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.

Locked-In Tuition

Locked-In Tuition.

Our Locked-In Tuition program guarantees you’ll pay the same price for your entire graduate degree.

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.

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The M.Ed. Instruction and Learning is available only for cohort enrollment with K-12 schools; it is not available for individual enrollment. This program does not lead to licensure.

Required Hours

30 hours
20 months

Example Coursework

Reframing Learning
Meeting the Learning Challenge
Managing Data to Improve Student Learning
Leading Evolving Digital Learning Systems

Upcoming Start Dates

May 2, 2023
June 27, 2023


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


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Education Leadership

Your knowledge of school governance, finance, legislation, leadership, and strategic planning will be improved by this online master’s program. The Education Leadership concentration will equip you with the skills needed to oversee instructors, create and execute curriculum standards, and enhance how your team supports students in achieving their academic objectives in a contemporary educational setting. Along with these techniques, you’ll learn how to better communicate with parents, the general public, and district administrators.



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Learning with Emerging Technologies

How fast and successfully does your school or district adopt and use new technology?  With the Learning with Emerging Technologies (LET) concentration, start planning and get a head start. All aspects of technology-enhanced learning environments are covered in these courses, including course design and development, problem-solving techniques, the assessment of emerging technology methods, the theory and structure of instructional design, adult motivation, and self-directed learning.

Meet the Program Director

Dr. Alline Sada, Master of Education in Instruction and Learning

Dr. Alline Sada joins the faculty as assistant dean of K-12 leadership and educator development. She is a passionate educator with a multidisciplinary background in strategic planning, design thinking and educational technology. Alline brings expertise from a broad range of projects, including talent development, school improvement, product development, business operations, and workshop planning and facilitation.She advocates the mindful use of technology as a tool for teaching and learning and has served as a thought leader promoting the inclusion of technology with Google, Apple, ASCD and others. Alline received her Doctor of Education with a concentration in Global Educational Leadership from Lamar 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).