The M.S. in Education offers candidates the opportunity to expand their knowledge and skills in a diverse range of specialties representing dynamic areas in the field of education. Candidates supplement core courses with specialized coursework in their chosen area of interest. For most specializations below, candidates may use previously taken credential courses from our credential program to meet some of the degree requirements.


This specialization provides candidates the opportunity to supplement and enhance their teaching proficiency. Candidates concurrently working toward their credentials may apply relevant specialization courses toward this master's degree. 

International Education

The specialization in international education prepares students for the rewards, opportunities and experiences of teaching in a wide range of educational settings overseas. Building on the core curriculum of the Master of Science in Education, this specialization includes courses that explore intercultural and comparative education, the role and history of education overseas, as well as current topics in international education. 

The specialization also builds on CBU's faith-based mission to prepare educators with strong ethical standards who are dedicated to making the world a better place. Many of our graduates go on to teach impoverished and disadvantaged children in developing nations around the globe — transforming the lives and futures of the students they encounter. 

Through our relationship with NICS and other international educator recruiters as well as through CBU's popular International Service Projects (ISPs), we offer students the unique opportunity to fulfill one half of their required semester of student teaching overseas. Graduates emerge from the program with a solid — and often first-hand — understanding of what it takes to teach effectively in another country.

Instructional Computer Applications

This specialization focuses on the role of computers and computer-related technology and media in classroom instruction and curriculum development. Graduates with this specialization will be prepared to develop and implement curricula and programs that enhance the learning experience through the use of computers. Approved credential courses may be applied to this degree as electives.

Educational Technology

Candidates pursuing this specialization gain an advanced understanding of the increasingly important role of educational technology in the classroom as well as the administration of schools. Graduates come away prepared to establish, build, implement and direct educational technology programs at educational institutions.

Special Education

Candidates seeking the Education Specialist Credential in Mild/Moderate or Moderate/Severe Disabilities have the option of earning a Master of Science in Education as well as a Specialist credential. Those desiring a master's degree will complete core courses integrating theory and research. Students may pursue the Specialist credential without completing the master's degree.


Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) is for those who are interested in working with a multilingual, multicultural or international population at home or abroad. View the curriculum