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Calvary University’s Graduate School offers two graduate degrees:

Click on the links to see degree overviews and planners below.

Master of Science in Organization Development – 44 Credit Hours

The M.S. in Organization Development is designed for both pastors and professionals who seek the desire to develop administrative and management skills necessary for effective leadership. While pastors may receive adequate theological training, they are often unprepared for the administrative responsibilities of managing a small organization such as a church. Those involved in independent business also find themselves responsible for managing calendars, committees, volunteers, and budgets. This program will enable leaders to improve their organization by thinking like a consultant.

The Organization Degree program offers flexible course schedules in order to accommodate busy professionals. Classes are available in evening or modular formats, allowing students to balance life, work, ministry, and education.

Program Overview

This graduate course of study prepares the student to collaborate with organizational leaders to strategize a system-wide application of knowledge to the planned development and reinforcement of organizational strategies, structures, and processes for improving an organization’s effectiveness according to a biblical worldview. Viewing the organization as a complex system of systems each having distinctive attributes and degrees of alignment, Organization Development intervenes in these systems with inclusive methodologies and approaches to strategic planning, organization design, leadership development, change management, performance management, coaching, diversity, and work/life balance.

    Program Objectives
    • The student will exemplify and translate the mission of Calvary University into an active practice of biblical truth, professionalism, and a commitment to leadership development in all work and ministry opportunities.
    • The student will effectively assess, problem solve, and implement solutions using critical thought and synthesis from a biblical and historical perspective.
    • The student will identify, explain, distinguish, and respond to organization issues from a biblical perspective within a variety of contexts in the church and in the workplace.
    • The student will recognize, vindicate, and effect necessary change from a biblical perspective and with professional skill to improve the effectiveness of teams and organizations.
    • The student will describe distinctions of biblical leadership from other systems and continually develop and implement leadership plans that reflect those differences.

      Master of Science in Education (MSEd) – 36 Credit Hours

      The Calvary University Graduate Education Program promotes professional development and advanced intellectual enrichment by preparing Christian teachers, educators, and school leaders to serve the church and the world, according to the biblical worldview.

      Graduate students will grow spiritually as they examine educational theories, engage in practical learning experiences, and learn to apply biblical truths to current educational trends and issues. Additionally, graduate students will be prepared to pursue future doctoral level studies.

      Areas of Concentration

      Calvary offers the MSEd degree with concentrations in Christian Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Administration and Leadership, and Elementary Education.

      The Christian Education concentration is designed for those who desire to serve in intermediate and advanced educational ministries, churches, missions, private Christian schools, and other areas of Christian leadership which do not require a state certificate of license to teach. This concentration provides a balance of graduate level Bible and Education classes and prepares students to serve and lead in contemporary intercultural settings.

      Students enrolled in the Elementary Education concentration have the option of completing additional Field and Clinical experiences designed to meet the requirements for a state certificate of license to teach.

      Program Objectives
      • The Graduate Education Department will train graduate students to apply biblical truth, excellence, intellectual honesty, objectivity, professionalism, and scholarship to life-long learning and ministry.
      • The Graduate Education Department will instruct graduate students to develop, integrate, and demonstrate critical thought, constructive discussion, and synthetic written communication in their personal and professional interactions with contemporary educational issues and trends.
      • The Graduate Education Department will equip graduate students with the understanding and ability to assess the role, significance, and general importance of school leadership in service to the church and to private, Christian, and public schools.
      • The Graduate Education Department will teach graduate students to discern, apply, and utilize current and advanced information about the existence, impact, and nature of the biblical, foundational, historical, and philosophical decision-making process in education.
      • The Graduate Education Department will inform graduate students about the challenges, expectations, and standards of the Professional Standards for Educational Leaders.
        Guidelines for Admission to the Program

          All students seeking admission to an M.S. Ed program must be admitted to Calvary according to the following requirements:

          • Request official admission status to the graduate school and to an M.S. Ed. Program.
          • Other special admissions requirements may include the following:
            • Demonstrate a minimum overall GPA of 2.5 for the last sixty (60) credit hours of academic work completed.
            • Possess a minimum overall GPA of 2.5 with no grade below a C or below passing on a state approved and administered content area exam.

          Applicants seeking admission to one of the following M.S. Ed. Programs must meet additional admission requirements.

          ➢ Master’s Degree in Education – Educational Administration & Leadership

          ➢ Master’s Degree in Education – Curriculum & Instruction

          Additional Requirements:

          • Previous experience in education, as verified by one of the following:
            • Two years of classroom teaching experience as the teacher of record,
            • A current teaching certificate,
            • An undergraduate degree in education.

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