Master's of Education
Master Degree Overview
Professionalism. Morality. Ethics. Compassion. Leadership. A great teacher or administrator does not just teach or manage, but helps students and faculty become better individuals. The Graduate School of Education at ORU is committed to providing the opportunity for individuals responding to the call of God to become "transformed professional Christian educators." Educational training from a Christian world view is the best way to achieve this important goal, and that is what you will receive in the ORU Graduate School of Education - the knowledge, skills, and inspiration base to help influence and transform lives. This program, designed around the theme "Transformed Educators", prepares professional Christian educators to go into every person's world with a passion for Christ while instilling strengths of ethical behavior, knowledge, and competence in their students who will, in turn, change society. An ORU Graduate School of Education degree provides the opportunity for individuals who hold Christian principles to gain advanced preparation for professional responsibilities in education throughout the world.
All of our programs are designed for the adult distance learner. The primary delivery system for the course offerings has become an intensive, but enjoyable 4-day module class format. These modules have extensive pre and post assignments, simulations and dynamic in-class discussions. A unique strength of the program is that the students contribute national and international perspectives.
Areas of Concentration
School Administration (Christian & Public)
The Christian school administration program is designed for the college graduate interested in serving as a principal or school administrator in an elementary, middle school or secondary setting on a Christian or private campus. Certification is an option for the Christian/private school concentration. A candidate can complete up to 80% of the program through online courses. The remainder is done in four-day modules on the ORU campus. Preparation for leadership in private, Christian schools provides an in-depth study of the philosophy affecting organization and administration of schools, and extensive practical training is provided through clinical experiences.
The public school administration program is designed for the college graduate interested in serving as a principal or school administrator in an elementary, middle school or secondary setting. The concentration in public schools prepares the student for Oklahoma State certification as an elementary, middle school or secondary school principal. A candidate can complete up to half of the program (18 hours) via e-correspondence or online courses. The remainder is done in four-day modules on the ORU campus.
Some of the School Administration (Christian & Public) Course Offerings
- Legal Issues in Education
- Finance in Education
- Evaluation of Administrators
- Issues in Education
- Organization & Administration Internship (Public and/or Christian School)
Curriculum and Instruction
The curriculum development program is designed for the educational professional seeking skills in the planning, design, implementation, and evaluation of curriculum materials for K-12 programs - Christian, private, or public. Students receive training in critical assessment of curricula, as well as skill in the development of new curricula to meet particular educational needs. A candidate can complete up to half of the program (18 hours) via online courses. The remainder is done in four-day modules on the ORU campus.
Some of the Curriculum and Instruction Course Offerings
- Curriculum Design & Instruction
- Issues in Education
- Educational Leadership, Supervision & Evaluation
- Internship (Curriculum)
ORU Distinguishing Features
Transformed Educators ". . . be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind . . ." Romans 12:2. The ORU College of Education is dedicated to producing "Transformed Educators." The school desires to develop and train future educators as teachers, principals, superintendents and other professional school personnel who have been transformed by the power of Jesus Christ and who demonstrate the character and dispositions of Christian values, ethics and moral integrity. The College of Education also desires to develop students as transformed professional educators who know and demonstrate the content, pedagogical and professional knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary to help all students learn and to be educational leaders.
Transforming Society, The Miracle Ahead, A Transformed Generation "Ye have not chosen me ... I have chosen you and ordained you that you should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain."- John 15:16. As a student in this program, you will be trained on how to become an education professional who will go into every person's world....into public, private, Christian and home schools as a transformed educator. Transformed educators will make such an impact that they will be catalysts for transforming society, which in turn will help transform the next generation.
Preparing Professional Christian Educators to go into Every Person's World
You will be trained, alongside of other Individuals who hold Christian principles, by participating in initial and advanced study that prepares you for professional public and private responsibilities in the field of education throughout the world.
Degree Plan for Curriculum Development
Degree Plan for Christian School Administration
Degree Plan for Public School Administration