Concordia University Portland

MEd in Curriculum & Instruction - Teacher Leadership

The Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction - Teacher Leadership program is designed for educators looking to develop a deeper understanding of principles, policies, and practices that impact instructional professionals, students, and school families. Learn more about this Concordia University Portland online program here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction - Teacher Leadership

School Offering Program:

Concordia University Portland

Degree Level:

Master's

Program Prerequisites:

Interested individuals should have already earned their bachelor's degree with a GPA of 2.8 or higher and may have experience as a lead teacher or an after school program coordinator. Effective skills in communication, organization, critical thinking, and peer mentoring could prove helpful. Applicants to Concordia University Portland's programs should be at least 18 years of age and should have earned a high school diploma or equivalent. In addition, applicants must submit two recommendation letters, a letter of intent, and a resume. Some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

Individuals enrolled in the online Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction - Teacher Leadership program have the opportunity to gain theoretical as well as practical training in the field. They have the chance to examine traditional and contemporary research-based strategies for curricular planning and assessment. In addition, courses are designed to explore such topics as professional ethics, change management, and community collaboration. Participants will also be able to examine judicial decision-making practices that create or alter educational mandates.

Learning Format:

Online

Financial Aid Available:

Students enrolled in Concordia University Portland have several opportunities to reduce their tuition costs, including scholarships, grants, and federal financial aid. Federal financial aid programs are only available to US citizens and eligible non-citizens.

Required Courses for a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction - Teacher Leadership:

Please note that degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Before applying, students should contact Concordia University Portland to confirm the most accurate program information.

Curriculum and Instruction Required Courses

  • EDGR 506: Character and the Ethics of Leadership
  • EDGR 535: Theories of Teaching and Learning
  • EDGR 595: Community of Learners
  • EDGR 602: Contemporary Educational Thought

Teacher Leadership Required Courses

  • EDGR 620: School & Community Partnerships
  • EDGR 622: School Law
  • EDGR 520: Curriculum Design and Assessment
  • EDCI 587: The Ethical Educator
  • EDGR 601: Educational Research
  • Students complete one of the following capstone courses:
    • EDGR 698: Action Research - Capstone
    • EDGR 699: Thesis - Capstone

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Earning a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction - Teacher Leadership degree could lead some graduates to continue their training. Individuals looking to hone their skills in applied research and instructional administration may decide to pursue a doctoral degree.

Some relevant degrees include:

  • Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction
  • Ph.D. in Educational Leadership
  • Doctor of Education in Educational Administration
  • Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

Potential Career Paths:

After finishing the Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction - Teacher Leadership series, graduates could be able to seek employment with preschools, daycares, K-12 schools, children's camps, learning centers, online schools, educational organizations, or colleges. Existing educators who complete this Concordia University Portland program could be able to pursue additional duties in their current school workplace.

Other opportunities could include:

  • Curriculum specialist
  • Instructional coordinator
  • School administrator
  • Educational enrichment program manager

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