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When you start to feel like there’s more that you can be doing in your workplace, when you start dreaming of big ways to up the student success factor at your school, when you’re eager to support your colleagues in their own development—that’s when you’re ready to become a leader. The only thing you need to shepherd others through changes big and small is the know-how to do so effectively—and a master’s degree that people respect.
Concordia’s MEd in Educational Leadership program will prepare you for more influential roles in both the PreK–12 and higher education spaces. Using relevant, constantly updated curriculum, our faculty of seasoned practitioners will provide you with the best in theory and practice to help you deliver quality learning experiences for your students, an enriching environment for other educators, and a supportive network for parents and the community at large.
Accredited, nonprofit, and taught by experienced practitioners, all of Concordia’s MEd programs reflect the passion and commitment to excellence that has marked our 110-year history. Clearly defined coursework—paired with realistic deadlines 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. If you wish to become a licensed administrator, consider Concordia's MEd in Administration program.
The Master of Education culminates with the choice of either EDGR 698-Action Research or EDGR 696-Practitioner Inquiry. Either option provides candidates with an understanding of the role of research in the field of education as a tool to solve problems and as a way to improve student learning.
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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
Though varying by state, Career and Technical Education generally embodies these sixteen career clusters, which have numerous jobs and skills attached to each:
Source: Career Tech:
CTE is not limited to vocational training or entry-level job preparation. Rather, CTE offers 21st-century tools and education students need to succeed in college and their future careers.
Career and Technical Education is essential because all learners deserve access to the skills needed to succeed in college and the job market. Integrating 21st-century know-how and CTE in classroom instruction is key to making this happen.
Sources: The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE), From Vocational Education to Career Readiness: The Ongoing Work of Linking Education and the Labor Market by Shaun M. Dougherty and Allison R. Lombardi, University of Connecticut
In our Career and Technical Education MEd program, you’ll review pedagogical and practical methods — and theory — for use in the 21st century CTE classroom:
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.)