Concordia's Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction is designed to provide in-service teachers with additional skills to enhance the teaching and learning processes in their own classrooms. Professional core classes provide candidates a forum to address common educational issues and theories as well as a scholarly process that facilitates the application of theory to their classroom practice.
A professional core, a personalized concentration designed to meet the candidate's personal and professional goals, and a capstone experience are required. Depending on the concentration selected, candidates will take between 32 and 38 semester credits to earn the degree. Most candidates can complete the degree in 24-30 months.
We also offer this program as a dual concentration model.
In addition to meeting the objectives for all CU M.Ed. programs, successful candidates in the M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction will demonstrate:
- Expertise in the utilization of new methods of authentic assessment and strategies as tools to evaluate student learning progress in relation to Oregon's Common Core State Standards and specific district standards.
- Effective instructional skills in planning, implementing, and assessing instruction in settings that include diverse cultural populations and special needs students
- An understanding of the ways that the specific curricular/instructional area has the potential to be responsive to classroom diverity
- A clear understanding of the moral leadership required of them as advanced scholars in the chosen area of curriculum and instruction.
- The ability to modify instructional plans and promote alternative goals and strategies when necessary, particularly in relation to assessment results