Education - Teaching


Masters Degree


Degree Details
  • Required Major Units
    30
  • Cost Per Unit
    $615
  • Estimated Major Cost
    $18k
  • Avg. Completion (Months)
    12
  • Accreditation
    WASC Accredited

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Master of Science in Education: Specialization in Teaching



Overview

CBU Online’s Master of Science in Education with a Specialization in Teaching degree program is designed to equip individuals with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions of leadership required for professional excellence as trainers, teachers, school counselors and school psychologists, early childhood specialists, administrators, and designers. This program will prepare candidates to excel in their career and calling by providing a purposeful balance between theories, research and practice.

The online Master of Science in Education with a Specialization in Teaching (MSET) degree program will prepare students to advance their proficiency as well as their professions as trainers, teachers, counselors, curriculum developers, administrators, designers and leaders in a range of educational settings and capacities. Students will have the opportunity to enhance their skills, knowledge and value, explore expanded career options, and work toward professional goals as effective educators with specialized expertise. Graduates will not only be prepared to advance professionally, but to contribute actively to the body of knowledge in the field of education.

The online Master of Science in Education with a Specialization in Teaching at CBU Online and Professional Studies offers curriculum that balances theory, practice and research — allowing students to understand the application of concepts in resolving real-world instructional challenges. Blending key areas of study in human growth and development, theories of learning, curriculum design, and research methods, coursework integrates multiple disciplines while allowing students to identify and build on individual strengths to achieve specific professional goals.

To become a teacher, one must complete a credential program that can be a pathway to a master’s degree.  A credential from California Baptist University requires at least 12 upper division units and student teaching.  By applying a majority of those units, students can complete the online Master of Science in Education with a Specialization in Teaching degree with approximately 18 more units*.

*An evaluation will be completed to determine the total number of units required to meet the MSET degree requirements.

Consistent with the University student outcomes, upon completion of the Master of Science in Education with a Specialization in Teaching degree, graduates will be able to:

  1. Effectively present information orally and in writing.
  2. Evaluate a range of contemporary issues related to education from different leadership and worldview perspectives and develop a worldview and leadership philosophy.
  3. Examine principles of teaching that can be derived from psychological theories and research for both pedagogy and andragogy.
  4. Examine multiple influences for curriculum development, and investigate procedures for organizing curriculum for effective learning.
  5. Apply educational research to the field of teaching.
  6. Develop a broad foundation upon which to analyze educational systems in the global society.
  7. Apply the knowledge and skills that build productive relationships in order to mobilize necessary resources.
  8. Apply effective principles to create and maintain an effective environment for student learning.
  9. Demonstrate knowledge of the laws and public policies regarding professional educators.
  10. Evaluate research and theory regarding foundation skills for developing as a professional educator.
  11. Examine the process of program development, evaluation, and improvement regarding student learning and best practice.
  12. Develop the necessary skills to plan instruction and design learning experiences for all students utilizing research tools and materials.

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Course Requirements

Core Requirements (15 units)

Leadership, Worldviews, and Contemporary Issues

Leadership, Worldviews, and Contemporary Issues

Students will evaluate a range of contemporary issues related to education from different leadership and worldview perspectives and develop a worldview and leadership philosophy. Students are equipped with a foundational understanding of worldviews and leadership so as to be informed catalysts for change in education environments. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Fall 2016
EDU501 BE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Simnjanovski, Riste
Fall 2016
EDU501 AE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Bowden, A. Greg
Fall 2017
EDU501 AE Session 1
09/05/2017
10/29/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Theories of Learning and Teaching

Theories of Learning and Teaching

Examination of principles of teaching that can be derived from psychological theories and research, including behavioral, cognitive, and social theories. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Fall 2016
EDU521 CE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Norwood, Kathryn
Fall 2016
EDU521 BE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Hovey, Mitchell R.
Fall 2016
EDU521 AE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Simnjanovski, Riste
Fall 2016
EDU521 DE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
EDU521 AE Session 2
03/06/2017
04/30/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
EDU521 AE Session 2
07/03/2017
08/27/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
EDU521 AE Session 2
10/30/2017
12/23/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
EDU521 AE Session 2
03/05/2018
04/29/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2018
EDU521 AE Session 2
07/02/2018
08/26/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Curriculum Theory and Development

