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MEd in Curriculum & Instruction - Science

Concordia University - Portland's online Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction: Science program is designed to help individuals advance their teaching skills to improve science instruction in the PreK-12 classroom. Learn more about Concordia Portland's MeD program.

Official Program Name:

Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction: Science

School Offering Program:

Concordia University - Portland

Program Level:

Master's

Program Prerequisites:

Students thinking of applying to the online Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction: Science program at Concordia University - Portland may already be an educational professional or have an interest in teaching science in the PreK-12 classroom. They should have a bachelor's degree with a minimum GPA of 2.8 or higher and will need to provide a form showing work history. Potential students should also have strong skills in research, communication, and educational instructional. Applicants to any master's program at Concordia University - Portland must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited university; some programs may have additional admission requirements.

Program Description:

The online Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Science program at Concordia University - Portland is designed to help students develop or advance their teaching skills and to create an effective and engaging science learning environment in the classroom. Students have the chance to learn how to plan instruction and curriculum that meets teaching standards while differentiating science learning among elementary students. The courses also examine theories to find the best techniques and technology in instructing science in the PreK-12 classroom, and learners also have the chance to apply skills learned through an educational capstone course. Students enrolled in the MEd in Curriculum and Instruction: Science program at Concordia University - Portland may also study subjects like theories of teaching and learning, the nature of science, and the technology based science classroom.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

30 credits.

Financial Aid:

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: Science:

Students enrolled in this online Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction program at Concordia University - Portland are asked to complete 12 credits in core courses, 12 credits in concentration courses, and 6 credits in research courses including a capstone course. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Concordia University 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)

  • The Nature of Science
  • Planning for an Inquiry-Based Classroom
  • Transformative Science in the Differentiated Classroom
  • The Technology-Based Science Classroom

Research Courses (6 credits)

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

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Students with a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction: Science from Concordia University - Portland could be interested in furthering their education in order to prepare for advanced teaching or administration positions. They might consider earning a Doctor of Education, Education Specialist, or Doctor of Philosophy in Education degree. Doctoral opportunities include but are not limited to:

  • EdD in Administrative Leadership
  • EdD in Higher Education
  • EdD in Professional Leadership, Inquiry, and Transformation
  • EdD in in Curriculum and Instruction

Career Paths:

Graduates with a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction: Science from Concordia University - Portland could be able to use scholarly research to find the best instruction practices in Science for effective learning in the PreK-12th grade. Graduates could be able to to find work in classrooms, in administration, or as consultants. Graduates may be interested in the following career paths:

  • Science curriculum director
  • PreK-12 science teacher
  • Science tutor
  • Grant writer STEM / local, state, and federal grants
  • Science department chair PreK-12