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Concordia University Portland

MEd in Curriculum & Instruction - Environmental Education

Concordia University - Portland's Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction - Environmental Education program was developed for students wanting to teach the next generation about responsible Earth stewardship. Learn more about this online MEd program here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction: Environmental Education

School Offering Program:

Concordia University - Portland

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Prospective students of Concordia University Portland's MEd in Curriculum and Instruction: Environmental Education program should have an interest in nature and conservancy. Applicants will need to have completed an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution with a GPA of 2.8 or higher. All applicants to Concordia University - Portland should have a high school diploma or the equivalent; some programs may have additional admissions requirements.

Program Description:

Concordia University - Portland's MEd in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in Environmental Education program was designed to teach the environmental history of the earth and the various issues and trends currently being debated. Students will have the opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills needed to become a transformative leader and advocate for environmental education initiatives. Students could be able to identify, review, and analyze major trends affecting local and global environmental issues. Coursework could include topics such as contemporary educational thought, environmental literacy, and how humans interact with the environment.

Learning Format:


Program Length:

30 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the form of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Concordia University - Portland's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the MEd in Curriculum and Instruction: Environmental Education:

This MEd in Curriculum and Instruction program in Environmental Education includes ten courses that make up 30 credits; 12 credits are from core courses, 12 are from concentration courses, and another 6 are from the research and capstone courses. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Concordia University - Portland to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Core Courses (12 credits)

  • Developing Character through the Curriculum
  • Theories of Teaching and Learning
  • Community of Learners
  • Contemporary Educational Thought

Concentration Courses (12 credits)

  • A Study of the Environment: Past & Present
  • Current Environmental Issues
  • Teaching Environmental Education
  • Transformative Learning and Environmental Education

Research Courses (6 credits)

  • Educational Research
  • Students choose one capstone course:
    • Action Research
    • Practitioner Inquiry

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

After completion of the MEd in Curriculum and Instruction: Environmental Education program, students could choose to pursue a doctoral degree, which could lead to leadership or postsecondary teaching positions in the future. Doctoral degrees that graduates could pursue include, but are not limited to:

  • EdD in Higher Education
  • EdD in Instructional Leadership
  • EdD in Transformational Leadership
  • PhD in Education

Career Paths:

The MEd in Curriculum and Instruction: Environmental Education program was created to give students the chance to improve career potential in the education field. Upon completion of Concordia University - Portland's environmental education program, graduates might pursue director and managerial level career opportunities.

Possible careers related to this program include:

  • Director, department of parks & recreation
  • Environmental education consultant
  • K-12 program director, environmental education
  • Curriculum director, environmental education
  • Lobbyist, environmental organization