Education, MS (Online)

The online 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

Candidates in CBU's online MS in Education program 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.

33 Units

*30-33 units

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12 Months to Completion

*with a full-time course load

$700 +fees Cost Per Unit

*Based on current academic year. Subject to change.

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Why Earn Your MS in Education (Online) at CBU?

Made for the Working Professional

Classes are offered on online to support the needs of students who continue working while in school. Instructional material is pre-recorded and does not require class attendance at a specified time. Courses integrate learning experiences that directly relate to students' professional goals, strengthen leadership skills and allow them to learn in the workplace.

Graduate From a Well-Respected University

The 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.

Learn From Expert Faculty

Candidates benefit from the individual attention and support of the outstanding faculty at the Metcalf School of Education. Instructors include veteran educators with in-depth experience teaching in a variety of educational settings worldwide.

Learn Flexibly Online, On Your Schedule

Program Details

  • Administrative Services Induction Concentration
  • Curriculum and Instruction Concentration
  • Early Childhood Studies Concentration
  • Educational Leadership Concentration
  • Special Education Concentration
  • Transitional Kindergarten Concentration

*Interested in a credential? Check out our on-campus teaching credential opportunities.

Consistent with the university student outcomes, upon completion of the Master of Science in Education degree, graduates will be able to:

  1. Evaluate a range of contemporary issues related to education from a variety of worldviews and perspectives.
  2. Develop and articulate a personal worldview.
  3. Develops and articulates a personal leadership philosophy.
  4. Analyze trends, issues, and research associated with education in general as well as within their specific specialization. 
  5. Examine principles of teaching that can be derived from psychological theories and research for both pedagogy and andragogy.
  6. Analyze educational systems in the global society using theories of teaching and learning.

EDU 522: Curriculum Theory and Development

This course is an overview of curriculum from the societal level to the classroom level and the experiences of the learner.

EDU 521: Theories of Learning and Teaching

Examination of principles of teaching that can be derived from psychological theories and research, including behavioral, cognitive, and social theories.

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.

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Christina Denis

Instructor of Early Childhood Studies

Office Phone: 951-343-3992
Office Location: Tyler Plaza

Cammy Purper, Ph.D.

Professor of Education
Director of Online Education for the School of Education
Coordinator of Bachelor's in Early Childhood Studies (Online)

Office Phone: 951-343-3935

Is financial aid available to help pay for online programs?
Our online degrees offer a reputable and more affordable option for earning your bachelor’s, master's or doctorate degree. When pursuing an online degree, students are freed from the financial obligations that accompany some traditional degrees, such as room accommodations, gas and parking. Additionally, CBU has partnered with select employers to provide their employees with the opportunity to improve their career through their educational goals and receive a 20% tuition scholarship. Learn more about tuition and financial aid.

Are CBU's online programs accredited? 
California Baptist University (CBU), which includes all programs offered online, is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). Many prospective students are uncertain about which college degrees employers or universities will accept. This regional accreditation by WSCUC means you can be confident that your CBU degree is recognized and respected by schools and companies across the country.

What resources do I need to complete my degree online?
To complete your online degree, you will need access to a computer, Wi-Fi and a word processor like Microsoft Word. These are necessary to access the student learning system and complete your assignments. Some programs may require different resources. Check with your enrollment counselor for specific expectations upon applying for your program, or you can view additional information here.

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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

Application Requirements

Career Possibilities

  • Teacher
  • Specialist in Education
  • Faith-Based Educator
  • Curriculum Developers
  • School Administrators
  • Leaders in a range of educational settings.

*Some career options may require further education.

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Next Steps

Join a growing group of accomplished alumni who earned their degree while balancing career and family goals. To begin your journey at California Baptist University and connect with your God-given calling, request more information or apply today!