Master of Education 2018-01-05T17:50:15+00:00

Master of Education

The Master of Education program is designed to mentor God-fearing leaders for fundamental Baptist churches and ministries of like faith in the West and throughout the world. Its purpose is to provide advanced professional preparation for the Christian school teacher, supervisor, or administrator.

The program is offered as an accredited 33-hour program, during one- and two-week modular periods in June of each year. A full-time student can complete the degree in as little as three years, including winter and summer terms.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the Master of Education, the successful student will:

  1. Obtain a theological, historical, and philosophical foundation for Christian education.
  2. Receive the body of professional knowledge necessary for Christian education.
  3. Administrate effective leadership within a Christian school.
  4. Understand the necessity of excellence and of further study in education.

Department Head

Dr. Craig Freed
Dr. Craig FreedMaster of Education
Dr. Craig Freed has held an extensive career in education. He holds two undergraduate degrees from the University of Missouri: a B.S. in Public Administration (1975) and a B.S. in Business Education (1985). His graduate studies include a M.A. in Educational Administration from the University of Iowa (1992) and a PH.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from Arizona State University (1997).


Program Rotation

Course # Name of Course Hours
ED 514 Philosophical Foundations 3
ED 520 History of American Education 3
ED 524 Curriculum Development 3
ED 540 Advanced Tests and Measurements 2
ED 554 Law and the Christian School 3
ED 594 Technology in Education 2
EN 520 Christian Thesis Writing 1
 HI 533 or HI 536 History of Fundamentalism or
History of Christianity 2
Approved Electives 14
Capstone Exam/Thesis 0


Student Spotlight

Andrea Pena

Andrea Pena

“I was thankful to attend IBCS for both my B.A. in Bible and Teacher Education degree (2014) and Master of Education degree (2016). The Master of Education program at International Baptist College Seminary helped me value Christian education. IBCS taught me the importance of holding the Bible as the center of my life, career, and even every subject that I teach. I also learned the importance of valuing every student and helping them reach their God-given potential. I have been able to apply the lessons I learned from this program to my English classrooms at Tri-City Christian Academy in Chandler, Arizona.”