Master of Education

The Master of Education Department seeks to prepare educators to become skilled school administrators, curriculum specialists, curriculum directors, and highly qualified classroom teachers for public and private schools. Our graduate students experience small classes, highly qualified instructors, and opportunities to interact with peers in a Christian environment.  Classes are flexibly scheduled to meet the needs of busy educators who are already active in the fields of private and public education.

Delivery of Instruction

All of the classes are now hybrid in nature which means that most of the class work is submitted electronically during the 8 week course. Because students are enrolled in only one 8 week course at a time, they have time to focus on just that course.  The students are required to attend one Saturday face-to-face class for each class which provides students opportunities to interact with their peers, present projects, and participate in a variety of group activities which are an integral part of the master of education degree.

The Master of Education degree is offered in two concentrations:

  • The M.Ed. in Educational Leadership degree is a 36-hour program composed of 18 core hours and 18 hours of specialized preparation.  In addition, students must submit a professional portfolio that demonstrates their expertise in the Educational Leadership arena.  After a student completes all program coursework, passes the Principal TExES exam, and meets all state regulations, the student will be qualified to apply for certification as a principal in Texas.
Core Courses
(18 Hours)
Specialized Preparation
(18 Hours)
EDU 6302 Research in EduationEDU 6313 Supervision of Instruction
EDU 6303 Curriculum Design and EvaluationEDU 6314 The Principalship
EDU 6304 The School and 
Multicultural American Society
EDU 6315 School Finance/Business Management
EDU 6310 Instructional Leadership DevelopmentEDU 6316 School Personnel Management
EDU 6311 Educational Organization and AdministrationEDU 6317 School Public Relations
EDU 6312 School LawEDU 6318 Internship in Educational Administration

The M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction degree is a 36-hour program composed of 18 core hours and 18 hours of specialized preparation.  In addition, students must submit a professional portfolio that demonstrates their expertise as they relate to the development of Curriculum and Instruction.  This program readies teachers for more skilled delivery of instruction, development of curriculum, instructional coaching of classroom teachers, and curriculum directorship at all levels, including district.  

Core Courses 
(18 hours)
Specialized Preparation
 (18 hours)
EDU 6302 Research in EducationEDU 6301 The Learning Process
EDU 6303 Curriculum Design and EvaluationEDU 6319 Curriculum & Instruction in Reading
EDU 6304 The School and Multicultural American SocietyEDU 6320 Development: Infant, Child, Adolscent
EDU 6310 Instructional Leadership DevelopmentEDU 6321 Current Trends in Math Instruction
EDU 6311 Educational Organization and AdminsitrationEDU 6322 methods in Second Language Acquisition
EDU 6312 School LawEDU 6323 Introduction to Exceptional Learners

Admission Requirements

  1. Hold a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  2. Have a minimum of 12 hours in Bible / Theology and/or Christian worldview.
  3. Complete the GRE (Graduate Record Exam) prior to the completion of 12 hours of master’s course work.

          Minimum Score Verbal Reasoning…………...135

          Minimum Score Quantitative Reasoning....135

          Minimum Score Analytical Writing…………..3.0

  1. Complete a supervised writing assignment prior to or during the completion of six hours of master’s course work.  This assignment is designed to gauge the student’s written proficiency.
  2. Educational Leadership Program only:  (a) Provide proof of a standard Texas Educator Certificate prior to enrolling in the internship course; (b) Have a minimum of two years classroom teaching experience in an accredited public (K-12) or accredited private school (K-12) prior to the completion of program; (c) Provide record of service of classroom teaching experience prior to completion of the program.  (d) Complete a 160-clock-hour internship at an accredited school (EDU 6318);
  3. Meet all other requirements for enrollment at Arlington Baptist University.  

Please complete application and email to kmarvin@abu.edu.