Graduate School of Education

The Graduate School of Education serves over 350 adult professionals through non-degree seeking Professional Development tracks, Master of Education degrees and Doctor of Educational Leadership degrees. Many of the educational professionals participating in our programs are teachers, P-12 administrators, consultants, professors, and Postsecondary administrators. Adult learners are coming from all over the world to be a part of the ORU Graduate School of Education experience!

All of our programs are designed for the adult distance learner. The primary and favorite 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 discussion. A unique strength of the program is that the students contribute national and international perspectives.

In addition to the module format, some courses are offered Online and through projects and internships. Our unique distance learner centered format is fully accredited through the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).


Graduate Level  Degrees

The Graduate School of Education offers the following degrees:

The Master level degrees includes:

  • School Administration, both for public and private P-12 schools. These programs are aligned with the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) standards and prepare candidates for Building level leadership.
  • Curriculum Design and Instruction prepares candidates for curricular leadership and or to be a Master teacher.
  • Teaching with Licensure and Alternative Teaching, prepare those candidates for the classroom who's initial degree was not in Education.

The Doctoral program, an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership, includes:

  • P-12 Public school leadership; This program is aligned with the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) standards and prepare candidates for District level leadership and certification for Public School Superintendency.
  • P-12 private Christian school leadership; This program is aligned with the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) standards and prepare candidates for District level leadership and may lead to certification for Public School Superintendency.
  • Higher Education Administration prepares candidates for leadership roles in colleges and universities.

This information is also found in the complete ORU Catalog in addition to admission and other university requirements.

For more information on graduate programs, contact: 

Tim Woods, Representative
ORU Graduate School of Education
800.643.7976
918.495.6553
twoods@oru.edu