This 2-year 48-unit Master’s degree program equips men and women with a firm grounding in Islamic educational thought and cultivates practical skills for teaching in an Islamic school or non-profit environment.
The program features courses in Islamic studies, including Sirah (Prophetic biography), themes of the Qur’an, Islamic history, theology, jurisprudence, philosophy and mysticism. Additionally, students benefit from courses in Interreligious and intra-faith studies.
Five courses in the concentration of Religious Education are offered in an Administrator’s track and a Teacher’s track. Students in both tracks take three courses in common, and administrators take two additional courses tailored to their professional needs, while educators do likewise.
Proficiency in Arabic is not formally required for graduation, though students are encouraged to take Arabic as an elective.
The degree is achieved upon completion of a thesis paper or culminating integrative project.
Students in this program will enhance their pedagogical and administrative skills as prospective or early/mid-career educators and school administrators. This program also benefits:
- curriculum developers
- assessment specialists
- education non-profit personnel
- education consultants
Islamic Studies Interreligious & Intrafaith Studies Islamic Education Free Electives (in consultation with Academic Advisor)
Interreligious & Intrafaith Studies
Free Electives (in consultation with Academic Advisor)
Take four courses for credit at your own pace to earn a Certificate in Islamic Education. Later on, you can count these courses towards the 48 units required to earn the Master’s degree.
You can join in our graduate courses and study with our faculty as a form of Continuing Education. Auditors pay a reduced course fee to enroll, and do not receive transcript credit.