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EARN YOUR MASTER’S OF EDUCATION IN AS LITTLE AS 2 YEARS, DOCTORATE OF EDUCATION IN AS LITTLE AS 3 YEARS, OR AN ENDORSEMENT IN AS LITTLE AS 9 MONTHS

As a teacher, you know better than anyone else that the world is changing – and fast. Technology advances every year, curriculum demands change, and bilingual classrooms require knowledge of language acquisition. That’s why we’ve developed our education programs to help teachers like you grow and develop personally and professionally.

From our specialized M.Ed. in Technology, TESOL, Curriculum, or Leadership, to our Doctorate of Education to our three endorsement programs; we have the right courses to help you move forward in your Educational career.

But we know you can’t just quit your job and go back to school. That’s why we created a flexible, convenient program to help you finish a degree or obtain an endorsement.

Our unique one-class-at-a-time model will allow you to focus on one class at a time, then move immediately to the next subject to help you complete your degree as quickly as possible, without getting overwhelmed balancing multiple courses or figuring out your schedule.

We have 8 education programs to serve you:

  • MA – Educational Technology Concentration
  • MA – TESOL
  • MA – Curriculum & Instruction Concentration
  • MA – Educational Leadership
  • Educational Technology Endorsement
  • ESL Endorsement
  • Graduate Diploma – TESOL
  • Doctor in Education
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DESIGNED WITH THE ADULT LEARNER IN MIND

Increase your earning potential by adding specialized training to your teaching certificate

Find support for your mission to teach from a Christ-centered set of ethics

Earn an affordable degree from a respected Christian university

Flexible, convenient schedules for working adults

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At the start of your program, you’ll be matched up with a group of people like you so you can help each other learn. The 12-18 students in each class will be your classmates, colleagues, and future co-workers. When you’re having a tough week, they’ll help you stay motivated. If you have to miss a class, they have your back and will let you know what you missed.

Study Online

Want to study at a top online school in Michigan? Can't make it to campus every week? Not a problem! All of the courses you will need to take for this program are fully-online. Cornerstone University offers 24/7 support to all our online students. This means you will have full access to tutoring for all of your classes, anytime day or night giving you the ability to be successful in every course you take!

AFFORDABILITY

Earning a degree is one of the best personal investments someone can make. The experience and knowledge continues with you for a lifetime providing positive social, cultural, financial, and intellectual rewards. On average over 74% of our students receive financial assistance to help cover the cost of their education.

WHAT GRADUATES ARE SAYING

“Being able to do all of the classes online is great; and I love how I can apply what I have learned in class to my own teaching.”

– Kristi M. Stewart (MAED ’15)

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OUR PROGRAMS

EDUCATION


Master of Arts in Education: Curriculum and Instruction

EARN YOUR MASTERS OF EDUCATION IN AS LITTLE AS 24 MONTHS

Do you want to spend your career reading out of stuffy old-fashioned lesson books? Or do you want the freedom to create your own lesson plans and help shape the next generation? Traditional MA’s might teach you what you need to follow someone else’s curriculum, but it won’t give you the skills you need to bring your creativity into the classroom. That’s why we created a specialized M.Ed. to help you learn how to develop a curriculum of your own while you study to become a more advanced teacher. But we know you can’t just quit your job and go back to school. That’s why we created a flexible, convenient program to help you finish an M.Ed., even if you have a busy schedule. Our unique model will allow you to focus on one subject at a time, then move immediately to the next subject to help you complete your degree as quickly as possible, without worrying about balancing multiple courses or figuring out your class schedule. Our Curriculum & Instruction MA of Education Can Help You:
  • Develop the skills to express yourself in your classroom
  • Set yourself apart from other teaching candidates
  • Learn how to integrate current events to keep your students interested
  • Address your lesson plans to connect with multiple learning styles
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Master of Arts in Education: Educational Leadership

