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MEd in Christian School Administration

Aspiring school administrators who wish to learn what is involved in operating and managing a Christian-based educational institution might be interested in the Master of Education (MEd) in Christian School Administration program at Regent University. Continue reading for more details about this online-only MEd program.

Official Program Name:

Master of Education in Christian School Administration

School Offering Program:

Regent University

Degree Level:

Master's

Program Prerequisites:

Prospective students should have some previous teaching experience and may have taken undergraduate coursework in education or school administration. Strong decision-making and critical thinking skills would also be beneficial. All applicants to Regent University's master's degree programs should already possess a bachelor's degree; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

From biblical perspectives in Christian education to staff development, Regent University's Master of Education in Christian School Administration program is designed to provide a thorough education in Christian leadership and educational administrative practices. Course topics might include integrating biblical principles in education, adopting qualities of Christian character, selecting and evaluating curricula for Christian education, and understanding Scripture-based philosophies for education. Other courses might address financial management practices, Christian school operations, and the professional development of teachers and support staff through Christian principles and values. This program might help to prepare students for professional certification in this field.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

34 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Regent University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for a Master of Education in Christian School Administration:

A total of 34 credits must be completed to earn this MEd degree; this total reflects 12 credits in required courses and 22 credits in concentration coursework. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Regent University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Required Courses (12 credits)

  • Leadership, Organization, & Administration
  • Research Design
  • Philosophy of Christian Education
  • Starting & Operating a Christian School

Christian School Administration Concentration Courses (22 credits)

  • Hermeneutics and Biblical Integration for Education
  • Christian Heritage
  • Christian Character Formation
  • Biblical Foundations of Christian Education
  • C&I Christian Education
  • Financial Management for Christian Schools
  • Staff Development for Christian Schools

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education

In many cases, graduates of the MEd in Christian School Administration should be eligible for administrative positions and will not be required to pursue further education. However, those who wish to advance into research positions or higher levels of administration within Christian universities might obtain a doctorate. Doctoral degree programs that would be suitable for these graduates include, but are not limited to:

  • Doctor of Education in Christian Education Leadership
  • PhD in Educational Leadership
  • Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Administration

Career Paths:

Graduates of the Master of Education in Christian School Administration program could choose to apply their leadership skills and knowledge of Christian school operations to a variety of careers. Some graduates, for instance, might choose to oversee all aspects of Christian school operations, while others might select a specific area to manage, such as curriculum development or finances.

Job titles that might suit graduates of this program include:

  • Curriculum developer
  • Global missions educator
  • Christian school administrator