Curriculum Theory and Development

This course is an overview of curriculum from the societal level to the classroom level and the experiences of the learner. Provides opportunity to explore development of the school curricula, K-12; to examine philosophical bases for curriculum development; and to investigate procedures for organizing the curriculum for effective learning. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Fall 2016
EDU522 AE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Hovey, Mitchell R.
Fall 2016
EDU522 BE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Bowden, A. Greg
Fall 2016
EDU522 CE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Cawthon, Sally E.
Spring 2017
EDU522 AE Session 1
01/09/2017
03/05/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
EDU522 AE Session 1
09/05/2017
10/29/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
EDU522 AE Session 1
01/08/2018
03/04/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Survey of Educational Research

Survey of Educational Research

An introduction to research methods in education. Provides opportunity to develop skill in interpreting research literature; to become acquainted with sources of research literature; to develop an understanding of the methodology of educational research; and to become a critical reader of research reports. An emphasis on the teacher as researcher will provide a basis for assignments. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Fall 2016
EDU525 BE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Norwood, Kathryn
Fall 2016
EDU525 AE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Norwood, Kathryn
Spring 2017
EDU525 BE Session 1
01/09/2017
03/05/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
EDU525 CE Session 1
01/09/2017
03/05/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
EDU525 AE Session 2
03/06/2017
04/30/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
EDU525 AE Session 2
07/03/2017
08/27/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
EDU525 AE Session 2
10/30/2017
12/23/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
EDU525 AE Session 2
03/05/2018
04/29/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2018
EDU525 AE Session 2
07/02/2018
08/26/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
International and Comparative Education

International and Comparative Education

This course examines K-12 educational systems in the global society. Students will compare schooling in various societies and examine the history of their respective educational systems and how the systems were organized to meet the political, social and economic agenda of the 21st century. By examining different approaches to common problems, students will have a broad foundation upon which they can analyze and evaluate different strategies for problem solving educational issues. Students will develop their personal worldview of international education based on a Judeo-Christian worldview. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Summer 2017
EDU534 BE Session 2
07/03/2017
08/27/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
EDU534 AE Session 2
07/03/2017
08/27/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2018
EDU534 AE Session 2
07/02/2018
08/26/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2018
EDU534 BE Session 2
07/02/2018
08/26/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff

Specialization Requirements (15 units)

Complete fifteen (15) units from the following:

Introduction to Educational Leadership

Introduction to Educational Leadership

This course equips students to lead from multiple theories and establish best practices in educational leadership and introduces students to the ethical, legal, fiscal and administrative knowledge and skills required for effective school leadership. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Spring 2017
EDL530 AE Session 1
01/09/2017
03/05/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
EDL530 AE Session 1
01/08/2018
03/04/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Elementary Curriculum and Instruction: Teaching Math and Science*

Elementary Curriculum and Instruction: Teaching Math and Science*

This course prepares future teachers to meet the California State requirements for the Multiple Subject Credential in math and science and to equip diverse students with knowledge and methodologies necessary for the successful integration and teaching of these subjects. This course consists of the study of current best practice techniques and curriculum development used in teaching mathematics and science in the public schools. Emphasis is placed on effective instructional methods and evaluation procedures. A minimum of 20 hours of observation and participation in math and science classrooms is required with the purpose of providing students with opportunities to apply methods learned in this course to public school settings. Prerequisite: Education Committee Acceptance.(3 units)


Courses will be available in a future semester.


Teaching Language Arts and Social Studies*

Teaching Language Arts and Social Studies*

This course prepares future teachers to meet the California state requirements for certification in language arts and social studies and to equip students with knowledge and skills necessary for the successful teaching of these subjects. It is a study of the scope, the organization, and the instructional procedures used to teach social studies and language arts. Students learn how to design and develop interdisciplinary units of study, how to write and assess instructional objectives, and how to organize and integrate social studies and language arts instruction for diverse learners in the public classroom. Twenty (20) hours of fieldwork is required. Prerequisite: Education Committee Acceptance. (3 units)


Courses will be available in a future semester.


Secondary Methods*

Secondary Methods*

This course examines various research-based instructional techniques, planning strategies, methods, and assessment practices for the secondary schools, both public and private. Twenty (20) hours of structured observation is required, equally divided between the middle school and high school classroom. This course will introduce the California TPA process. Prerequisite: Education Committee Acceptance. (3 units) ally fr9É¡


Courses will be available in a future semester.


