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Spanish. Vietnamese. Cantonese. Somali. Mandarin. Imagine a classroom where those are the main languages spoken, and where each student could benefit from understanding the ever-evolving English language—whether it’s later in life to expand their job prospects or right now, to build lasting relationships. That’s what makes ESOL teachers so admirable: by being versatile in their instruction and honing their ability to develop curriculum materials in ESOL, they’re essentially giving students the greatest gift a teacher can give—opportunity. Get your MEd in Curriculum & Instruction: ESOL from Concordia and get ready to change someone’s life.
In this program, you’ll develop instructional strategies that promote learning for students from pre-kindergarten through high school whose native language is not English. Through the core courses and capstone experience, you’ll get a comprehensive overview in addition to specialized knowledge. For Oregon and Washington residents, the full MEd in C&I: ESOL program and practicum or the six courses and one practicum required for the TELL certificate prepare candidates for the TSPC-required ORELA/NES exam. They also meet the content requirements for adding an ESOL Endorsement from TSPC.
Accredited, nonprofit, and taught by experienced practitioners, Concordia’s MEd programs reflect the passion and commitment to excellence that has marked our 110-year history. The convenience of on-campus or online classes—paired with realistic deadlines, clearly defined coursework, and the ability to immediately apply what you learn at Concordia in your own classroom—makes our programs ideal for busy lifestyles. And the potential career benefits—from higher pay to promotions—are second only to the reward of having a lasting impact on the lives of your students.
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Concordia education students have a way of standing out – even to other educators. Find out what Jennifer McCalley, principal at Faubion School, has to say about what teachers educated at Concordia University bring to the classroom – and why they’re at the top of her hiring list.
The 3 to PhD® campus is home to our College of Education as well as to urban, diverse Faubion School—and its 800+ pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade students. This means that as an MEd student, if you take courses on campus at Concordia, your classrooms are just down the hall from the Faubion classrooms. The College of Education faculty and staff who helped develop 3 to PhD® are innovators in teaching and learning, providing practical application of the latest best practices in education.
A groundbreaking new model of education, the 3 to PhD initiative powerfully demonstrates not only innovation in practice but also compassion in action—a collaborative effort to strengthen the community from the ground up.READ MORE ABOUT 3toPhD
Planning to stay in your current teaching job? Many MEd graduates do! But in addition to potential benefits like increased salary and more self-confidence, an MEd could also expand your career opportunities within the education industry.Potential careers include:
(Some states may require specific licensure for some of these positions. Check with your state’s Department of Education for more details.)