M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction

Concordia Portland's Master's Degree in Curriculum & Instruction will provide you with the expertise to expand your career options. The Curriculum & Instruction program is comprised of 18 concentrations from which to choose; students will participate in individualized learning to support professional and personal goals, furthering their development as professional educators.

Learn about each of our Curriculum & Instruction M.Ed. concentrations, and find the field of education that works for you. You can also speak to an Enrollment Specialist about our unique Dual Concentration Degree Program.

The Next Start Date is January 9th

Online Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction: 18 Concentrations

Connect with an Enrollment Specialist to learn more about any of these concentrations, as well as Concordia Portland's unique Dual Concentration Degree Program.

Candidates seeking a Master of Education degree from Concordia University - Portland should be aware that completing the master's program does not lead to state certification or licensure. While in some cases coursework may apply towards renewal of a teacher's license, a Master of Education degree does not ensure initial teaching/administrative licenses or licensure for add-on endorsements.


Course Descriptions

Earning Your Curriculum & Instruction Master's Degree Online

The M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction program is fully online. This online format uses cutting-edge curriculum delivered on easy-to-use online learning technology to provide students with a challenging educational experience. Each online course is 5 weeks in length.

Every student enrolled in the Curriculum and Instruction M.Ed. program will take four core courses in addition to the concentration courses.

M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction - Core Courses
12 credits
EDGR 502 (3)
Developing Character Through the Curriculum*
This course will provide teachers with the resources and skills necessary to integrate character themes and character development into their school curriculum. It provides a forum in which to discuss and develop one's own moral perspectives on the basis of generally accepted criteria.
EDGR 535 (3)
Theories of Teaching and Learning
This course is designed to provide leaders with the latest psychological research about learning and guide them in exploring ways to directly apply these precepts to their current work setting. Topics will include cognitive science, learning theory, and relevant teaching theories that utilize this information. The course will fuse the latest biological and psychological understanding of how the brain learns so candidates can harness this knowledge and apply it directly to learning situations.
EDGR 595 (3)
Community of Learners
Relationships constructed on trust are critical for an efficient, collegial, collaborative workplace. This course challenges candidates to confront the tremendous diversity in their current environment and develop strategies to build community in the midst of the social, ethnic, economic and alternative lifestyle differences that permeate today's 21st century workplace. In sum, this course stresses the critical importance of creating community in the workplace and illustrates how that community, once established, can generate an efficient, supportive, and positive work place.
EDGR 602 (3)
Contemporary Educational Thought
Candidates identify, review, and analyze major trends and issues impacting the contemporary state and national educational scenes. Each class session provides students with an opportunity to evaluate the advantages and liabilities of current educational reforms and issues from the perspective of prevailing educational research as well as from their own personal beliefs and current work environment. Candidates will also consider how they can impact and influence change in their own workplace.

* In lieu of EDGR 502, Teacher Leadership candidates will complete EDGR 506
3 credits
EDGR 506 (3)
Character and the Ethics of Leadership
Organizational leadership is a social phenomenon that occurs when leaders interact with the collective values and vision of others in the organization. Candidates will explore contemporary models of ethical organizational leadership, synthesize a personal statement of vocation informed by their leadership values and assumptions, and test their synthesis against a variety of assignments and practical experiences. The course also provides a forum where candidates enjoy the opportunity to identify and consider their own character, personal values, and workplace ethics. Each will develop an understanding of the critical need for ethical leadership in one's professional, personal and family life, and will appreciate the vital importance of living and modeling such values and, perhaps most importantly, of serving others.


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