Concordia University Online – Portland
Concordia University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, is affiliated with the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, and is a member of the Concordia University System.
B.S. in Early Childhood Education (Birth - 5 Years)
Take the next step towards degree completion! Apply your community college credits toward a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education (ECE) from Concordia University. This degree is specifically designed for individuals working with young children who are seeking to advance their degree completion.
Concordia’s ECE program focuses on the development of the whole child — physically, emotionally, socially, and cognitively. We believe that all children are uniquely created and, as such, we honor the child and childhood. Emphasis is placed on creating learning environments that are full of wonder and intrigue and that encourage the child to learn through exploration.
M.Ed. Educational Leadership
Advance your career as a recognized education leader, learn how to influence a collaborative work environment and gain management skills you can put to work in the public or private sector. Become a Community College Student Services Director or Subject Matter Department Chair, Education Advisor in the District Superintendent’s Cabinet, Education Lobbyist, or Corporate Trainer.
M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction: Reading
Help struggling readers, become a successful literacy coach, and develop a practical approach to learning differences with proven results. Become a College Instructor in the Teaching of Reading, a Literacy Coach, Advisor for Reading Textbooks, or Reading Advisor to policymakers.
M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction: Mathmatics
Enhance your content knowledge and skills in mathematics in order to increase student learning and understanding of foundational mathematics concepts. Become a College Instructor, Consultant or Advisor, Program Director, Curriculum Director, Division or Department Chair, or a Lead Grant Writer.
M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction: Science
Advance the depth of your science knowledge and skills to improve student outcomes, test results, and understanding of scientific information. Become a College Instructor, Consultant or Advisor, Program Director, Curriculum Director, Division or Department Chair, or a Lead Grant Writer.
M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction: Environmental Education
Lead the development of environmental literacy – how daily choices help or harm the environment – in your school and community while expanding environmental education beyond the classroom. Become a K-12 Environmental Education Program Director; Lead Teacher for Environmental Issues; Educator, Environmental or Outdoor Center; Lobbyist; or a Lead Fund Raiser.
M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction: Career and Technical Education (CTE)
Develop cutting-edge knowledge relative to career options and 21st Century skills, and gain knowledge of managerial roles and functions essential to administering and supervising a CTE program in a variety of settings. Become a CTE Program Manager, Higher Educator Instructor, CTE Consultant, Career Academy Director or a CTE Administrator.
M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction: eLearning/Technology Education
Encourage reflection and higher order (critical) thinking skills through online teaching and learning while applying best practices using technology.
M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction: The Inclusive Classroom (SPED)
Gain the knowledge and skills needed to work effectively with students with disabilities mainstreamed or fully included in general education classrooms. Become a K-12 General Education Inclusion Teacher, College Instructor, Consultant or Advisor, Coach/Mentor, or State Advisor.
M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction: Methods & Curriculum
Become an instructional leader who can support quality learning, reinforce excellent teaching in a variety of situations, and gain knowledge of instructional theory and best practices. Become a Director of Curriculum & Instruction, a Professional Development Leader in K12, or Assistant Chief Academic Officer.
M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction:
Learn best practices and excellence in English acquisition, develop expertise in a rapidly growing field of education, and become proficient in teaching English as a second language. Become an ELL Consultant, English Tutor, or an English Language Learners Program Director.
M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction: ECE
This strand is designed for those who have a strong passion for teaching young children, ages birth through age 8, and who believe that children learn best through active, hands-on learning. Candidates will explore current trends and research, design developmentally-appropriate curriculum, and develop skills in advocating for young children.
M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction: Teacher Leardership
An educational leader positively impacts the educational community as a professional facilitator of school culture, including professional development and system-wide innovation. Concordia University’s M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction in Teacher Leadership is the degree for teachers who want to step up their career plans and make a difference in planning and policy. A Master’s in Teacher Leadership provides the skills and experience for educational leaders to positively impact the educational community as a professional facilitator of school culture, including professional development and system-wide innovation.
M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction: Adolescent Literacy
The M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction: Adolescent Literacy addresses the crisis in adolescent literacy in America’s 6th through 12th grade students. Nearly seven out of every ten 8th graders are working below the proficient level in reading comprehension, and even high school students with average reading ability are unprepared for future workplace and postsecondary literacy demands. Through the completion of this concentration, educators will be prepared to lead the development and support of adolescent literacy in schools, school districts and in community-based settings.
M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction: English Language Development
The M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction: English Language Development is designed for teachers in the elementary, secondary and post-secondary settings who want to enhance their content knowledge and skills in language development and acquisition in order to increase student learning and understanding of the fundamental structure of language and communication. The development of English language proficiency with low language native English speakers is included in this course of study. An emphasis is placed on transformative teaching strategies and practices that address structural methods for teaching language. The integration of technology to enrich student learning in the elementary and secondary school core curriculum via academic language are included in this course of study.