The title of degrees issued by BSTU includes a religious modifier that immediately proceeds, or is included within, any of the following degrees to comply with the Florida Department of Education, Commission for Independent Education Section 1005.06 (1) (f): Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Master of Arts, Master of Science, Doctor of Philosophy, and Doctor of Education.
The Master of Education degree is designed to enhance the preparation and leadership of individuals within the education profession. The focus of the Master of Education is curriculum, instruction, and leadership. Once you have finished the core courses you will then be able to continue your education with a concentration of your choosing.
When you graduate from this program, you will be able to
- Promote and enhance the knowledge base and skills necessary for effective teaching, leadership, and professional development.
- Integrate theory with practice to enrich the quality of instruction and teaching and foster continuous improvement of the educational process.
- Develop skills for analyzing decision-making and action based on a thoughtful reflection on pertinent data and current research.
Area of Study
Education with a Concentration in one of the following
- Special Education
- Educational Leadership
Type of Degree
Master of Science
Length of Degree
2-3 years. Each course has a maximum timeframe of 15 weeks. You are granted 6 months to complete your Thesis.
Bachelor degree in education.
Estimated Cost of Degree
$7,000.00 Tuition costs (14 courses/$500.00 per course)
$50.00 Enrollment fee
$200.00 Graduation fee
$1,100.00 Estimated textbooks costs
$8,350.00 Estimated total for the program*
(*Please note that this is an estimated cost of your program, not the actual cost)
8 Core Courses – 32 hrs
5 Specialty Concentration Courses – 20 hrs
1 Thesis Course – 8 hrs
Total Semester Hours – 60
Several career fields this degree will prepare you for are:
The online curriculum offers an innovative approach to higher education. Enrollment is open and students may begin the program at any time. All courses are provided in online classrooms, with one-to-one faculty mentoring. Students also have free access to our comprehensive Study Tactics and Resources Center, with links to subject related websites, online libraries, articles and research assistance. Our online degree curriculum includes:
- EDU 520 – Educational Psychology
- EDU 530 – Theories of Development: Concepts and Applications
- EDU 540 – Human Diversity in Education
- EDU 560 – Foundations of Education
- EDU 570 – The Uses of Technology in Education
- EDU 580 – Philosophy of Education
- EDU 590 – Education Assessment
- RES 502 – Research Methods
- EDU 600 – Master’s Thesis
The above core courses are required for all students in the degree program. Upon successful completion of the core courses, students will select one of the specialty tracks: (Please Chose 5 courses of the specialty track)
Special Education Track
- EDU 533 – Learning Disabilities: Assessment and Intervention
- EDU 543 – Methods of Managing Pupils with Behavior Disorders
- EDU 553 – Foundations of Reading: Diagnosis and Remediation
- EDU 563 – Characteristics and Strategies for Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities
- EDU 573A – Methodology in Teaching Learning Disabilities Elementary Level
- EDU 573B – Methodology in Teaching Learning Disabilities Secondary Level
- EDU 583 – Methodology for Teaching Exceptional, Diverse and At-risk Students in the General Education
- EDU 593A – Methodology for Teaching Students with Mild Disabilities
- EDU 593B – Learning Disabilities – Neuropsychology
- EDU 593C – Learning Disabilities – Theory, Characteristics, and Issues
Educational Leadership Track
- EDU 524 – Foundations of Educational Leadership
- EDU 534 – School Finance and Management
- EDU 544 – Public Administration and School Law
- EDU 554 – Administration and Community Relations
- EDU 564 – Elementary School Administration and Supervision
- EDU 574 – Secondary Administration and Supervision
- EDU 525 – Clinical Assessment: Psychological Testing
- EDU 535 – Counseling, Learning, and Behavior Problems
- EDU 545 – Cross-Cultural Perspectives in Counseling Psychology
- EDU 555 – Counseling Skills in Education
- EDU 565 – Counseling Secondary School Students
- EDU 575 – Counseling in the 21st Century Schools
- EDU 585 – Crisis Counseling in Schools
- EDU 526 – Alternative Ed – Theory & Practice Dealing With Emotional & Behavioral Disorders
- EDU 536 – Psychological & Social Characteristics Of At Risk Students
- EDU 546 – Classroom Management Strategies For At Risk Students
- EDU 556 – Teaching Methods For At Risk Students
- EDU 576 – Assessment Issues & Practices With At Risk Students
- EDU 586 – Cognitive & Social Issues With At Risk Students
- EDU 596 – Curriculum Development For At Risk Students
TOTAL: 60 Semester Hours
Courses in this curriculum are to be taken in sequence as above.
TUITION: $500.00 per course. Students may register and pay for one course at a time.
* Note: Cost of tuition does not include cost of textbooks.
** There is also a one time $50.00 admission processing fee.
Course Completion Times: Students are permitted 15 weeks to complete an online course.This may be extended with the permission of the instructor.
All courses are 4 semester hours with the exception of the Thesis which is 8 semester hours.
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