Concordia University Portland

MEd in Curriculum & Instruction - Adolescent Literacy

Participants in the Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction - Adolescent Literacy program will have the chance to examine proven principles for teaching reading to sixth through twelfth graders. Read on to learn more about this online graduate series from Concordia University Portland.

Official Program Name:

Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction - Adolescent Literacy

School Offering Program:

Concordia University Portland

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Program Prerequisites:

Potential applicants to this program should have already earned an accredited bachelor's degree with a GPA of 2.8 or higher. Individuals interested in this program may be instructional professionals looking to expand their skill set, and experience working with teenagers at the middle or high school level should prove helpful. Applicants to Concordia University Portland's programs should be at least 18 years of age and should have earned a high school diploma or equivalent. In addition, applicants must submit two recommendation letters, a letter of intent, and a resume. Some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

The Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction - Adolescent Literacy online program is designed to explore common struggles students may face in proper language acquisition and comprehension. The series is intended to examine segments of the student population who may have a more difficult time developing literacy, including non-native speakers and learning disabled students. Participants will have the chance to study how to assess student learning and alter teaching to meet adolescent learners' needs. In addition, courses are intended to explore methods for using technology to teach correct word usages, meanings, and spellings, including word prediction programs, text-to-speech software, and computer animations.

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Financial Aid Available:

Students enrolled in Concordia University Portland have several opportunities to reduce their tuition costs, including scholarships, grants, and federal financial aid. Federal financial aid programs are only available to US citizens and eligible non-citizens.

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

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Required Courses for a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction - Adolescent Literacy:

Please note that degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Before applying, students should contact Concordia University Portland to confirm the most accurate program information.

Curriculum and Instruction Required Courses

  • EDGR 502: Developing Character through the Curriculum
  • EDGR 535: Theories of Teaching and Learning
  • EDGR 595: Community of Learners
  • EDGR 602: Contemporary Educational Thought

Adolescent Literacy Required Courses

  • EDCI 502: Adolescent Literacy: The Challenges
  • EDCI 506: A Developmental Approach to Language Acquisition
  • EDCI 507: Academic Literacy: Reading and Writing in the Disciplines
  • EDCI 508: Improving Adolescent Literacy: Transformative Intervention Strategies and the Use of Technology
  • EDGR 601: Educational Research
  • Students choose one of the following:
    • EDGR 698: Action Research - Capstone
    • EDGR 699: Thesis - Capstone

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Earning a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction - Adolescent Literacy degree could allow graduates to seek a number of career opportunities. However, some Concordia University Portland graduates may choose to continue their training, which could strengthen their understanding of field-specific research and trends.

Advanced degrees that could be sought include, but are not limited to:

  • Ph.D. in Literacy Education
  • Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction
  • Ph.D. in Teaching and Learning
  • Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership

Potential Career Paths:

Concordia University Portland graduates who are already working as educators may be able to undertake increased responsibilities within their schools. Opportunities could be available with secondary schools, colleges, community education organizations, or learning centers.

Completing the Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction - Adolescent Literacy series could allow graduates to pursue positions as:

  • Reading coaches
  • Literacy coordinators
  • College reading instructors
  • Curriculum specialists