Teaching and Learning, Master of Education Degree

Teaching and Learning, Master of Education Degree

Bob Jones University’s accredited Master of Education in Teaching and Learning will prepare you to be a more effective teacher and leader in Christian education through building solid foundations in relevant theories of education and having experiential learning opportunities.

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Aug. 30
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Why Earn a Master of Education in Teaching and Learning Degree?

Being an effective teacher is about constantly improving and adapting in the classroom. With BJU’s Master of Education Degree in Teaching and Learning, you can continue improving your skills and knowledge as you take the next step in your teaching career. This program is designed for current teachers and school administrators who want to continue their education without leaving their current school or ministry. That’s why this program offers the flexibility of online courses through BJU SCOPE.


Our Master of Education Degree in Teaching and Learning program prepares you to be a more effective teacher and a leader in any K-12 educational setting. 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.

Key Outcomes

Skills You'll Acquire:

As part of this program, you will develop a range of valuable skills employers seek.

  • Curriculum Development — Design and organize educational plans.
  • Instructional Design — Develop teaching methods for diverse learners.
  • Research — Interpret, critique, and apply current educational research. 
  • Instructional Leadership — Model and coach others in research-based teaching skills. 
  • Technology Integration — Effectively navigate rapidly changing technology tools in the 21st-century classroom.   
Careers You Can Pursue:
  • Instructional Coach
  • Lead Teacher
  • Curriculum Designer
  • Higher Education
Months to Complete

With our flexible learning paths, you can complete your degree in as little as 15 months.

Tuition Costs

Cost per credit: $450

50% discount for Christian school educators


Why Scope?

Central in every course
Tailored for your goals and schedule
Learning experiences designed for real-life relevance
Job-ready skills for your success
Cost-effective programs to achieve your outcomes
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  • Flexible schedule
  • All courses are online
  • Designed for the busy professional

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.

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A stackable credential is a small, stand-alone certificate that can be combined with other courses to build toward your master’s degree.

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Steps to Apply

1.   Review the admission requirements

Prerequisite: Our master’s degree programs require an earned bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
Note: International students or students with degrees from unaccredited institutions are considered on a case-by-case basis.

GPA: Our master’s degree programs require a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA:

  • 2.0 GPA for the Master of Divinity (MDiv) and Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling programs
  • 3.0 GPA for the Master of Public Health (MPH) programs
  • 2.5 GPA for all other master’s degree programs
  • Note: If your GPA is at least 2.4, we would encourage you to apply as some exceptions are granted 

2.   Start your application

To begin your online application, you will need to create a Bob Jones University account.

3.   Gather your required materials

You will need to upload the following items as part of your application:

Official Transcripts

If you are a new student, you must request an official transcript from the institution granting your undergraduate degree. Your transcript should be sent to the Office of Admission for graduate study approval before admission.

Office of Admission
Bob Jones University
1700 Wade Hampton Blvd
Greenville, SC 29614

If you are a BJU graduate, your BJU transcript will be reviewed as part of the approval process before admission.

Reference Requests

You will need to submit the names, email addresses, and mailing addresses of two references. Upon submission of your application, an email will be sent to each reference requesting they complete a brief online recommendation. References must be submitted for your application to be considered complete.

Reference 1: a church leader (pastor or pastoral staff, non-relative)
Reference 2: an academic recommendation from a school official if you have been enrolled within the past 12 months; if you have not been enrolled in the past 12 months, submit a general reference.

4.   Fill out your FAFSA 

If you are interested in Financial Aid, please complete your FAFSA information.

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Does this degree lead to a state credential or licensure?

No, but this program is recognized for both AACS and ACSI teacher certification. 

Are there any scholarships or discounts?

Yes, there is a 50% discount off the cost per credit hour for Christian school educators. 

How long does it take students to complete this degree?

While time in the program varies with each individual’s situation, typically the program can be finished in two years. 

Does this degree involve any in-person classes?

No, all courses are 100% online.

What is the program format?

Each course takes place over seven one-week modules. Once the class opens, students are given access to modules two weeks in advance.  

Do I have to be teaching while I complete my degree?

While students are not required to be in the classroom for most of the program, it is strongly recommended. However, candidates must be teaching in a K-12 classroom when taking the capstone action research course.

What requirements are necessary to enter the program?

Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree with a composite GPA of 2.50 to be considered for the program. Up to twelve credit hours may be transferred into the program.

Can I transfer credits into this program from other institutions?

With approval from the dean, up to twelve credit hours may be transferred into the program.

Do I have to take classes in a specific order?

Our program allows for a lot of flexibility in class sequence. However, candidates should consult with their program advisor when planning their schedule.


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What's the Value of a Master's Degree?

Greater Earnings Potential: On average, those with a master’s degree earn higher income than those with a bachelor’s degree.

Increased Job Stability: Those with a master’s degree have a higher chance of landing a professional role after graduation.

Stay in Demand: A master's degree can help you stay current in your field and relevant in the market. 

Stay Employed: A master's degree reduces the likelihood of experiencing unemployment when compared to those with just a bachelor’s degree.

Stay Ahead Financially: The future gains for those with a graduate degree outpace those with a bachelor’s degree.

Our Master's Degrees Come with a Guide: Our Pathway Partners can support your next steps towards a graduate degree. They help you see the path forward, monitor your progress, and help you know what to do next.

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Brian Carruthers
Dean, School of Education and Human Services
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