Professional Development – Online Graduate Degree Programs

We have gathered here some links and general information on professional development degree programs available online. If you know of another option, please send us the information at the link below, and we will check it out. To check out the schools/resources below, click on the names.

Overview of Degree Masters and Doctorates

Study Portal Online Courses (Canada)
This site has distance-learning education master’s degrees available in Canada, though some require some on-campus attendance.

Study Portal Online Courses (UK)
This site has distance-learning education master’s degrees available in the UK, though some require some on-campus attendance.

A Complete Guide to Continuing Education for Teachers (USA)
For US teachers this is a great site for learning about continuing education from weekend workshops and free online courses to full-fledged degree programs, get the inside scoop on continuing education from industry experts. Learn about federal, state and local requirements, and explore dozens of resources specifically for professional development.

Online Doctorate in Education Programs (USA)
This site lists the types of online Ed.D programs available, explains the difference between them, and what you can expect in an online program. It also lists the universities/colleges (by state) in the United States that offer these programs.

Schools

These schools are not included on the above links, but we know some of our teachers have taken classes with them. Let us know if you have a school to suggest for this listing.

Cairn University
Cairn University is located in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, in the US and offers the following online education-related graduate programs:

  • Master of Science in Education — 39 total credits:
    21 Core + 12 Electives + 6 Bible/Theology
  • MS in Educational Leadership & Administration — 39 credits, online courses range in length from 7 weeks to 14 weeks.
  • Educators working in Christian schools receive a 50% tuition discount.

Cairn’s European campus offers students the opportunity to earn Graduate degrees in Education in as little as three summers. Located on the campus of Black Forest Academy in Kandern, Germany, these programs offer week-long modular courses leading to an M.S. in Education. You can complete your Master’s with 2 summers in Germany and some online courses. Some SIL teachers have gone through this program.

Columbia International University
Online degree program in Master of Education (other programs also available that are not in education):

The Master of Education (Instruction and Learning) is designed to provide professional growth opportunities for educators from a biblical perspective. Students are prepared to assume leadership roles as teacher and/or instructional supervisor in various school settings. Students should consult with the M.Ed. program director in planning their degree program. This 30-credit-hour degree can take 2-4 years to complete. 

The Master of Education (Educational Administration) is designed to provide professional growth opportunities for educators in the field of school educational leadership from a biblical perspective. Students are prepared to assume leadership roles in various educational settings. Students should consult with the M.Ed. program director in planning their degree program. This 30-credit-hour degree can take 2-4 years to complete.