Each Concordia University Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree is instructed online and offers a stimulating, easily accessible and career-focused curriculum. All M.Ed. classes are led by teachers and administrators in the field, using leading-edge theory and user-friendly online learning tools to help you get the most out of your course experience.
As an M.Ed. student, you’ll be part of a dynamic learning environment that both provides and requires close interaction with your peers and professors throughout the program. Your online community and cohort are there to support and enhance your learning as you pursue your Master of Education degree, and Concordia’s online learning resources offer the flexibility to fit your schedule.
Online courses are only five weeks in length, and the M.Ed. degree program can be completed in one year. Once enrolled, all you need is an Internet connection to participate — complete your M.Ed. coursework from wherever you like at the times most convenient for you.
What Master of Education Degrees Are Available?
Concordia offers four M.Ed. degree programs in a cutting-edge online learning environment. Program graduates can enhance their skills and knowledge in the field of their choice and make a bigger impact in their classrooms and in their careers.
» Educational Leadership provides the skills teachers need to take on a leadership role in their school system. Through the Educational Leadership program, M.Ed. students learn to design and implement curriculum, integrate technology, and use research-based best practices to assess classroom and school environments.
» Curriculum and Instruction features 18 different concentrations and is appropriate for teachers wanting to specialize in a specific field. M.Ed. students within the Curriculum & Instruction program learn to apply research theory and best practices in their classroom. Graduates will be able to modify instructional plans to accommodate diverse classrooms and promote alternative goals and strategies. Click here for a list of all concentrations.
» Career and Technical Education (CTE) is designed for licensed or qualified prospective CTE teachers at the middle- or high-school level. The CTE program provides students an opportunity to select an important career and technical education research topic and subsequently investigate, apply, demonstrate, and disseminate their knowledge and skills in a culminating capstone project.
» Special Education is a non-licensure concentration designed for educators and other professionals interested in making a meaningful and profound impact on the education of students with disabilities. This program provides a practical-, research-, and evidenced-based curriculum on the latest developments in special needs learning.
» Special Education with Endorsement (OR and WA residents only) prepares educators to teach the full continuum of students with disabilities — students with Mild to Moderate and Moderate to Severe Disabilities — at either the early childhood/elementary level or middle/high school levels. Candidates who successfully complete this program may be qualified for the Oregon Special Education Added Endorsement, provided that a candidate meets Oregon State TSPC requirements.
The Next Cohort Start Date is December 15, 2013
Online Master of Education degree programs offered:
- M.Ed. in Career and Technical Education
- M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction
- Adolescent Literacy
- Bible Literacy
- Career and Technical Education Leadership
- Common Core State Standards Instructional Leader
- Early Childhood Education (ECE) (Birth – 8 years)
- eLearning – Technology Education
- English Language Development
- English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) (K – Adult)
- Environmental Education
- Equity, Ethics, and Justice
- The Inclusive Classroom (SPED)
- Methods and Curriculum
- Social Studies
- Teacher Leadership
- M.Ed. in Educational Leadership
- M.Ed. in Special Education
- M.Ed. in Special Education with Endorsement (OR and WA residents only)
M.Ed. Program Requirements and Objectives
In addition to meeting the specific requirements of their chosen degree program, successful completion of the Concordia Online Master of Education degree requires candidates to meet and demonstrate the general program objectives including:
- An understanding of leadership contributions made by all teachers in the classroom, the school, the district, and the profession
- Skills in developing, implementing, and assisting curricular and instructional plans that integrate disciplines, apply current educational research findings, encourage parental involvement, consider students’ current developmental levels, and exhibit sensitivity to individual student differences and cultural backgrounds
- Skills in the application and integration of new technologies to enhance the teaching and learning processes
- Knowledge of and appreciation for the Christian perspective and its emphasis on service as a fundamental element of successful teaching, learning and administering
- Values, ethics, beliefs, and attitudes that achieve the educational goals of the state, district, and local school communities.
Action Research Project
All candidates also will complete their M.Ed. degree program with the required Action Research capstone project. “Action Research” is a transformative practice that gives practitioners solution-oriented investigative tools to address and resolve any number of in-class, scholastic/academic, or career-related issues and challenges.
During this five-week capstone course, candidates will complete final edits of the Literature Review, collect a Letter of Consent from the site administrator, implement Action Research, collect and analyze data from the Action Research implementation, and complete the Action Research Documentation Form. The reporting method for the capstone project closely aligns with current classroom realities, district and school requirements, and the ongoing needs of both teachers and students.