Program Overview

California Baptist University offers a Master of Science degree in Education with a Specialization in Educational Leadership (MSEL). The curriculum is 36 units: 15 units of core courses and 21 units of specialization requirements.

The curriculum at California Baptist is quite unique; students are also encouraged to grow personally, professionally, and spiritually. Additionally, the curriculum has a holistic approach; students develop strong moral character while developing a strong background in various topics of education. Christian perspectives are integrated into the coursework, which helps students develop a deeper understanding of how their values and faith relate to education; students will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to become leaders in education.

The MS in Education with a Specialization in Educational Leadership degree prepares students to further their skills and careers in various positions. Students will hone their current skills, which will enhance their professional development.

The degree can be completed in as little as 12 months if three full-time semesters in a year are taken. The classes are smaller, which allows students to have a higher degree of interaction among other colleagues and faculty. Students are also encouraged to build relationships with fellow colleagues, which also help develop team-building skills and interpersonal skills.

The MSEL curriculum integrates theory, practice, and research, which allow students to understand concepts from a holistic perspective. Important topics of human growth and development, learning theories, curriculum design, and research methods are also integrated into the curriculum, which exposes the student to a variety of educational topics.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree:

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

    Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Accredited


    • A Bachelor's Degree
    • Minimum GPA of 3.0 for unconditional admission and a minimum 2.5 GPA for conditional admission consideration

    School Overview

    California Baptist University, founded in 1950, stands on 130 plus acres in Riverside, California, and continues to promote a "Christ-centered educational experience" based on founding principles. By the 1980s, the school began conferring graduate students. Today, the private, not-for-profit four-year CBU offers undergraduate majors and concentrations, along with graduate programs.

    Students enrolling in degrees through CBU Online and Professional Studies will find necessary support mechanisms in place. Asynchronous assignments for online classes can be accessed 24/7 and professional faculty communicate with students in engaging environments delivered via platforms.


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