Master of Education Educational Leadership


Cheryl The, Chair; Heather Archer Wilson, Michael England, Program Director and Certification Officer;

Staff: Michelle Quiej, Administrative Assistant

Adjunct: Donna Berkner, Raul Clarke, Paul Des Jardins, Randy Gillam, Kisha Norris, Marcel Sargeant

Aims of the Graduate Education Program

The Master of Education program at Southwestern Adventist University is designed to develop and deliver an education program that ensures the highest of teacher preparation and performance. Southwestern is a recognized contributor in the field of educational research and practice through effective teaching, quality research, and meaningful service. The University is committed to the advancement of teaching and learning in all educational environments, at all levels, and for all students, especially graduate Christian education within the Adventist system of values.

The specific aims of the MEd Program are as follows:

  1. To promote excellence in graduate education through teaching, research, and service.

  2. To prepare competent teachers, administrators, and other professional specialists for service in the field of education.

  3. To conduct research, disseminate new knowledge and develop applications of existing knowledge.

  4. To improve human cognitive, academic, physical, emotional, social development and performance.

Comprehensive Examination

Each MEd student is required to successfully pass a comprehension examination. Detailed information about the exam is provided by the Program Director. The exam must be taken during the last semester before anticipated graduation.

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