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.

Looking for a pathway to Texas Teacher Certification?  Arlington Baptist College now offers a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction.   This master’s degree can lead to alternative certification in Texas.  After completion of this master’s degree, the graduate is now able to pursue Alternative Certification.  Although ABC does not supervise alternative certification, many entities do so.  Once the master’s degree is completed, the student is now eligible to be state-certified by teaching for one year in a public school which takes the place of the traditional student teaching.  The teacher is paid a beginning teacher’s salary by the hiring district.  The entity providing the alternative certification process requires a fee for providing this opportunity which involves the supervision and evaluation of the student teacher during the year of internship. 

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

Hold a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Have a minimum of three years classroom teaching experience in an accredited public or private school (K-12) prior to completion of the program. (Educational Leadership Only)

Have a minimum of 12 hours in Bible or attend a 3-clock hour Christian Worldview Seminar.

Meet all other requirements for enrollment at Arlington Baptist College.

All Inquiries

Dr. Alicia Massingill, PhD.

Dean, Graduate School of Education


817.461.8741 ext. 1784