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Professional Development - Online Degree Programs

We have gathered here some links and general information on professional development degree programs available online. If you know of another option, please send us the information and we will check it out. To check out the schools below, click on the names.

 Cairn University

Cairn University is located in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, in the US and offers the following online education-related graduate programs:

  • Master of Science in Education — 39 credits, courses range from 7-14 weeks.
  • MS in Educational Leadership & Administration — 39 credits, courses range from 7-14 weeks.
  • Principal Certification — 21 credits designed to be completed in one year, including a summer term.

 Cairn’s European campus offers students the opportunity to earn Graduate degrees in Education in as little as three summers. Located on the campus of Black Forest Academy in Kandern, Germany, these programs offer week-long modular courses leading to an M.S. in Education or M.S. in Educational Leadership and Administration, as well as ASCI Teacher or Principal certification (for qualified applicants). You can complete your Master's with 2 summers in Germany and some online courses.

Cost: US$505-$645 per credit hour. Scholarships are available for ministry workers to help with the cost.h1: Columbia International UniversityOnline degree program in Master of Education (other programs also available that are not in education):

  • Curriculum and Instruction – 12 courses, 36 total credit hours
  • Educational Administration – 12 courses, 36 total credit hours

Cost: US$435 per credit hour, financial aid available

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree is designed for those already working in a K-12 school setting who are interested in further training. The degree consists of an education core, a Bible core and a concentration.

The Curriculum and Instruction concentration is for Christian school educators who are interested in moving to a master teacher level in their area of interest. Students should consult with the M.Ed. program director or their advisor in planning their degree programs.

The Educational Administration concentration is designed for educational leaders who wish to specialize in educational administration for Christian schools and is intentionally planned to meet the timing needs of practicing educators. Students should consult with the M.Ed. program director in planning their degree programs. This program leads to the appropriate Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) administrator professional certificate.

 Concordia University Online – Portland, Oregon

Cost: 30-33 credits, US$620 per credit, financial aid is available

Concordia offers four accredited M.Ed. programs and fourteen concentrations to choose from:

  • Adolescent Literacy
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Educational Leadership
  • English Language Development
  • The Inclusive Classroom (SPED)
  • Mathematics
  • Reading
  • Science (K-8)
  • English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
  • Environmental Education
  • eLearning/Technology Education
  • Methods and Curriculum
  • Career and Technical Education (CTE)
  • Teacher Leadership


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