Master of Education in Instruction and Learning (M.Ed.)

Become a leader in instruction, design, and development. Our Master of Education in Instruction and Learning (M.Ed.) is designed to empower educational leaders who promote instruction in safe and productive learning environments in as few as 20 months.

Become a leader in instruction, design, and development. Our Master of Education in Instruction and Learning (M.Ed.) is designed to empower educational leaders who promote instruction in safe and productive learning environments in as few as 20 months.

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Our online degree programs are designed for busy working adults just like you – intentionally structured to allow you to balance work, life and other commitments. As a student of ACU Online, you are part of a vibrant, virtual, Christ-centered community.

About the Program

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ACU’s online Master of Education in Instruction and Learning program allows you to improve your craft and become a master teacher—capable of increasing learning for your students and your peers. It also equips you to handle the growing diversity of today’s classrooms. Combine data-driven decision making with a faith-based perspective to lead with purpose based upon the foundation of Christian vocation.

Program Structure

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The Conflict Resolution track is designed to prepare educators in the use of conflict resolution in their field, while the Learning with Emerging Technologies track is focused on professional development and the design of instruction using technology. The M.Ed. in Instruction and Learning is available only for cohort enrollment with independent school districts; it is not available for individual enrollment.

TRACKS

Learning with Emerging Technologies
Conflict Resolution

Required Hours

30 hours
20 months

Example Coursework

Reframing Learning
Managing Data
Learning Challenges
Continuous Improvement

Upcoming Start Dates

October 19, 2021
January 11, 2022

COMMON JOB TITLES

Master Teacher
Technology Coordinator
Mediator
Instructional Design Specialist
Curriculum Development
Professional Development Trainer

Meet the Program Director

Dr. Jason Morris, Master of Education in Higher Education (M.Ed.), Master of Education in Instruction and Learning

Dr. Jason Morris, Master of Education in Instruction and Learning

Dr. Jason Morris is the program director of the Master of Education in Higher Education where he trains master’s level students to be administrative leaders in higher education settings. He also serves ACU as the Dean of the Honors College on campus in Abilene. He is a two-time Fulbright grantee to Hungary. Morris is a co-author of the books, 21 Strategies for Starting College Strong, and The Best Scholarships for the Best Students. Dr. Morris received his degrees from Texas Tech, Abilene Christian University, and Pepperdine University.

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To be considered for admission, students must:

  • Complete the online program application accompanied by a non-refundable processing fee.
  • Submit official transcripts showing earned bachelor’s from a regionally accredited college or university or the equivalent.
  • Supply a current resume.
  • Submit a written purpose statement including philosophy of education.
  • Have access to an accredited K-12 environment.
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Abilene Christian University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Ga. 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of ACU.

Abilene Christian University enjoys a strong national reputation as one of the leading private Christian universities in the west and southwest, indicated by various ratings (such as U.S. News and World Report and other reports).