EARN YOUR MASTERS OF EDUCATION IN AS LITTLE AS 24 MONTHS

The world needs great teachers, but there’s a big difference between a great educator and a great leader. It takes a special set of skills to manage the legal and financial details of running a school, not to mention keeping your teachers and students on track. That’s why we created a specialized M.Ed for educators who want the opportunity to add a leadership role to their teaching career. You’ll discover how to motivate teachers, navigate the the regulations, develop successful extracurricular programs, and manage a school’s financial health. But we know you can’t just quit your job and go back to school, so we’ve created a flexible, convenient program to help busy working adults like you finally earn a Master’s degree. Our unique model lets you focus on one class at a time so you can fit your studies into your busy schedule, then move immediately to the next class to complete your degree and get a great promotion as soon as possible. Our Leadership-Focused Masters in Education Can Help You:
  • Set yourself apart from candidates with less focused M.Ed degrees
  • Develop leadership and management skills other teachers won’t have
  • Learn how to navigate the regulations and financial problems that challenge most young administrators
  • Find work as a school administrator, principal, or executive
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Master of Arts in Education: Educational Technology

EARN YOUR MASTERS OF EDUCATION IN AS LITTLE AS 24 MONTHS

As a teacher, you know better than anyone else that the world is changing – and fast. Technology gets more advanced every year, and while it can be a powerful tool for teaching, it’s hard for working teachers to keep up with increasingly plugged-in kids.

That’s why we created a specialized M.Ed. to help you learn how to incorporate the latest tech trends into your classroom, stay on top of the tools your kids are already using, and figure out how to use those tools to teach them more effectively.

But we know you can’t just quit your job and go back to school. That’s why we created a flexible, convenient program to help you finish an M.Ed.

Our unique one-class-at-a-time model will allow you to focus on one subject at a time, then move immediately to the next subject to help you complete your degree as quickly as possible, without getting overwhelmed balancing multiple courses or figuring out your schedule.

Our Technology-Focused MA of Education Can Help You:
  • Set yourself apart from other teaching candidates
  • Stay up to date on the technology that affects your students lives
  • Integrate cutting edge tech into your curriculum
  • And help prepare your students for the cutthroat pace of the working world
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Master of Arts in TESOL

EARN YOUR MASTERS OF TESOL DEGREE IN JUST 24 MONTHS

Teaching English can be almost as tricky as learning it. But between immigration and the internet, English is quickly becoming the “global language” that everyone on the planet needs to know. Whether you’re teaching English as a second language for your job, your ministry, or just as a passion, our M.A. focused on teaching English as a second language will help you reach your full potential as a teacher. And our unique, one-course-at-a-time format was designed to help working adults like you earn your Masters without having to leave your job or sacrifice your income. A TESOL-focused Masters Can Help You:
  • Qualify for teaching jobs that require ESL skills
  • Prepare you for teaching professionally overseas
  • Blend your God-given mission with your vocation
  • Discover the skills you need to make spreading English around the globe your career
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Doctor of Education: Organizational Leadership and Development

EARN YOUR DOCTOR OF ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP IN AS LITTLE AS 3 YEARS

There’s a big difference between being a good manager and being a great leader. Let us give you the skills you’ll need to succeed as a leader, whether your calling is in business, education, or service.

That’s why we created a specialized doctorate in Organizational Leadership and Development for professionals who have been called to go beyond the basics and become the kind of leader that can change a business or organization forever.

But we know you can’t just quit your job and go back to school. That’s why we created a flexible, convenient program to help you earn your Ed.D.

With just one course at a time online, and three on-campus intensives spread throughout the program, Cornerstone will help you complete your degree – and change your career – without having to leave your job and sacrifice your income to take your work to the next level.

Our Ed.D for Organizational Leadership Can Help You:
  • Set yourself apart from other candidates for management positions
  • Develop the leadership skills to guide your organization into the future
  • Discover how to help your team develop and flourish in their roles
  • Learn how to lead from an ethical, Christ-centered perspective
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Educational Technology Endorsement

EARN YOUR EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY ENDORSEMENT IN AS LITTLE AS 9 MONTHS

As a teacher, you know better than anyone else that the world is changing – and fast. Technology gets more advanced every year, and while it can be a powerful tool for teaching, it’s hard for working teachers to keep up with increasingly plugged-in kids.

That’s why we created a specialized curriculum to help teachers in Michigan learn how to incorporate the latest tech trends into their classrooms – and get credit for it!

But we know you can’t just quit your job and go back to school. That’s why we created a flexible, convenient program to help you earn your Educational Technology Endorsement even if you have a busy schedule.

Our unique one-class-at-a-time model will allow you to focus on one subject at a time, then move immediately to the next subject to help you complete your program as quickly as possible.

