ACADEMICS » Master of Education

30 credit hours

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Master of Education

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ED510 — Research Methods — 3 credits — Dr. Barry Smith
This course introduces the student to the tools, methods, and design of research studies. Emphasis is given to contribution skills as well as intelligently understanding how to utilize research literature.

ED511 — Statistical Methods & Applications — 3 credits — Dr. Barry Smith
This course is an examination of descriptive and basic inferential statistical techniques. Correlation, principles of probability, and hypothesis testing will also be studied. Emphasis is placed on computer applications and the utilization of a statistical package and a Windows-based spreadsheet.


Prerequisites must be met prior to entering the program or before beginning practicum. See details here.

Prerequisite Course:

TH517 — Survey of Doctrine — 3 credits —Mr. Allen Mickle
This course is an overview of the ten major theologies of the Bible spread over an eight-week online course. Examination of the major issues behind Bibliology, Theology Proper, Christology, Pnuematology, Angelology, Anthropology, Hamartiology, Soteriology, Ecclesiology and Eschatology will be covered in a systematic approach.


Eight-week sessions begin each August, October, January, March, and May.

Check the Scope and Sequence to see which classes are set to be offered and when.

Summer 2014
May 12–July 4

ED513 –Assessment of Learning–3 credits–TBA
This course is an overview of the assessment process within schools. Standardized tests and alternative instruments will be examined. Instrument development and evaluation, student evaluation, and reporting of student progress will be emphasized.

ED575–Theory, Methodology, & Materials for Grammar & Writing Across the Curriculum –3 credits–TBA
This course is designed to enable administrators, English teachers, and content area teachers to evaluate the theories of understanding and teaching grammar and determine the teaching method that will enable them to teach grammar and its correlating writing skills successfully and to apply these concepts to content area classes. Attention will be given to the process of moving the teaching and application of writing skills across disciplines. Attention will be given to creating rubrics for the grading of student work.

ED587–Best Practices in Teaching Reading –3 credits–TBA
A study of the best practices used in the teaching and assessment of reading. Attention will be given to the areas of emergent literacy, reading development in the middle grades, and strengthening reading skills of the secondary students.

LI530 –The American Novel–3 credits–Dr. Brian Maxwell
This course that traces the American novel as a literary genre from its 17-18th century inception to the present.  This course will trace the changes that ensued in this literary form in the areas of plot structure, characterization, and ethical appeal.  The position of the novel in American literary tradition, the purpose of the American novel as a genre, and the power of the novel form will be discussed.

FALL 2014
Session 1
August 18–October 10

ED500–The Philosophic Base of Education–2 credits–TBA
Investigation of the historical foundations of education through its many phases and periods with careful analysis of each school of philosophy in the light of the Christian philosophy of education. Emphasis is upon the historical, philosophical, social, international, and political events that have shaped American education. Special attention is given to the development of a consistent biblical philosophy of education.
ED569– Writing Practicum–1credit–TBA
This course is an exploration of theory, research, and practice related to the educator as an academic and professional writer.  Study of the writer’s craft, including issues of voice, audience, revision, conventions and style, and editing are a main focus.  Participants may begin their writing for ED 591, assignments for their profession, and/or for publication.

FALL 2014
Session 2
October 20–december 19

ED586–Literature for Children and Adolescents– 3 credits–TBA
This course is a study of the genre found in children’s and adolescent literature. The course will show how literature can be used within the school reading program as well as be used with struggling readers. Students will learn how to use reading circles to draw students into the joy of literature.










CO536 — Addictions Counseling —1 credit
CO553 — Cross-Cultural Biblical Counseling — 1 credit
CO563 — Child Rearing: Biblical Principles & Applications — 1 credit
CO566 — Biblical Counseling with Difficult Issues — 1 credit
CO568 — The Four Phases of Clinical Discipleship — 1 credit
CO575 — The Christian Nurture and Counseling of Children and Teens: A Theologically Rooted Model — 1 credit
CO579 — Counseling Adolescents and Their Parents — 1 credit