Schreiner University is a privately operated university of the liberal arts that is located in Kerrville, Texas. Schreiner University offers online hybrid graduate programs in the field of Education. Students can earn their Master of Education with options for Principal Certification and Teacher Certification.
The master’s degree program options are split into three blocks. Each of these blocks span 12 credits and address different aspects of the Education. Block A is focused in Instructional Leadership and prepares teaching students in the general skills necessary for teaching applications while versing them in peripheral knowledge suited for some administrative tasks.
Block B focuses in Curriculum & Instruction Leadership. This is more suited to pure administrative positions within an educational organization as students learn about organizing, formatting, and designing education programs and courses for the instruction of future students. Block C is Organizational Leadership and focuses on the structural aspects of organization, staffing, quality maintenance, finance, management, etc. This allows students to handle the physical aspects of education organizations and functions much like business education.
What is meant by hybrid is that students learn in a combination of face-to-face meetings, online study, and online coursework. This means that 100% distance learning is not currently possible, although distance learners within the state of Texas may be able to take advantage of this by taking brief residency to complete their studies. The university will be offering total distance education in the near future.
Schreiner University is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church and dedicates its resources to the holistic education of all students. Many schools address only part of the students needs, usually academic or creative outlets, which is good. Schreiner taps into each student’s spirituality and strives to let students grow on all fronts.
Schreiner University also takes a stand against the cost of higher education. Every student on campus receives a grant from the university to at least give them some footing in financing their academic goals. The average amount given to each student is $6,306. This is generally associated with religious standing and is awarded non-denominationally.
In addition, the university is affordable to attend for a privately operated university. An undergraduate student pays (before financial aid) $17,392 per year for full-time study. A graduate students rates are dropped to $9,600 for a year of full-time study. There is no part-time rate, only block tuition for graduate level studies.
Schreiner University receives continual accreditation from the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and from a variety of other accreditation associations. The student to faculty ratio is 13 to 1, making class sizes relatively small, even for a university of this size and enrollment. Schreiner University is dedicated to giving students quality education in a comforting, Christian environment and this has bred only success over all of the years that this institution has operated.