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MEd in Curriculum & Instruction - Social Studies

Concordia University Portland's online Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Social Studies program is designed to help individuals improve social studies instruction in the PreK-12 classroom. Learn more about this MEd program here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Social Studies

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 with a concentration in Social Studies program at Concordia University Portland could have experience or an interest in teaching social studies in grades PreK-12. Potential students should also have strong research, communication, and instructional skills. Applicants to Concordia University Portland's graduate programs must hold a bachelor's degree; some programs may have additional admission requirements.

Program Description:

The online Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Social Studies program at Concordia University Portland is designed to teach students how to establish or advance their teaching skills in order to develop a productive and captivating social studies learning culture. Students can learn to plan instruction that meets Oregon curriculum standards as well as the needs of a diverse community. Courses are also designed to teach students how to integrate technology and project-based learning in social studies PreK-12 classrooms. Students have the chance to apply skills learned through an educational capstone course. Learners enrolled in the MEd in Curriculum and Instruction - Social Studies program at Concordia University Portland may study subjects like developing character through curriculum, the social studies toolkit, and historical thinking.

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 with a Concentration in Social Studies:

Students enrolled in the online Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Social Studies 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 Portland to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Curriculum and Instruction Core Courses (12 credits)

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

Social Studies Concentration Courses (12 credits)

  • Historical Thinking
  • The Social Studies Toolkit
  • Global Citizenship: Teaching for an Interconnected World
  • Project-Based Learning and K-12 Social Studies

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 - Social Studies from Concordia University Portland could be interested in advancing their leadership or teaching skills with an Education Specialist, Doctor of Education, or Doctor of Philosophy degree in education. Doctoral opportunities include but are not limited to:

  • EdS in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
  • EdD in Higher Education
  • EdD in Professional Leadership, Inquiry, and Transformation
  • PhD in Education: Human Development, Learning, and Teaching

Career Paths:

Graduates who have a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Social Studies from Concordia University Portland could use scholarly research to find the best social studies instruction practices for engaging learners in grades PreK-12. Graduates could work in the classroom, in professional development, or in advisory and administrative roles, such as department chair. Graduates may be interested in the following career paths:

  • PreK-12 social studies teacher
  • Higher education instructor in preK-12 social studies education
  • Grant writer
  • PreK-12 social studies curriculum director

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