Ranked #10

of Most Affordable Small Colleges

for a Master’s in Education 2016


M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction

Piedmont International University’s MEd in Curriculum and Instruction program is taught totally online and was just ranked in the top 50 most affordable programs in the country. It approaches the field of education from a Christian perspective by integrating Biblical principles into its curriculum. This master of education program is designed for students who already have training in education or a related field. Students are expected to evaluate and design a curriculum that is biblically based while also developmentally appropriate and applicable to a diverse student body. Faculty instruction focuses on technology integration and assessment of research.

Objectives: Upon completion of the requirements, the graduate will be able to

  • Communicate a personal philosophy of education that integrates biblically-based truth in curriculum and instruction.
  • Demonstrate an advanced knowledge of strategies, issues, and trends associated with elementary and/or secondary curriculum and instruction.
  • Evaluate curricula for their worldview, biblical integration, and developmental appropriateness.
  • Lead in the design, implementation, and assessment of effective learning environments for a diverse student population.
  • Integrate technologies appropriate for personal productivity, instructional enhancement, and student development.
  • Critically evaluate and present educational topics to colleagues that reflect current research and contemporary trends.

Academic Requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree in education or other accepted field with a minimum GPA of 2.50
  • Ability to demonstrate success in the field of education for at least 3 years or equivalent
  • Competence to do practical and academic research to enhance their understanding of multiple educational processes
  • Satisfactory GRE score

Course Requirements:

Core Courses (12 hours)
EDU501 - Philosophy of Christian Education
EDU504 - Applied Educational Psychology
EDU507 - Foundations of Curriculum and Instruction
EDU512 - Academic Measurements and Assessments

Professional Courses (18 hours)
EDU511 - Curriculum Design
EDU521 - Instructional Practices for the Elem. Classroom OR Secondary Classroom
EDU681 - Thesis or Professional Portfolio
RES511 - Research: Writing and Communication
Select two of the following professional courses:

  • EDU531 - Education for At-Risk Students
  • EDU532 - Education for the Gifted and Talented
  • EDU541 - Research & Writing in the Content Area
  • EDU551 - Technology that Enhances Education

Electives (6 hours)
Select two of the following electives:

  • EDU612 - Contemporary Literacy Strategies
  • EDU621 - Special Topics in Education
  • EDU635 - Trends and Issues in Education
  • Other Approved Graduate Course

Total Hours = 36 hours