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Master's in Christian School Education

If you want to pursue a successful career teaching or working in administrative roles in Christian schools, discover the MS in Christian Education at Indiana Wesleyan University. With this Master’s in Christian Education, you can build on your bachelor’s level degree and qualify for leadership roles that align with your Christ-centered life. This program offers training and skill development drawn from an optimal mix of Christian and public education knowledge bases. At IWU, you can learn from faculty and study with peers who share your faith, helping students build a global network of support as you complete your MS in Christian Education degree.

Why pursue my MS in Christian School Education at IWU?

There are several benefits to earning your Christian Education degree at IWU. We offer nationally recognized, accredited education, and supportive student services that include tutoring, tech support, and full-time chaplains to all our students. Our Christian faculty teach from the same biblical worldview valued on our campus, so that students can implement these principles in a fulfilling career. Plus, we lock in the rate of your tuition once you start the program, eliminating the stress of unexpected cost increases once you start classes.

What will I learn in this Master’s in Christian School Education program?

The Master’s in Christian Education curriculum is designed to help students become effective teachers in religious school settings. Course topics include a comprehensive curriculum that covers education with a Christian worldview, curriculum design, instructional design, school administration, and more. With a mix of teaching and administrative topics, students can learn how to be leaders in Christian education who can make an impact in the classroom and craft programs and curricula that benefit religious learners.

What Makes IWU Different?

Education Pioneer

IWU has provided on-campus education for more than 100 years.

Rooted in Christ

Faith-integrated curriculum and a commitment to changing the world.

Superior Support

Center for Student Success for counseling, tutoring, and more!

Tuition & Aid

36 Credit Hours


$480/ Credit Hour

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

Financial AidTuition Info

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
What you will study in this MS in Christian School Education program

The curriculum for this Master’s in Christian Education covers how to:

  • Understand the fundamentals of teaching in Christian schools, including faith integration
  • Learn age-appropriate best practices for providing curriculum, assessment, and instruction
  • Utilize the latest tools, resources, and best practices for executing school administration functions
  • Integrate your Christian beliefs and biblical worldviews into your professional goals and decision-making

After Graduation
Potential Careers

  • Administrator
  • Teacher
  • Teacher
  • U.S. and Global Opportunities!

Work in Various Industries

  • Industry

Program Requirements
  • 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.
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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

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