Online Master of Science in Christian School Education

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Overview of the Online MS Christian School Education Program

Around the world, the field of Christian school education requires unique educator development for this setting. If you see your career arc fitting within a Christian school context now and for the foreseeable future, the Master of Science in Christian School Education is designed for you. 

Our program is offered wholly online, and is housed within a (US) nationally accredited school of education. As such, it combines the best pedagogical knowledge and practices of teacher and administrator development for any school context with a specific focus on the philosophy, faith integration, and role modeling necessary in a Christian school. What could this degree do for you? 

  • Provide graduate training with an optimal mix of Christian and public education knowledge bases 
  • Allow the study and improvement of the teaching of your own students through action research 
  • Network with and learn alongside colleagues working in Christian and public education around the globe 

This program is designed to serve anyone who wants deeper training in the development of curriculum, assessment, and instruction. This includes current and aspiring teachers and administrators of Christian schools, both in the U.S. and around the world. 

The program consists of 12 courses (36 credit hours) and is fully online, with each course lasting eight weeks and offered in English or Spanish language. Texts only published in English but can be translated online. Residents outside the United States will be responsible for acquiring their own textbooks. 

*This program does not lead to teacher or administrative licensure in the United States.

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You’ll Learn To…

  • Navigate the fundamentals of teaching in a Christian school, including faith integration
  • Ensure the best practices of curriculum, assessment, instruction, and the age-differentiated learning environment
  • Utilize the tools and best practices for Christian school administration

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36 Total
$480/ Credit Hour *

Applicable fees for resources and services will be assessed throughout the program. Tuition and fees for prerequisites and required elective courses are in addition to the charges shown on the program cost sheet. Your tuition rate will remain the same as long as you remain continuously enrolled in the same program. Cost sheets may be requested from an enrollment counselor by calling 866.498.4968 or emailing


Financial aid is available in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, veterans benefits, and employer reimbursement.


Here is the list of courses required to complete the program. Full course descriptions may be viewed by clicking on the course titles. For further information, feel free to contact us.

12 Core Courses

These courses contain the program-specific knowledge. Upon completion, you should have the tools to conquer your new career with confidence.

*Choose either EDCE-514 or EDCE-581, for a total of 12 courses.



Click on each section to expand the different requirements for this program. If you have any questions about the admissions process, feel free to contact one of our admissions representatives at 1-866-498-4968.

  • A baccalaureate or graduate degree from a college or university that is accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by both the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) verified on original transcripts sent by the institution directly to Indiana Wesleyan University. Transcripts from foreign institutions may need to be sent to an outside agency for evaluation and determination of transferable credits, degrees, and GPA. If this outside review is necessary, students are responsible for the initiation of this evaluation and for any fees incurred during the process.
  • An undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or higher from the baccalaureate degree granting institution at which at least a minimum of 30 hours was completed.
  • A letter of Christian testimony.

International students, please see requirements for International Student Admission. Contact the Admissions Office for specific admissions procedures.

Access to a classroom or school is important in some courses.

  • Successful completion of the M.S. curriculum.
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above in all graduate work and a minimum grade of "B-" in each course.
  • Payment of all tuition and fees is required to receive a diploma.


The MS - Christian School Education at Indiana Wesleyan University has many convenient starts throughout the year. Listed below are the next available starts. If you don’t see a start that fits your schedule, connect with our enrollment team to see more future starts.


Indiana Wesleyan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC),, 312-263-0456. Other accreditations and associations of Indiana Wesleyan University are available at

*Effective 07-01-2023 through 06-30-2024