College of Education

We are committed to fostering your spiritual growth in Christ and providing exemplary academics so that, by His grace, God may use Calvary Chapel University as an instrument to fulfill His call upon your life. The College of Education offers unique programs of study to train educators with a distinctly Christian approach.


The College of Education at Calvary Chapel University exists to train up educators to serve and lead in all educational settings as well as a wide range of other arenas. The College accomplishes this by equipping students with knowledge, understanding, and skills in light of scriptural truth. Through equipping, in knowledge of the Bible, development of godly character, communicating and collaborating effectively, and thinking both critically and creatively, graduates are empowered to make an impact for Christ as they fulfill their calling as servants and leaders in Christian schools and other workplaces throughout our nation and the world.

Note: The institution does not offer any programs that lead to professional licensure. A graduate of programs offered at CCU is not eligible to sit for licensure exams within the United States.

Programs offered

(Click on Programs for more information)

Bachelor of Arts in Christian Education

Master of Arts in Christian Education

Education Doctorate in Educational

Associate of Arts Degree

(120 credits)
(36 credits) (60 credits) (60 credits)
Specializations Specializations   Specializations
Elementary Digital Instruction & Technology Specialization Biblical Studies
Secondary Educational Leadership Specialization Christian Education

Admission Requirements 

Individuals seeking admission to a Calvary Chapel University Education program must:

  • Fill out and submit the online application through the Populi system, 
  • Pay an application fee:
    • Undergraduate Program: $50,
    • Graduate Program: $100.
  • Request official transcripts for high school and all college or university coursework. Verification of high school completion or an equivalent must be verified by the Registrar through official transcripts prior to admissions, enrolling, and matriculation.
  • Overall grade point average requirements:
    • Undergraduate Program: GPA 2.0 minimum
    • Graduate Program: GPA 3.0 minimum
  • Complete Student Reference Requests.

The spiritual requirements for admission involve demonstrating a commitment to Christ and to the authority of Scripture and is evidenced by a lifestyle of consistent Christian character and the utilization of spiritual gifts for the building up of the Body of Christ.

Notification of Admission

Once the Admissions Office receives a completed application, confer official transcripts of earned credits or an earned 4-year undergraduate degree (verified by the Registrar), references and fees, the Admissions Committee will make a decision regarding acceptance.  Applicants can expect to receive notification within one week of the application being complete.  Once an admission decision is made, applicants will receive information on registration, finances, and new student orientation. Upon acceptance at CCU, students must complete an Enrollment Agreement prior to course registration.

Competency Assessment 

Applicant’s skills and competencies to succeed in a distance education environment are assessed prior to acceptance via official transcripts, the online application, and required admission materials including a personal testimony to determine spiritual readiness. 

Technology Requirements

  • 2.0 GHz processor or higher
  • 4 GB RAM
  • High Speed Internet
  • Speakers/Headphones
  • Microphone (external or built-in)
  • Webcam (internal or external)


  • Zoom
  • Google Suite of applications
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader (available free from the Adobe website)

Online Instructional Methods

Courses are disseminated 100% online through The Bachelor of Arts in Christian Education program will use instructional methods such as, but not limited to, video lectures, reading and writing assignments, discussion boards, quizzes, and tests. 

Online Grading Practices 

Final tests or examinations are course specific and assessed with a rubric. Passing grades are determined by each instructor and stated in the course syllabus. Within 48 hours of submitting assignments, work is evaluated, and a grade is posted in the online course grade book. Students have access to view their personal grades at any time. There is no mailing of institutional responses or evaluations of students’ work. All grading and communication with students is conducted within Populi, the online operating system. 

Graduation Requirements

CCU awards an academic diploma to students who are in good standing upon the satisfactory completion of all degree requirements, as listed in the University Catalog for the year during which the student first enrolled. 

To be eligible for a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Education diploma, a student must:

  • Complete the approved program consisting of 120 credits,
  • Complete a minimum of 30 credits through Calvary Chapel University (CCU), 
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00, and
  • Meet all University financial obligations.

To be eligible for a Master of Arts in Christian Education diploma, a student must:

  • Complete the approved program consisting of 36 credits,
  • Complete a minimum of 24 credits through Calvary Chapel University (CCU),
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00,
  • Degree must be completed within 7 years, and
  • Meet all University financial obligations.

Note: No grade below a C- will be applied toward a degree program at Calvary Chapel University. Please submit a Graduation Application to the Registrar’s Office at the beginning of the final semester. In order for you to receive your diploma all financial obligations must be met.

Occupation Opportunities 

CCU equips students for work in the ministry and educational field.  Therefore, education related jobs such as, but not limited, to Christian education administrators and teachers are the professional aim of most CCU students.  The Standard Occupational Code (SOC) for Educators is 25-000.00 with subcategories for various levels of teachers and administrators.  The SOC code identifies employment positions related to educators as: Teach academic and social skills to students at the elementary school level, Teach one or more subjects to students at the middle, intermediate, or junior high school level, with the exception of Special Education. Tasks and activities for individuals pursuing this line of work include prepping, teaching, evaluating, and leading others through spiritual and moral guidance in your field of expertise. 

Teacher Tasks

  • Establishing and enforcing rules of behavior for students in the classroom
  • Preparing lessons, units, and projects to complete learning objectives
  • Establishing and communicating clear objectives for lessons, units and projects
  • Adapting teaching methods and materials to meet the interests and learning styles of students
  • Encouraging students to explore learning opportunities and career paths
  • Creating, assigning, and grading various assessments for students, including tests, quizzes, essays, and projects
  • Working with students one-on-one when they need extra help or attention


Administrator Tasks

  • Ensuring that academic policies and curriculum are followed 
  • Developing and tracking benchmarks for measuring institutional success
  • Helping teachers maximize their teaching potential
  • Meeting and listening to concerns of students on a regular basis
  • Encouraging, guiding, and assisting student leaders and teachers 
  • Meeting with parents and administrators on a regular basis for problem resolution
  • Enforcing discipline when necessary
  • Providing an atmosphere free of any bias in which students can achieve their maximum potential