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.
Master of 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.
|EDU 6302 Research in Eduation||EDU 6313 Supervision of Instruction|
|EDU 6303 Curriculum Design and Evaluation||EDU 6314 The Principalship|
|EDU 6304 The School and |
Multicultural American Society
|EDU 6315 School Finance/Business Management|
|EDU 6310 Instructional Leadership Development||EDU 6316 School Personnel Management|
|EDU 6311 Educational Organization and Administration||EDU 6317 School Public Relations|
|EDU 6312 School Law||EDU 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 |
|EDU 6302 Research in Education||EDU 6301 The Learning Process|
|EDU 6303 Curriculum Design and Evaluation||EDU 6319 Curriculum & Instruction in Reading|
|EDU 6304 The School and Multicultural American Society||EDU 6320 Development: Infant, Child, Adolscent|
|EDU 6310 Instructional Leadership Development||EDU 6321 Current Trends in Math Instruction|
|EDU 6311 Educational Organization and Adminsitration||EDU 6322 methods in Second Language Acquisition|
|EDU 6312 School Law||EDU 6323 Introduction to Exceptional Learners|
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.