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Concordia University Portland

MEd in Curriculum & Instruction - Teacher Leadership

Students who hope to lead in the educational arena without taking on administrative roles might choose a program such as Concordia University - Portland's online MEd in Curriculum & Instruction in Leadership. Read on for information on program requirements and more.

Official Program Name:

MEd in Curriculum & Instruction in Leadership

School Offering Program:

Concordia University - Portland

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Concordia University - Portland requires that students of the MEd in Curriculum & Instruction in Leadership program have a GPA of 2.8 along with excellent writing, communication, and leadership skills. Intelligence, resilience and good judgment are also important. Applicants to Concordia University - Portland's graduate programs should have an undergraduate degree. Some programs may have additional admissions requirements.

Program Description:

With coursework on curriculum development and teaching theories, the MEd in Curriculum & Instruction in Leadership is an online program from Concordia University - Portland that is designed to prepare students to effect change in their communities and school environments. Students could be able to gain an understanding of the ways in which the brain functions and apply their findings to various learning situations. They might also assess the pros and cons of educational reforms and examine case studies of ethical issues faced by educators. Organizational change and approaches to instructional mentoring could also be covered. Depending on the capstone course chosen, students might be able to make observations about the teaching practice or develop an action research proposal complete with analytical approaches.

Learning Format:


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 an MEd in Curriculum & Instruction in Leadership

Concordia University - Portland's online MEd in Curriculum & Instruction in Leadership program is composed of four core, four concentration, and two research courses. As they complete each course of the 30 credit-hour program, students will earn three credits. 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)

  • A Collaborative Approach to Instructional Mentoring
  • School and Community Partnerships
  • Case Studies in Law and Ethics
  • Organizational Change

Research Course Requirements (6 credit hours)

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

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education: 

Subsequent to earning Concordia University - Portland's online MEd in Curriculum & Instruction in Leadership degree, students might choose to surpass their previous career aspirations and aim, instead, for positions such as university professor or researcher. Potential doctoral curricula might include college teaching experiences and dissertation requirements. The following are possible doctoral programs for graduates to look into:

  • Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction
  • Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction
  • Ed.S. in Curriculum and Instruction

Career Paths:

Students who complete Concordia University - Portland's MEd in Curriculum & Instruction in Leadership program could be able to display an understanding of educational planning and administration issues as well as instructional techniques. They could pursue a number of roles in K-12 or collegiate education, although additional licensure could be necessary depending on the specific position. Graduates might attempt to take on careers such as:

  • School improvement coordinator
  • Education consultant
  • Director of professional development
  • K-12 education adviser
  • Higher education instructor