Our Educational Technology Endorsement Can Help You:
  • Set yourself apart from other teaching candidates
  • Stay up to date on the technology that affects your students lives
  • Integrate cutting edge tech into your curriculum
  • And help prepare your students for the cutthroat pace of the working world
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ESL Endorsement

EARN YOUR ESL ENDORSEMENT IN JUST 9 MONTHS

America is changing, and if you’re a working teacher, you need to get ready to change with it.

More students need ESL teachers than ever before, and that means more jobs are requiring it.

But we know you can’t just take a year off to go back to school, especially if you have a family to support. That’s why we created a simple, straightforward program to help working teachers get an ESL endorsement in their spare time.

With our unique approach to adult education, you’ll be ready for the ESL 086 exam in just 9 months.

An ESL Endorsement Can Help You:
  • Qualify for more teaching jobs in your area
  • Earn a higher salary to match your expertise
  • Teach English abroad as a career or on a mission
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Graduate Diploma in TESOL

EARN YOUR TESOL GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN JUST 10 MONTHS

Teaching English can be almost as tricky as learning it, but it’s still one of the most helpful services you can offer your community – and the world.

Between immigration and the internet, English is quickly becoming the “global language” that everyone on the planet needs to know.

Whether you’re teaching English as a second language for your church, your mission, or just as a passion, our accelerated TESOL classes can help you develop the skills you need to succeed.

And our unique approach to adult education lets you get a master’s-level TESOL diploma without leaving your job or sacrificing your income.

A TESOL Graduate Diploma Can Help You:
  • Teach English abroad as a career or a mission
  • Serve your local community by teaching English as a second language
  • Offer language-learning services or bilingual ministry to your congregation
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HUMAN SERVICES


Associate of Science in Human Services

EARN YOUR HUMAN SERVICES DEGREE IN AS LITTLE AS 28 MONTHS

Do you have a calling to help people, but feel like people don’t take you seriously because you don’t have a degree?

Service and ministry experience are great, but they’re not enough to get the job you want.

That’s why we created a flexible, convenient program to help working adults like you get a human services degree, built upon Christ-centered principles, without having to quit your job.

Our unique one course at a time format lets you focus on one class at a time so you have more time to study, then move immediately to the next class to complete your degree as fast as possible.

Our Associate’s of Human Services Can Help You Begin a Career As:
  • A case management aid
  • A social work assistant
  • A community outreach worker
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Bachelor of Science in Ministry Leadership

EARN YOUR BACHELOR’S IN MINISTRY LEADERSHIP IN AS LITTLE AS 22 MONTHS

You’ve been called to serve, but there’s a difference between sharing your faith and the practical, professional skills you need to lead a faith-based organization.

But you have responsibilities – and a family – and you can’t just quit your job. That’s why Cornerstone – a Christian university – created a program to help working adults earn the degree they need to make their calling a career.

Our unique model lets you focus on one class at a time so you can fit your studies into your spare time, then move immediately to the next class to complete your ministry degree as soon as possible.

Our Bachelor’s of Ministry Leadership Can Help You:
  • Lead student ministries
  • Answer your calling as an Associate Pastor
  • Become a faith-based nonprofit director
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Bachelor of Science in Psychology

EARN YOUR BACHELOR’S IN PSYCHOLOGY IN AS LITTLE AS 20 MONTHS

You’ve been called to help people, but without the right degree, it’s not easy to find a job that rewards your natural abilities.

Becoming a psychologist or social worker requires an advanced degree, and if you don’t have your bachelor’s, that can take a long time – especially if you’re working a job or raising a family!

That’s why we created a flexible, convenient program to help working adults like you get a Bachelor’s degree as fast as possible and move on to the next step.

Our unique model lets you focus on one class at a time, so you have more time to study and can move on immediately to the next class.

Our Bachelor’s of Psychology Can Help You:
  • Become a Community Service Manager
  • Gain meaningful experience as a psychiatric technician
  • And prepare for future graduate programs like a Masters of Social Work or Mental Health Counseling
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BUSINESS


Associate of Science in Accounting

EARN YOUR ASSOCIATE’S IN ACCOUNTING IN AS LITTLE AS 28 MONTHS

Good accounting is key to every successful business, but it can be hard to find financial experts you trust to operate with integrity.

