This 100% online program is designed for educators who wish to expand their leadership abilities and are especially interested in Christian education in a global context, whether that means teaching in a globally diverse classroom in North America or engaging in education around the world. This program also features an emphasis on the integration of educational technology.
An emphasis of this program is on globalization and increasing multiculturalism in the classroom and, as such, participants can expect to leverage technology to participate in learning opportunities with instructors and colleagues around the world. Prairie students will have access to translation software to assist in their projects. All students must meet the English language requirements as listed in the Admissions section below.
Prairie’s mission is ‘To know Christ and make Him known.’ Participants in this program can expect to be empowered in their relationship with Christ and be connected with other Christians from around the world. This degree strives to bring the community felt at Prairie’s Three Hills campus to students around the world as they form unique communities with their fellow students and the instructors in their cohort.
Today’s Christian educators and leaders need skills and practical experience in navigating the changing political, social, cultural and technological influences in education. This program will prepare Christian educators and leaders to work within the changing environment of global education.
Any teacher who wishes to develop educational leadership skills in Biblical integration, instructional technology pedagogy, and global education perspectives.
Current or Future Administrators
Any teacher who intends to be a school administrator or is currently a school administrator who wishes to develop leadership skills from a biblical and global perspective.
Cohorts: New Cohorts will begin annually in January. Each cohort will be made up of 10-20 students and will proceed through the courses together.
*Additional start dates may be added based on enrollment
Online Courses: This program is fully online. Cohorts move together through the 12 7-week courses one at a time with short breaks between each course.
Capstone: Throughout the program students will work on a Capstone project that integrates what they are learning throughout their courses. Students will be asked to identify an issue in their educational environment and will develop a plan to address it.
Bible Literacy Component: Prairie is committed to having all graduates achieve a level of Biblical Literacy which equips them for future ministry. To this end, each student will need to complete a total of 9 Bible credits at a recognized post-secondary institution.*
These courses can be completed online at Prairie College at a discounted rate of 33% either prior to or during the student’s course of study.
For more details on policies see the Graduate Student Handbook.
Completing this requirement also ensures that students will qualify for the ACSI Principal Certification.
Students may meet this requirement through courses taken at another institution at the discretion of the Registrar’s office.
*BT 501 does not count towards this total
Graduates of the program will be able to:
Graduates of this program will meet the qualifications for the ACSI Principal Certification
*This degree is not in itself a teaching credential.
BT 501 Biblical Theology in Global Contexts
EL 541 Research Methodologies
EL 503 Fundamentals of Global Christian Education Leadership
EL 670 Capstone Project
EL 562 Globalization and Christian Educational Change in the 21st Century
EL 564 Trends and Issues in Multicultural Education
EL 650 Digital Leadership in Education
EL 641 Leader as Instructional Coach
EL 633 Integration of Biblical Principles in Education
EL 514 Education as Mission
EL 620 Education Leader as Organizational Steward
EL 611 Christian Philosophy of Education in the Global Context
The schedule for the 2023 cohort can be found here.
This degree will equip graduates to:
The basic requirements for admission to Prairie College graduate degree programs are as follows:
• The academic level International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) exam with an overall band score of 6.5, with no band scores less than 5.5.
• The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 90 on the internet based test with a minimum score of 21 points in each section.
• Cambridge C1 Advanced (Certificate in Advanced English) or Cambridge C2 Proficiency (Certificate of Proficiency in English) with a score of at least 180.
• Duolingo English Test with a minimum score of 110.
Any student enrolled in the Master of Leadership in Global Christian Education program, who has previously graduated from Prairie Bible Institute/Prairie College, will automatically receive a $1,000 scholarship per academic year.*
Alumni Referral Bursary:
Prairie alumni can refer students by filling out this form to receive the L.E. Maxwell Award. This award is only able to be awarded to new students in their first year of study.
Any student enrolled in the Master of Leadership in Global Christian Education program, who is currently employed by ACSI or working at an ACSI school, is eligible to receive a $1,000 scholarship per academic year.*
Any student enrolled in the Master of Leadership in Global Christian Education program, who is currently employed by TeachBeyond or working at a TeachBeyond school, is eligible to receive a $1,000 scholarship per academic year.*
RCE (Resourcing Christian Education International) Bursary:
Any student enrolled in the Master of Leadership in Global Christian Education program, who is currently employed by RCE or working at a RCE school, is eligible to receive a $1,000 scholarship per academic year.*
Church Matching Bursary:
Our Church Matching Bursary is available to all students who receive funds sent directly to Prairie from a Christian church (CRA Registered Charities only) and are to be used for paying the student’s tuition. This will automatically be matched by Prairie with a bursary amount up to $1,000 per school year.* No application is necessary. Please have the church administration contact our financial aid office at 403-443-3042 for more information.
School Matching Bursary:
Our School Matching Bursary is available to all students who receive funds sent directly to Prairie from a Christian school (CRA Registered Charities only) and are to be used for paying the student’s tuition. This will automatically be matched by Prairie with a bursary amount up to $1,000 per school year.* No application is necessary. Please have the school administration contact our financial aid office at 403-443-3042 for more information.
*Note: Each student may only receive up to $2,000 in scholarships per academic year from Prairie with the exception of the “International Student Needs-Based Bursary”. All scholarships and bursaries may only be used to pay tuition and may not be paid directly to a student.
Bursaries tied to a specific orgnization may not be combined.
Application Fee: $50
Cost/ course: $1,150
Program Fee: $100
Estimated cost/year: $7,000*
*Does not include textbook or technology costs
Applications for Fall 2023 (September start), Winter 2024 (January start) and Online Education (start anytime) are open.
Prairie welcomes applications from individuals all around the world! To begin the International Student Application please click the link below.
If you are applying for the Master of Leadership in Global Christian Education and need more information visit the program page.
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