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MEd in Curriculum & Instruction - Methods & Curriculum

Concordia University Portland's Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Methods and Curriculum program could be ideal for students who want to learn to integrate STEAM concepts into curricula. Read on for course details.

Official Program Name:

Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Methods and Curriculum

School Offering Program:

Concordia University Portland

Degree Level:

Master's

Program Prerequisites:

Prospective students of the Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Methods and Curriculum program at Concordia University Portland will need to have maintained a GPA of at least 2.8 during their undergraduate years. They should also be resourceful and self-aware and have excellent communication and leadership skills. Applicants to Concordia University Portland's graduate programs should have a bachelor's degree. Some programs may have additional admissions requirements.

Program Description:

Concordia University Portland's Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Methods and Curriculum program is designed for education professionals who want to design curricula and ensure that their pupils excel in their studies. With courses in the foundations of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) education as well as teaching and learning theories, the program aims to adhere to best practices in the application of instructional theory. Students could be able to evaluate contemporary educational reforms and analyze education trends on a national and statewide basis. Alternative approaches to curriculum design might also be explored.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

30 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

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

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Required Courses for the Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with a Concentration in Methods and Curriculum

There are 30 credits to be earned in Concordia University Portland's Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Methods and Curriculum program. Students will have to complete four core, four concentration, and two research 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 Course Requirements (12 credit hours)

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

Concentration Course Requirements (12 credit hours)

  • Curriculum Design and Assessment
  • Foundations of STEAM Education
  • Language and Culture in the Classroom
  • Foundation Concepts for Inclusive Teaching

Research Course Requirements (6 credit hours)

  • Educational Research
  • Students choose one of the following courses:
    • Practitioner Inquiry
    • Action Research

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

After they have earned Concordia University Portland's online Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Methods and Curriculum degree, students who want to continue their professional growth and prepare for leadership or research roles might consider even higher education. Doctoral programs' areas of emphasis could include K-12 curriculum assessment, statistics in education, and curriculum design principles. The list below contains just some of the types of programs to which qualified graduates might apply:

  • Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Instruction
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Education with a concentration in Curriculum and Instruction
  • Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Teaching

Career Paths:

Successful completion of Concordia University Portland's Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Methods and Curriculum program could allow students to apply their ability to develop inclusive curricula in K-12 or collegiate settings. Below is a sampling of potential career titles for qualified graduates:

  • Curriculum coordinator
  • K-12 director of curriculum and instruction
  • Higher education instructor of curriculum and instruction
  • Public or private education consultant
  • K-12 chair of district curriculum and instruction committee