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Students rely on educators to keep them engaged and in love with learning. At the same time, schools rely on them to address their biggest needs, fill gaps, and serve their community as best they can. With an area of expertise, you’ll answer both calls—while also furthering your own passion for a specific topic. If all of that excites you, you’ll love this program.
Concordia University-Portland’s Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction (C&I) program offers 14 concentrations to choose from, most of which can be completed in just one year. No matter which option you pursue, you’ll receive the individualized attention necessary to support your professional goal of enriching your talents in a specific field.
Accredited, nonprofit, and built on a century of experience, Concordia University empowers educators through MEd programs with market-driven courses, an engaging faculty of practitioners, and a flexible, fully online format that fits busy lifestyles. Log in any time of day, complete assignments with realistic deadlines, and grow as a high-impact educator.
In our Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction degree program, you can select one of 14 concentrations or opt for our dual concentration program.
The MEd in Curriculum & Instruction: Adolescent Literacy program addresses the crisis in adolescent literacy in America’s sixth- through 12th-grade students.Learn More
The MEd in Curriculum & Instruction: Early Childhood Education program is for those who have a strong passion for teaching young children and who believe that children learn best through active, hands-on learning.Learn More
The MEd in Curriculum & Instruction: Educational Technology Leadership program prepares candidates for leadership roles implementing education technologies in K–12 classrooms and community college settings.Learn More
The MEd in Curriculum & Instruction: Environmental Education program prepares K–12 educators as specialists in the study of the Earth’s environment.Learn More
The MEd in Curriculum & Instruction: English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program is for those who want to develop instructional strategies that promote learning for students whose native language is not English.Learn More
The MEd in Curriculum & Instruction: The Inclusive Classroom program provides general education teachers with the knowledge and skills needed to work with students with disabilities mainstreamed or fully included in general education classrooms.Learn More
The MEd in Curriculum & Instruction: Leadership program is for candidates interested in transformative leadership roles in the field of education other than in educational administration.Learn More
The MEd in Curriculum & Instruction: Mathematics program is for teachers in kindergarten through community college who want to enhance their content knowledge and skills in mathematics.Learn More
The MEd in Curriculum & Instruction: Methods and Curriculum program is designed for candidates whose goal is to develop expertise in teaching expectations and student achievement.Learn More
The MEd in Curriculum & Instruction: Reading Interventionist program strengthens and polishes instructional skills for the teaching of reading in the general education classroom and for becoming a literacy teacher leader.Learn More
The MEd in Curriculum & Instruction: Science program is for teachers in kindergarten through community college who want to enhance their content knowledge and skills in science.Learn More
The MEd in Curriculum & Instruction: Social Studies program is for teachers (K–14) who want to develop a concrete understanding of the integration of the social studies curriculum with project-based learning.Learn More
The MEd in Curriculum & Instruction: STEAM program provides PreK–12 teachers with the ability to connect their transformative education practices with the scientific and mathematical principles of critical thinking, problem solving, and inquiry.Learn More
With Concordia’s dual concentration program, you can choose two areas of study and graduate with one degree and two concentrations. Some concentrations vary in the number of concentration courses; your student services advisor will be able to help you plan your course of study.
In addition to fully online course delivery, Concordia offers several Master of Education programs on our campus in Portland, Oregon or in a hybrid—part online, part on-campus—experience. See the full list of options.
Every student enrolled in the Curriculum & Instruction MEd program will take four core courses in addition to their specific concentration courses.
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.
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.
Please note that Teacher Leadership candidates will take EDGR 506 in lieu of EDGR 502
Please note: Completing the master's program does not lead to state certification or licensure. While in some cases coursework may apply toward renewal of a teacher's license, a Master of Education degree does not ensure initial teachingadministrative licenses or licensure for add-on endorsements.