most recent comprehensive Program Review.