Reading and Writing in the Content Areas*

Reading and Writing in the Content Areas*

Focusing on the attainment of skills as a teacher of literacy, this course requires students to demonstrate content reading and writing competencies, such as determining levels of reading achievement, applying readability formulas, evaluating textbooks, and developing strategies for vocabulary, critical thinking, and comprehension. Focus is placed on the preparation of lessons which integrate language arts standards with other content standards and provide for differentiated instruction for diverse students including English learners. Twenty (20) hours of fieldwork required. Prerequisite: Education Committee Acceptance. (3 units)


Courses will be available in a future semester.


Teaching Reading and Phonics*

Teaching Reading and Phonics*

This course consists of the study of current best theories and practices in the teaching of listening, speaking, reading and writing in the classroom. Cultural and linguistic differences will be examined as they pertain to literacy instruction and communication. Phonics skills for teaching and learning will be stressed. Students will be required to spend two hours per week at an approved elementary school site observing, participating and tutoring students in reading. Approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing for teacher preparation in comprehensive, balanced literacy instruction. Twenty (20) hours of fieldwork required. Prerequisite: Education Committee Acceptance. (3 units)


Courses will be available in a future semester.


Classroom Management and Discipline*

Classroom Management and Discipline*

This course explores the context and best practices of teacher ethics and classroom management. The course equips students to navigate the implicit and explicit ethical dilemmas inherent in the routine decisions teachers make every school day in a manner consistent with the profession?s code of ethics. The course also equips students with a variety of classroom management and discipline strategies and techniques to optimize the learning environment for all students. Ten hours of fieldwork is required. Prerequisite: Education Committee Acceptance. (3 units)


Courses will be available in a future semester.


Subject Area Specialization*

Subject Area Specialization*

Working almost exclusively in small groups or one-on-one with the instructor, students focus only on the strategies and methods designed specifically for their subject areas. In addition to the 20 hours of observation required, divided equally between middle school and high school, students in this course will interact with students who are English language learners and complete at least one California TPA. Prerequisite: Education Committee Acceptance. (3 units)


Courses will be available in a future semester.


The Exceptional Child

The Exceptional Child

The nature, determinants, adjustments, and problems of persons who have cognitive gifts and talents, cognitive delays, physical disabilities, learning disabilities, and who have emotional or behavior disorders will be studied in conjunction with appropriate educational interventions in the mainstream classroom and other settings. The course will acquaint students with (a) characteristics and needs of children with disabilities that affect learning, (b) methods of assessing disabilities, (c) components of the Individual Education Program (IEP), (d) instructional strategies and materials including those appropriate for English language learners, (e) positive behavior support, (f) special needs of families of learners with disabilities, (g) agencies and professional supporting learners with disabilities, and (h) legislation, including Public Law 94-142, IDEA (Part B and Part H), the American Disabilities Act (ADA), and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 ("Section 504"), as well as subsequent amendments relevant to special education. Ten hours of fieldwork is required. Approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing to meet requirements for the credential. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Fall 2016
EDU541 BG Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Crist, Mary F.
Spring 2017
EDU541 AG Session 1
01/09/2017
03/05/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
EDU541 CG Session 1
01/09/2017
03/05/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
EDU541 BG Session 2
03/06/2017
04/30/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
EDU541 AE Session 2
07/03/2017
08/27/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
EDU541 BG Session 2
10/30/2017
12/23/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2018
EDU541 BG Session 2
07/02/2018
08/26/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Educational Computing

Educational Computing

A study of a variety of applications of computers within the curriculum to improve learning and educational opportunitites. Includes software evaluation, selection, and use of various computer-based applications. Required as a prerequisite for all Education Technology Courses. This course is a prerequisite for all credential candidates. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Fall 2016
ETC505 AG Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Shields, Robert Corwin
Fall 2016
ETC505 BG Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Davis, Torria Denise
Spring 2017
ETC505 AG Session 2
03/06/2017
04/30/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
ETC505 AG Session 2
07/03/2017
08/27/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Induction and Reflective Coaching for Teaching

Induction and Reflective Coaching for Teaching

Candidates complete supervised field study of first year of approved Teaching Induction Program, practicum and directed teaching with students. They complete advanced field-based experiences of research, and application of learning/teaching principles with students in an approved classroom setting as well as supervised teaching experiences are assigned as appropriate. Evidence of satisfactory completion of first year induction program requirements is required to pass this course. Pass/Fail. Prerequisite: Enrollment in Commission approved teacher induction program.


