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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 15 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 in Portland empowers educators through MEd programs with market-driven courses, an engaging faculty of practitioners, and flexible on-campus, online, and hybrid formats that fit busy lifestyles. Clearly defined coursework, realistic deadlines, and the ability to immediately apply what you learn at Concordia in your own classroom make it easy to grow as a high-impact educator.
In our Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction degree program, you can select one of 15 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 PreK–12 classrooms.Learn More
The MEd in Curriculum & Instruction: Environmental Education program prepares PreK–12 educators as specialists in the study of the Earth’s environment.Learn More
The MEd in Curriculum & Instruction: Health and Physical Education program is for those who want to expand their knowledge and enhance leadership, curriculum development, assessment, and program planning skills in health education and PE.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: Mathematics program is for teachers in PreK through grade 12 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: Science program is for teachers in PreK through grade 12 who want to enhance their content knowledge and skills in science.Learn More
The MEd in Curriculum & Instruction: Social Studies program is for teachers (PreK–12) 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.
Concordia offers Master of Education program on our campus in Portland, Oregon; online; or hybrid (in a mix of both these class options). Not all programs are offered in all modalities.
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 a Master of Education degree program does not lead to state certification or licensure. The MEd is not designed or intended to lead in any way toward a teaching license, endorsement, or administrative credential.