Master of Education
PIU offers a master’s degree in education with two concentrations. It is intended for individuals who desire to elevate their professional knowledge and application of theories and best practices that foster an effective learning environment. Concentrations are targeted to the classroom teacher (Curriculum & Instruction) and the educator who is, or desires to be, a school administrator (Educational Leadership).
The program is designed and delivered specifically from a biblical worldview perspective which reflects the PIU core values as described in the Statement of Faith. In following the mission statement of the Moore School of Education, the program seeks to “train and mentor individuals to be exemplary professional educators with a biblical worldview.”
While participants in the program are typically from a Christian school setting, educators from all environments are invited to apply. The program does not provide a state licensure option. It is important that each applicant verify the acceptance of the degree for professional credentials with their individual employer before beginning coursework.
Curriculum and Instruction Concentration
The Curriculum and Instruction concentration is designed for the elementary teacher, secondary teacher, or school administrator who desires to elevate his/her professional capacity to effectively design, implement, and assess curricular and instructional strategies in a variety of classroom settings.
Educational Leadership Concentration
The Educational Leadership concentration is designed for the educational professional that desires to be equipped for the various facets associated with school administration. This program includes requirements that are applicable to a variety of school settings; however, primary emphasis is upon Christian schools.