Online 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, Education and Teaching concentration is designed to empower teachers to further promote safe and productive instruction while improving their professional craft and leadership ability through their faith-based vocational calling.

Become a leader in instruction, design, and development. Our Master of Education in Instruction and Learning, Education and Teaching concentration is designed to empower teachers to further promote safe and productive instruction while improving their professional craft and leadership ability through their faith-based vocational calling.

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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. With degree pathways for current teachers, instructors wanting to become administrators, and those working in technology-enhanced learning environments, a degree from ACU Online enables you to become the teacher and administrator you dreamed of all within 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 become a master teacher—capable of increasing learning for your students and your peers. Combining data-driven decision making skills with a faith-based perspective to lead with purpose, this program equips you to handle the growing diversity of today’s classroom without minimizing your goals as an educator.

Program Structure

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This online degree prepares current or interested educators through three distinct concentrations geared at serving students through evidence-based practices, effective teaching, learning and leading techniques, and attainable goals for culturally diverse settings. Whether you have obtained a bachelor’s in education, have obtained a teaching certification, or completed a degree in an alternative field, the Master of Education in Instruction and Learning, Education and Teaching program has something for everyone.

Advanced Standing Available

If you are currently enrolled or have completed a Teacher Certification program in the last five years, you may be eligible to reduce the cost of your degree by qualifying for “Advanced Standing” to automatically gain up to 9 credit hours toward your M.Ed. – a savings of $6,450. Other financial aid may apply. Please speak with an admissions advisor to learn more.

Required Hours

30 hours
18-20 months

Example Coursework

Humans at Work: EI, Resiliency, and Vocational Formation
Applied Digital Skills for Classroom Teachers
Creating Effective Learning Environments
Assessing Today’s Learners

Upcoming Start Dates

January 9, 2024
March 5, 2024


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


Education and Teaching

Our country needs exciting new teachers with diverse educational backgrounds. With the Education and Teaching concentration, current teachers who have their bachelor’s degree in a field other than education and have obtained an alternative teaching certification will have the opportunity to utilize their unique perspectives to meet the demands of our school systems. This new concentration is a great stepping stone for those seeking to further develop their pedagogical and instructional practices and advance their career.




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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 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).