Master of Arts (MAED)
All students who enroll in the Master of Arts in Education online program will develop and improve their skills as a leader and educator within their desired or current professional context. Candidates will also bring valuable knowledge, skills, and life experiences that enhance and enrich their own learning, along with their cohort. It is expected that candidates grow spiritually and learn new ways to implement and express their God-given abilities in serving others.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The Master of Arts in Education online degree program is designed to provide a broad context for individuals desiring to serve in a leader-educator capacity and to represent a scholar practitioner focus. Individuals may be currently working in, or aspiring to work in, a venue that focuses on assisting others in their learning. The program is designed to develop foundational skills and help candidates in the application of ideas on learning and teaching or training in a variety of venues, both nationally and globally. Venues represented among program participants may be as diverse as K-12 teachers, missionaries, higher education faculty, corporate trainers, and researchers. Throughout the coursework, MAEd. candidates have multiple opportunities to explore the social, cultural, and philosophical trends that impact learning and the learning environment. The program has a strong research focus designed to help leaders link professional practice to research-based strategies and implementation within their teaching-learning context. Additionally, each course embeds servant leadership drawn from Galatians 5:22-23, providing a values-based approach to serving as a leader-educator. It is expected that all candidates will experience transformation in their personal, spiritual, and professional practice while receiving a quality graduate education.
Students now have the option to receive a Preliminary Administrative Services Credential (PASC). This credential, coupled with the MAEd Online, equips graduates to become administrators in schools and districts and to work in public and private educational organizations.
Students now have the option to receive a Preliminary Administrative Services Credential (PASC). This credential, coupled with the MAEd, equips graduates to become administrators in schools and districts and to work in public and private educational organizations.
- Completed Graduate Application
- Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university (official transcripts)
- Resume/Curriculum Vitae
- Personal Statement – Why are you pursuing a Master of Arts in Education at WJU? Please include your professional goals, and what attributes make you a good candidate for the program?
- Character Essay – Represents your thoughts and quality of work
- 2 Letters of Recommendation (at least 1 from a professional in your field)
- Interview, if requested by the admissions committee
Preliminary Administrative Services Credential (PASC)
This credential, coupled with the MAEd, equips graduates to become administrators in schools and districts and to work in public and private educational organizations. The program equips graduate students with the knowledge and skills they need to become both servant leaders and transformational leaders. The mentorship, academic preparation, and leadership development within this program provides credential candidates with knowledge, skills, and character needed to become effective transformational leaders within an educational context.
Leadership and Research Concentration
Program Courses (36 units)
- EDU504 | Instructional Leadership
- EDU520 | Developing and Implementing a Shared Vision
- EDU521 | Coaching, Mentoring, and Effective Team Building
- EDU522 | The Christian Leader
- EDU531 | Family and Community Engagement
- EDU532 | Management and Learning Environment
- EDU590 | Data Analysis in Education
- EDU606 | Ethics and Integrity
- EDU607 | External Context and Policy
- EDU690 | Leadership Roles in Education
- EDU697a | Thesis I
- EDU697b | Thesis II
To view all courses and course descriptions, please see our current Academic Catalog.
Q: At the end will there be a thesis required, or final project?
A: Candidates will complete a Thesis. The M.A.Ed. coursework and faculty purposely and sequentially prepares a candidate to complete his/her Thesis.
Q: How long will it take to complete?
A: With seven week hybrid-cohort classes (highest success-rate model), one-night-a-week, the entire program is complete in just 24 months.
Q: What is the cost of tuition?
A: The MAED cost is $550 per unit.
Q: Is there financial aid available?
A: Yes. Federal loans are available to qualified individuals who complete the FAFSA and are enrolled in a minimum of three units per semester.
Q: How many units am I required to take each semester?
A: Typically you will take 6 units. See Sample M.A.Ed. Schedule.
Q: How many units is each course?
A: Typically 3 units. See Sample M.A.Ed. Schedule.
Q: How long is each course?
A: Each course runs for seven weeks and meets one evening each week.
Q: How much homework will there be each week?
A: Courses are designed for 18 – 20 hours per week of work. Some students may work more quickly. Others may require additional time.
Q: Who do I contact if I need help during a course?
A: For most questions your first point of contact will be your instructor. For technical support questions, please contact IT Services at email@example.com.