Teaching and Learning, MEd
Current Christian school teachers and administrators receive a 50% tuition discount
Our master of education in teaching and learning program prepares you to be a more effective teacher and a leader in Christian education. You’ll build a solid foundation in the various theories of education and take a look at the history of the American system of education so you can understand where your teaching fits into the bigger picture.
The 33-credit program prepares you to be more effective in the classroom. You will design research-based instruction, present that instruction and assess student learning outcomes based on that instruction. You will also learn how to create effective lessons using 21st century technologies, examine and analyze current educational research, and apply original research to their teaching disciplines. All courses are taught by professors with many years of teaching experience in Christian and public schools.
In addition, you’ll explore hot topics in education, such as the changing structure and demographics of American families, child abuse, and bullying. You’ll learn about the Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC), and their standards in content knowledge, instructional practice and more.
You’ll learn how to construct effective tests and use normal probability curves and graphs to interpret the statistics of test results. And in many of the courses, you’ll discuss educational issues with knowledgeable faculty and interact with your peers from around the world. We have had candidates recently from South Korea, the Philippines, Guam, Puerto Rico, Uruguay and across the continental United States.
This program is designed to expand your skillset and extend your professional reach, but does not lead to state licensure. During your studies in this program, your faculty can advise you about pursuing licensure if that is one of your goals.
Courses (33 Credits)
- Ed 605: History & Philosophy of Education (3)
- Ed 615: Theories of Learning (3)
- Ed 625: Family, School & Community Relationships (3)
- Ed 632: Best Practices in Instructional Strategies (3)
- Ed 634: Providing Instruction for Exceptional Learning Needs (3)
- Ed 638: Curriculum Development & Design (3)
- Ed 661: Assessment of Learning (3)
- Ed 667: Technology in Education (3)
- Ed 690: Research in Education (3)
- Ed 695: Action Research Project (3)
(Choose 3 credits)
All of our courses are online and are designed for the busy professional. You will be able to listen to lectures, participate in discussions, complete practical projects, and take quizzes and tests at a time and place that works best for your schedule.
Each student will be able to
- Expand and refine teaching skills.
- Apply knowledge of curriculum and instruction in school settings.
- Use research to improve teaching effectiveness.
- Integrate technology to support instruction and student learning.
- Design or selectappropriate assessments.
I wanted to know that I was doing all I could to help my students reach their full potential, but how would that happen when I felt so behind in my training. There was no question in my mind when it came to choosing a school. My BJU experience as an undergrad student left me confident I would be receiving another excellent education. The online format made it possible for a busy working mom to fit everything into an already packed weekly schedule. My ever faithful God had given me just what I needed to see my desire fulfilled: supportive teachers, relevant courses, like-minded classmates, and the strength to persevere and see His hand every step of the way.
In 2017, I began to pursue my Master of Education in Teaching and Learning degree from the School of Education at BJU online. After teaching music for many years, I wanted to change my career path to elementary classroom education. As I got further into my studies, I began to realize that what at first was a means to an end for me had become so much more. I was surprised that an online degree program could feel so personal and interactive. I was able to actively collaborate with other students in my field from all parts of the world. I received hands-on training that I was able to put into practice right away in my classroom. My professors were engaging and encouraging, and they often interacted with me through class discussions or email, and even prayed for me. They also challenged me to think critically and delve deeply into current issues, always through the lens of my biblical worldview.
Once I began my studies at Bob Jones University, convenience gave way to a genuine interest and passion for teaching. When I first looked into graduate programs for teaching, Bob Jones University’s teaching and learning program immediately became my number one choice. I knew the school had a firm Biblical foundation and I also knew I needed to be able to fully complete the program online, at my own pace. This was important because I was a couple years out of college, teaching full time in a Christian elementary classroom.
Our faculty for the master’s program in teaching and learning all hold terminal degrees and teach in their fields of expertise.
These experienced professionals bring to the classroom their varied experience—including teaching on every level from kindergarten, elementary, middle school, high school and college; writing K-12 textbooks and research articles; and being assistant principals, principals and administrators in Christian education.
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