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Graduate Studies

The hallmarks of our Graduate Studies program is that it is totally online, delivered by highly academically qualified and experienced faculty, and presented from a distinctive Biblical worldview.

Presently, we offer the Master of Education in Educational Leadership (MEd).


The Educational Leadership program is designed to produce effective educational administrators who are equipped with the appropriate knowledge, skills, and dispositions to meet the challenges of their profession.

The list of required courses is shown below. All courses are three semester hours.
    EDL 510...............School Leadership
    EDL 520...............Instruction & Curriculum
    EDL 530...............Organizational Management
    EDL 540...............Communications
    EDL 550...............Educational Research
    EDL 600...............Personnel Supervision & Administration
    EDL 610...............School Finance
    EDL 620...............School Law
    EDL 630...............Technology for Educational Leaders
    EDL 640...............Applied Education Program Development, Assessment, & Evaluation
    EDL 680...............Practicum
    EDL 690...............Thesis
The program must be completed within six years of initial term of enrollment. Course offerings are such that one could complete all requirements over a two-year period.


To pursue this program, you must have a computer that can access the Internet and Java must be installed. A broadband Internet connection (DSL or cable) is highly recommended. The Blackboard Academic SuiteTM , a standards-based product suite that provides student-centered learning with anytime, anywhere access is the portal used to deliver instruction and communication between the professor and the student.


Affordability and available financial assistance are keys to making your enrollment in our graduate studies program a reality.

Chart of Fees (2013-2014)

Tuition - per credit hour $390
Technology fee - per course $50
Graduation fee $125

Students must register and pay their tuition in full at least five (5) business days prior to the beginning of the term.

Financial Assistance Students may consider the Stafford and PLUS loan programs as sources of financial assistance. Institutionally, the Lois Klein Scholarship is available to eligible students pursuing the MEd. Veterans and children of deceased or disabled veterans may also be eligible for educational benefits. Some employers offer tuition reimbursement programs to their employees as incentive to earn advanced degrees. Contact financial aid office for specific information and assistance.


New students can enter any fall, spring, or summer session. The application process and admission considerations are given below. All admission documentation must be received no later than one week prior to the start of classes.
  1. APPLY ONLINE. A non-refundable $50 application fee is required.
  2. Request college transcripts for all schools attended.
  3. Submit scores from an administration of the GRE taken within the past five (5) years.
  4. Present a 500-word essay on statement of faith and vocational pursuit.
  5. Provide three letters of recommendation-two attesting to your professional abilities and background and one from a pastoral source of your spiritual commitment.
  6. Document your educational experience.
Conditional and unconditional acceptance are possible. See Catalog for complete information.

Once accepted, it is expected that the student will maintain continuous enrollment until the completion of their program requirements; but students can interrupt their studies temporarily without re-enrolling. However, students who fail to matriculate within one year of the intended initial term of enrollment, whose enrollment was interrupted for a period of one year or more, who do not complete program requirements within six years of commencement, or who were released from the program for any reason are required to reapply.

Transfer students may transfer up to 6 graduate credit hours toward their program. All courses must have at least a grade of B and subject to approval.

Non-degree students who are college graduates may take a maximum of two courses for credit or audit for personal enrichment and other reasons.

Help Along the Way

Our mission is to assist you by answering all your questions. To talk with a Graduate School admissions counselor, go to Contact Information. Below is a list of topics that may help you in your consideration of our program.

  • Accreditation. Clearwater Christian College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and Master of Education degrees.
  • Certification. Graduates of our Master of Education program in Educational Leadership are eligible to apply for and receive Florida State Certification in Educational Leadership. Requirements vary from state-to-state.
  • Class size. It is the college's intent to limit the enrollment of each course to twenty (20) students.
  • Enrollment. New students are admitted for any term classes are offered--fall, spring, or summer.
  • Social and spiritual expectations. As a Christian organization, students should anticipate a worldview and expectations consistent with the teachings of the Bible. To clarify our position, an Honor Code with basis social, personal, and spiritual expectations are provided in the College catalog. Students are to abstain from actions and attitudes that demonstrate a lack of integrity including lying, stealing, and plagiarism; to be physically and mentally pure abstaining from immoral behavior including alcohol use, illegal drugs, fornication, adultery, pornography or homosexuality; and to be obedient and respectful of scriptural mandates, CCC rules, and local, state, and federal laws. In addition, the College places a high priority on personal spiritual development and the place of the local church in maturing believers.
  • Technology resources. Assistance with our learning management system, Blackboard, is provided through online tutorial and faculty assistance. The college's institutional technology department will establish an intranet and email account for each graduate student registered.
  • Library resources. The library's online research databases, journals and eBooks are available both on and off campus. The library's website and the CougarWeb are the access points for links to the catalog, research databases, eBooks and other helpful online resources. Off-campus database access instructions can also be found on the library's website.

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After having obtained my undergraduate degree from CCC, it made perfect sense to get my graduate degree from them as well. I knew I could expect the same traits I appreciated during my undergraduate years: a practical education from quality professors with an emphasis on the Christian perspective.

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