An Associate’s degree from Cornerstone can teach you how to manage bookkeeping and accounting from an ethical, Christ-centered perspective, whether you’re looking to help someone else’s business or improve your own.

But we know you can’t just quit your job and go back to school. That’s why we created a flexible, convenient program to help working adults get an accounting degree in their spare time.

Our unique approach to adult education lets you focus on one class at a time so you have more time to study, then move immediately to the next class so you can meet the requirements sooner.

Our Associate Degree in Accounting Can Help You:
  • Become a bookkeeper for a small businesses
  • Get a job as an accounting clerk and work your way up the corporate ladder
  • Offer professional services as a Quickbooks expert in your spare time
  • Earn a better salary while you pursue your bachelor’s degree
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Associate of Science in Business Studies

EARN YOUR ASSOCIATE’S OF BUSINESS IN AS LITTLE AS 28 MONTHS

You’re smart, you work hard, but that’s not enough for the corporate world. You need to understand things like finance, communication skills, and marketing just to get your foot in the door.

But we know you can’t just quit your job and go back to school. That’s why we created a simple, straightforward program to help working adults like you get a business degree in their spare time.

Our unique linear learning model lets you focus on one class at a time so you have more time to study, then move immediately to the next class to complete your degree and get a great job as soon as possible.

Our Associate’s in Business Can Help You Find Great Jobs As:
  • An office manager
  • A human resources specialist
  • A real estate broker
  • Or an executive assistant
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Bachelor of Science in Accounting

EARN YOUR BACHELOR’S OF ACCOUNTING IN AS LITTLE AS 26 MONTHS

You’re smart, you work hard, but that’s not enough to build a successful career in accounting. Without a degree, you’ll always be stuck answering to the “professional” in the room (even if they’re younger and less experienced than you) But we know you can’t just quit your job and go back to school. That’s why we created a flexible, convenient program to help working adults get a Bachelor’s degree in their spare time. Our unique approach to adult education lets you focus on one class at a time so you have more time to study, then move immediately to the next class to complete your degree as fast as possible. Our Bachelor’s of Accounting Can Help You:
  • Get ready to ace the Certified Personal Accountant Exam
  • Earn the skills to manage a corporate accounting department
  • Start your own accounting service
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Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

EARN YOUR BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION IN AS LITTLE AS 18 MONTHS

You’re smart, you work hard, but that’s not enough to lead a team these days. Even if you’ve got the experience, and the seniority, your company may overlook you as a manager without having your bachelor's degree. But we know you can’t just quit your job and go back to school. That’s why we created a flexible, convenient program to help successful professionals like you finish their Bachelor’s - with a focus on management. Our unique linear learning model lets you focus on one class at a time so you can fit your studies into your spare time, then move immediately to the next class to complete your degree and get a great promotion as soon as possible. Our Bachelor’s of Management Can Help You Become:
  • An operations manager
  • A human resources manager
  • A sales manager
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Bachelor of Science in Management

EARN YOUR BACHELOR’S OF MANAGEMENT IN AS LITTLE AS 20 MONTHS

You’re smart, you work hard, but that’s not enough to lead a team these days. Even if you’ve got the experience, and the seniority, your company may overlook you as a manager without having your bachelor's degree. But we know you can’t just quit your job and go back to school. That’s why we created a flexible, convenient program to help successful professionals like you finish their Bachelor’s - with a focus on management. Our unique linear learning model lets you focus on one class at a time so you can fit your studies into your spare time, then move immediately to the next class to complete your degree and get a great promotion as soon as possible. Our Bachelor’s of Management Can Help You Become:
  • An operations manager
  • A human resources manager
  • A sales manager
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Master of Business Administration: Finance

EARN YOUR MBA WITH A FINANCE CONCENTRATION IN AS LITTLE AS 22 MONTHS

Hundreds of schools offer MBA programs, but will a generic business degree help you get the job you want? The finance industry is highly lucrative, but also highly specialized, and the top firms have their pick of top-quality applicants.

That’s why we created a specialized business degree to help you stand out from the crowd and prepare you for a financial leadership role. You’ll learn the skills you to excel in the financial industry and to become a business leader with a Christ-centered worldview.

