Education, MS

The MS in Education prepares candidates to advance their professions as teachers, counselors, curriculum developers, administrators and leaders in a range of educational settings. 

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Program Intro

In CBU's MS in Education program, candidates develop expertise in their chosen concentration and leadership skills to be a person of influence and agent of change in the field of education and beyond. 

34 Units

*30-34 units

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1 Year

*1-2 years

$700 +fees Cost Per Unit

Based on current academic year. Subject to change.

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Why Earn Your MS in Education at CBU?

Learn theory and put it into practice

The MS in Education balances theory, practice and research — allowing students to understand the application of concepts in resolving real-world instructional challenges. Coursework integrates multiple disciplines, allowing students to identify and build on individual strengths.

Attend classes at night

The graduate education programs support student success while accommodating the needs of working professionals. Most classes are offered on weeknights, allowing students to continue working while in school. Courses integrate learning experiences that directly relate to students' professional goals, allowing them to apply learning in the workplace. 

Earn your master’s and your credential

Students pursuing a teaching credential at CBU have the added value of also working toward a master's degree in education.

Apply Christian perspective to courses

The graduate programs in education are enriched with a Christian perspective that honors every individual's right to learn. Graduates are valued for their ethical approach to the profession and for their commitment to the concept of quality education for all.

Graduate from an esteemed university

The Bonnie G. Metcalf School of Education enjoys an excellent reputation with school districts across the Inland Empire, and maintains strong relationships with district faculty, staff, and administrators. As a result, CBU educators are competitively positioned in the education marketplace.

What You'll Learn

Students graduating with an MS in Education will learn to:

Program Details

  • Special Education in Mild/Moderate Disabilities 
  • Special Education in Moderate/Severe Disabilities 
  • Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
  • Teaching 

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EDU 501: Leadership, Worldviews and Contemporary Issues

Students will evaluate a range of contemporary issues related to education from different leadership and worldview perspectives and develop a worldview and leadership philosophy.

EDU 534: International and Comparative Education

This course examines K-12 educational systems in the global society. Students will compare schooling in various societies and examine the history of their respective educational systems.

EDU 542: Models of Teaching and Learning

Students explore varied strategies of instruction from four families of teaching models: behavioral, social, personal, and information processing.

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Doreen Ferko, Ph.D.

Professor of Education
Program Lead Mild Moderate Service Needs Education Specialist Credential
Faculty Leadership Studies, PhD program and Leadership in Higher Education and Student Affairs MA program

Office Phone: 951-343-4238
Office Location: YCTR B235

Jeff McNair, Ph.D.

Professor of Education
Director, Moderate/Severe Education Specialist Program

Office Phone: 951-343-4489
Office Location: Eugene and Billie Yeager Center, Room B234

Keith Walters, Ed.D.

Assistant Dean for Educational Effectiveness, School of Education
Professor of Education

Office Phone: 951-343-4542
Office Location: YCTR B242

1. How long does the program take?
The length of the program varies, depending on course load and concentration. Please contact the graduate program advisor at the Metcalf School of Education or attend a Graduate Program Information Session for a program completion timeline.

2. Can I work full time while enrolled in the program?
Yes. Most students in the graduate program in education are working teachers, educators and professionals.

3. When do classes meet?
The graduate education programs at CBU are designed to accommodate the busy schedules of working adults. Most classes are offered Monday through Thursday evenings. 

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As you make decisions about graduate school, keep in mind the full social, spiritual and educational experience awaiting you at CBU. Here, you will be supported by professors, staff and fellow students who will help you discover your strengths and challenge you to do more than you ever thought you could. Let us equip you with the education, training and opportunities you'll need to start making a unique difference doing what you love.

Application Deadlines Fall Spring Summer
Priority May 15 November 1 March 1
Standard August 1 December 1 April 1

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Career Possibilities

Graduates of CBU's MS in Education can apply their field of study to a variety of education careers. 

  • Teacher
  • Faith-Based Educator
  • Director of Educational Technology
  • Specialist in Special Education

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