Educational Leaders * Biblical Worldview * Global Opportunities

Master of Education in Global School Leadership

Specific Program Objectives

Students completing the Master of Education in Global School Leadership will:


Strengthen their understanding for their specific calling and the importance of establishing a strong Biblical Worldview integration program by leading and impacting students and staff to become more Christ-like in thoughts, deeds, and actions that  advance God’s kingdom resulting in the fulfillment of the Great Commission.


Acquire the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to design, supervise, and lead their Christian school’s curriculum and instructional program through an in-depth analysis and learning the science behind student learning, use of instructional strategies and assessments (formative and summative), technology integration, and course design.


Strengthen their knowledge to lead different aspects of the Christian school (ie. governance, finance, operations) along with growing their ability to address challenges faced by Christian schools and how to develop relationships and collaborate with internal and external stakeholders for school success.


Broaden their understanding of successful Christian school theory and practice through meaningful experiential learning opportunities (learning by doing) under the leadership of an experienced and Godly mentor.


Develop plans to study and lead globally competent Christian schools around the world towards the creation of culturally appropriate teaching and diverse learning environments so all students can learn.

Degree Requirements

Core Courses (21 credit hours)

This course is designed to give aspiring Christian school leaders a comprehensive overview of what it takes to start and lead a Christian school in any nation. A focus will be placed on introducing theory and philosophically related practices to the roles and responsibilities of Christian school leaders. This course will also take a deep dive into the history and philosophical differences in Christian education.

Biblical Worldview integration is learning to see all of God’s creation and knowledge under the Lordship of Jesus Christ. This course will introduce effective strategies to develop and lead Biblical Worldview training and integration programs emphasizing the development of habits of thinking that are based on the truth and grounded in God’s word. When students recognize the connection between Biblical Worldview and an academic subject, genuine learning takes place and students gain a healthy perspective on life.

: A study of the essential elements of leading a curriculum and instructional program and creating an effective and a mission driven learning environment. Christian school leaders will develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to supervise and lead curriculum instructional programs of excellence; develop learner-centered school cultures; assess learning outcomes; and work with faculty to implement professional development activities designed to improve education.

This course is designed to examine the entire crisis management life cycle from prevention to preparedness to response, recovery, and mitigation. This course will address challenges faced by Christian school leaders when Christian schools face a crisis due to external factors outside the school’s control or strategic management failures. An appropriate comprehensive crisis management plan will be developed that is appropriate for the nation and culture in which the Christian school leader lives. The plan will identify tools and methods to identify a potential crisis, implement a response and mitigation strategies, manage the crisis response teams, and effectively communicate with stakeholders and public relation issues.

This course is designed to teach aspiring Christian school leaders the importance of leading and impacting students and staff to become more Christ like in thoughts, deeds, and actions. Christian school leaders are taught to focus on creating a spiritually nurturing Christ like culture. The importance of discipleship and mentoring experiences are highlighted and provided for students to assist them in developing Christian value and character. This course places an emphasis on training leaders about the importance of Christian schools making an impact on each student’s spiritual formation.

This course will focus and emphasize opportunities for Christian school leaders to integrate theory and practice in an actual Christian school setting under the guidance of an experienced Christian school leader who will serve as a mentor and coach. This internship provides aspiring Christian school leaders with meaningful leadership experiences in an actual Christian school setting.

Each aspiring Christian school leader will engage in a comprehensive portfolio presentation for his/her peers and faculty members.

Elective Courses (9 credit hours, choose 3)

This course is designed to assist Christian school leaders who need to deepen and broaden their understanding of what a genuine biblical worldview is and equip them to grow and present the view against other competing worldviews. The goal is to help the Christian school leader develop a biblical worldview with Jesus Christ at the center to advance His kingdom resulting in a more effective witness to others. In order to accomplish this, the class will focus on: the critical elements of Christian truth; learn about the historical opponents of truth and Christianity; and have the ability to present and defend a logical and biblical defense of Christianity and God’s word.

This course is designed to help Christian school leaders understand what a stakeholder is and how to build relationships and collaborate with different stakeholder groups. Effective communication and establishing partnerships are emphasized and strategies are taught to get parents involved in their child’s education. A focus will also be placed on establishing communication plans during challenging times. Students will learn how to develop a comprehensive communication plan to facilitate better communication working with different stakeholder groups. This course will also focus on the importance of Christian school advocacy at the local, state, national, and international level.

This course is designed to examine and compare key elements for being a successful school leader in different cultures. This course will provide Christian school leaders with an overview of the development of education systems on a global stage, including concepts and current trends. This class will explore how geographic, economic, social, political and cultural influences impact educational systems globally. Students will be encouraged to research and bring their own diverse and unique perspectives to the global education discussion.

An examination of different global educational systems of education in their differing cultural settings focusing on areas such as: administration, teaching and learning, curriculum development, instructional strategies, and educational opportunities. This course will focus on learning about different areas of education and the many challenges that arise and cut across different continental and global boundaries. An emphasis will be placed on how the different educational systems around the world connect and overlap (ie. spiritually, culturally, politically, technologically, economically). This course will conclude with learning about the various global educational opportunities that exist and how others have different spiritual and cultural backgrounds and how to influence them advancing the Kingdom of God.

This course will prepare Christian school leaders to progress in the acquisition of their knowledge, skills, and abilities to lead and ensure culturally responsive teaching and learning strategies are being effectively and intentionally implemented by teachers in the school’s learning environments. Christian school leaders will be prepared to help teachers create and maintain caring and respectful classroom learning environments. An emphasis will be placed on creating a classroom that provides a safe comfortable community of support; creating positive teacher-student, peer, and school-home relationships; developing clear classroom behavior expectations and instructional methods that enhance students’ motivation; and methods for working with individual students who experience serious behavior problems.

This course will prepare Christian school leaders to lead teachers in bolstering teaching proficiency through an in-depth analysis and science behind student learning, instructional strategies, assessments, technology and course design. This course will focus on the ability to create and lead engaging lessons and instructional practices by using research-based teaching strategies. Leaders will be taught the importance of creating opportunities for teachers to grow. A final emphasis will be placed on the ability to collect and analyze data to make decisions, design lessons, and use the appropriate instructional strategies to maximize student learning.

The goal of this course is to introduce basic concepts and approaches to conducting educational research providing an understanding of basic research methods while investigating current educational issues. This will allow each student to focus on their area of interest in conducting a research project from beginning to end. Students will learn the general methods of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies. A focus of this course will be to provide students different opportunities to identify research areas of interest.

Professional Training Seminars (one per term)

Degree Summary
Core Courses
21 Credit Hours
Elective Courses
9 Credit Hours
Professional Training Seminars
1 Per Term
30 Credit Hours