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Fall 2016
GRS510 AE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Hovey, Mitchell R.
Fall 2016
GRS510 BE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Hovey, Mitchell R.
Spring 2017
GRS510 AE Session 1
01/09/2017
03/05/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
GRS510 BE Session 2
03/06/2017
04/30/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
GRS510 AE Session 1
05/08/2017
07/02/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
GRS510 BE Session 2
07/03/2017
08/27/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
GRS510 AE Session 1
09/05/2017
10/29/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
GRS510 BE Session 2
10/30/2017
12/23/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
GRS510 AE Session 1
01/08/2018
03/04/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
GRS510 BE Session 2
03/05/2018
04/29/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2018
GRS510 AE Session 1
05/07/2018
07/01/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2018
GRS510 BE Session 2
07/02/2018
08/26/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
*Courses are offered at CBU main campus in Riverside, CA - see an enrollment advisor for details.

Faculty

Cammy Purper

Cammy Purper, Ph.D.

Program Director

Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Studies / Chair, Education / Director of M.S. in Education

Office Phone: (951) 343-3935
Email: cpurper@calbaptist.edu
Department: Education
A. Bowden

A. Greg Bowden, Ed.D.

Associate Professor of Education / Director of Masters in Organizational Leadership

Office Phone: (951) 343-5560
Email: abowden@calbaptist.edu
Department: Education
Mary Crist

Mary Crist, Ed.D.

Professor of Education

Office Phone: (951) 343-3931
Email: mcrist@calbaptist.edu
Department: Education
Robert Crosby

Robert G Crosby, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Office Phone: (951) 343-3976
Email: rcrosby@calbaptist.edu
Department: Behavioral Sciences
Dirk Davis

Dirk Davis, Ed.D.

Associate Vice President for Academics / Professor of Education

Office Phone: (951) 343-3905
Email: ddavis@calbaptist.edu
Department: Education
Mitchell Hovey

Mitchell Hovey, Ed.D.

Professor of Education

Office Phone: (951) 343-3980
Email: mhovey@calbaptist.edu
Department: Education
Elizabeth Morris

Elizabeth A. Morris, Ph.D.

Professor of Education / Associate Dean for OPS Assessment and Accreditation

Office Phone: (951) 343-3923
Email: emorris@calbaptist.edu
Department: Education
Kathryn Norwood

Kathryn Norwood, Ed.D.

Dean of Assessment and Accreditation

Office Phone: (951) 343-2190
Email: knorwood@calbaptist.edu
Department: Education

Admission Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 for unconditional admission; 2.5 GPA for conditional admission consideration
  • Official sealed transcripts
  • 2 recommendations - Recommendation Form
  • 500 word essay covering these areas:

    • Purpose for entering the program
    • Long term professional goals
    • Reasons for choosing to study at California Baptist University

Step 1:

Apply Online

Step 1a:

Complete the financial aid application: FAFSA
CBU FAFSA School Code: 001125

Step 2:

Your personal admissions counselor will contact you to assist with enrollment, registration and financing your education*

Step 3:

Student will supply official transcripts to admissions counselor

Step 4:

Admissions counselor will meet with you to complete the registration process and provide an estimated financial aid award/education financing plan

Step 5:

Admissions counselor will introduce you to your Academic “One Stop Advisor” to complete your academic degree plan and assist you in navigating your academic career to graduation.





*Student may begin class once this step has been completed

This serves as an admissions process general guide, may vary based on transfer units, test scores, etc. See your admissions counselor for your personal enrollment plan.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Live your purpose. Follow your passion. CBU Online is dedicated to helping you achieve your goals. Earning your degree at CBU Online is a short term investment with long term dividends.

  • A cost effective education with financial aid options
  • Apply for aid by completing the FAFSA, work individually with caring staff to explore financing options to complete your education
  • Grants, Scholarships, Veteran’s Benefits, Employer Tuition Assistance, Student Loans and Financing Plans available for those who qualify
  • Yellow Ribbon Military Friendly School

Find and secure the resources you need to finance your educational investment. CBU Online works hard to provide an affordable and valuable education. We can help you identify, understand, and seek qualification for a variety of financing and financial aid options.

The first step is to fill-out the FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov

CBU’s FAFSA School Code: 001125

Click here for more Information about Financial Aid at CBU Online

Contact Us


Admissions

Phone: 951-343-3927
877-228-5657
Email: cbuonline@calbaptist.edu

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Phone: 951-343-3900
Email: cbuonline@calbaptist.edu

Financial Aid

Phone: 951-343-3914
Email: zsmith@calbaptist.edu

Student Accounts

Phone: 951-343-4371
Email: studentaccounts@calbaptist.edu

Disability Services

Phone: 951-343-2190
Email: dss@calbaptist.edu