But we know you can’t just quit your job and go back to school – that’s why we designed our unique one-class-at-a-time model to let you focus on one class at a time, fit your MBA into even the busiest schedule, then move immediately to the next class to complete your degree as fast as possible.

Our Finance MBA Can Help You:
  • Excel in the world of Corporate Finance
  • Start an exciting career in international banking
  • Become a financial consultant
  • Enter securities management
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Master of Business Administration: Global Business

EARN YOUR MBA WITH A GLOBAL BUSINESS FOCUS IN AS LITTLE AS 22 MONTHS

The world is changing – faster than ever – and no sector has been affected more than business.

From Chinese manufacturing to developing markets in Asia, Africa and Latin America, the biggest business trends of the 21st century require you to engage in the global market.

That’s why we created a specialized business degree to help you get a leg up over traditional MBA grads and prepare you to succeed in the globalized economy. You’ll learn the skills you need to become a global agent of change and become an international business leader with a Christ-centered worldview.

Plus, our unique model lets you focus on one class at a time so you can fit your studies into your busy schedule, then move immediately to the next class to complete your degree and begin a great new career as soon as possible.

Our Global Business MBA Can Help You:
  • Start a career in international banking
  • Become a consultant for other companies on doing business overseas
  • Specialize in international trade
  • Or manage a non-profit to help promote your values abroad
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Master of Business Administration: Health Care

EARN YOUR MBA WITH A HEALTH CARE CONCENTRATION IN AS LITTLE AS 22 MONTHS

Hundreds of schools offer MBA programs, but will a generic business degree help you break into health care administration?

America’s health care system is growing bigger every year – and more lucrative – and will only continue to grow as the Baby Boomers reach their golden years. But a traditional MBA won’t give you the specialized knowledge you need to navigate the insurance industry, HIPAA compliance, and the government’s constantly-changing healthcare programs.

That’s why we created a specialized business degree to help you get the skills you need to succeed in the healthcare industry. In addition to traditional business skills, you’ll learn advanced skills to become a leader in healthcare management from an ethical, Christ-centered worldview.

And our unique model will let you focus on one class at a time so you can fit your studies into your busy schedule, then move immediately to the next class to complete your degree and get a great job as soon as possible.

Our Health Care MBA Can Help You Start a Great Career in:
  • Hospital management
  • Health insurance administration
  • Healthcare information
  • Or long-term care management
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Master of Business Administration: Project Management

EARN YOUR MBA IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT IN AS LITTLE AS 22 MONTHS

Hundreds of schools offer MBA programs, but will a generic business degree give you the skills you need to be a successful project manager? Let’s face it - structuring, scheduling, and seeing a project through to completion is a specific skill, and being “smart” isn’t enough. Every business has struggled with inexperienced managers falling behind their roadmap, costing the company money, upsetting customers, and derailing other projects. That’s why we created a specialized business degree to help you stand out from the crowd and prepare you for successfully guiding projects from beginning to end, on time and on budget. You’ll learn the skills you need to plan projects, find and fix problems before they get out of control, and demonstrate your expertise to potential employers. But we know you can’t just quit your job and go back to school - that’s why we designed our unique one-class-at-a-time model to let you focus on one class at a time, fit your MBA into even the busiest schedule, then move immediately to the next class to complete your degree as fast as possible. Our Project Management MBA Can Help You:
  • Become a corporate project manager
  • Oversee software projects in a growing startup
  • Manage construction projects
  • Or help an existing business expand their offerings
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Master of Science in Management

EARN YOUR MASTER’S OF MANAGEMENT IN AS LITTLE AS 18 MONTHS

You’re smart, you work hard, but that’s not enough to lead a team these days. Even if you’ve got the experience, and the seniority, your company will never trust you as a manager without finishing your degree. But we know you can’t just quit your job and go back to school. That’s why we created a flexible, convenient program to help successful professionals like you build on their professional experience to get an Masters in management Our unique one-class-at-a-time model lets you focus on one class at a time so you can fit your studies into your busy schedule, then move immediately to the next class to complete your degree and get a great promotion as soon as possible. Our Master’s of Science in Management Can Help You:
  • Finally get the promotion you deserve
  • Make a lateral move to a management position at another company
  • Take your skills to a bigger – and better – company where you can make a real impact
  • Dramatically increase your salary by getting on the management track
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