1. Who should enroll?
This program is designed for persons who serve (or will serve) in a wide variety of administrative or leadership roles in faith-based educational institutions.
2. Is the program accredited?
The university as a whole is accredited by the regional Western Association of Schools and Colleges and this program is offered by CBU's prestigious Metcalf School of Education. Students completing this graduate-level degree will meet the education requirements for the Association of Christian Schools International's (ACSI) Lifetime Professional Administrator's Credential.
3. Does CBU provide living accommodations for the summer courses?
Yes—inexpensive on-campus apartment accommodations are available for the summer, two-week session at $32/night on a per diem basis.
4. How long has this program been offered at CBU?
The program is in its 18th year with more than 170 students enrolled in or graduated from the first 16 cohorts representing a full spectrum of Christian schools in Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Maine, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Utah and Washington, as well as Malawi, Africa; Sierra Leone, Africa; Xiamen, China; Subic Bay, Philippines; Mandaluyong, Philippines; Jakarta, Indonesia; and Vienna, Austria.
5. When is the best time to start?
New cohorts start each summer. Beginning semester classes for the summer 2020 cohort will be June 20– July 2 with classes meeting Saturday, Monday-Friday, and Monday-Thursday [papers and projects due in August]. Space is limited so qualified, prospective students are encouraged to begin the application process immediately.
6. Are scholarships available?
Applicants working in Christian schools automatically qualify for a total program, 30% tuition scholarship. That is a $6,000 savings! It also makes our cost competitive with secular, state university costs, which means you do not have to go there just to save money. There are also possible and limited further scholarships based on need.