Frequently Asked Questions
Who should enroll?
This program is designed for persons who serve (or will serve) in various administrative or leadership roles in faith-based educational institutions.
Is the program accredited?
The program is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and 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. The program is now in the process of obtaining ACSI accreditation.
How long has this program been offered at CBU?
The program is in its 16th year with more than 130 students enrolled in or graduated from the first thirteen cohorts representing a full spectrum of Christian schools in Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois, Louisiana, Maine, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas and Utah, as well as Malawi, Africa; Sierra Leone, Africa; Xiamen, China; Subic Bay, Philippines; and Vienna, Austria.
Does CBU provide living accommodations for the summer courses?
Yes - inexpensive on-campus apartment accommodations are available for the summer, two-week session at $20/night on a per diem basis.
When is the best time to start?
New cohorts start each summer. Beginning semester classes for the summer 2017 cohort will be June 19th to 30th with classes meeting Monday through Friday [papers and projects due in August]. Space is limited so qualified, prospective students are encouraged to begin the application process immediately.
Are scholarships available?
Applicants working in Christian schools automatically qualify for a total program, 30% tuition scholarship. That is a five thousand dollar 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.