The MEd for Curriculum and Instruction with Teacher Certification has been designed for students who have a bachelor’s degree and wish to enter the education field as a professional teacher.
Students who are admitted to the program will have the opportunity to build a best practice skill set under the guidance of Concordia professors who have had considerable experience in the teaching field. Each student will have the opportunity to join a cohort of students that will work together through the degree requirements. Each course lasts eight weeks and meets in the evenings once a week.
At the end of the program the student will receive a Master’s of Education degree and be eligible to take the State of Texas teacher certification test provided all of the content specific coursework is completed.
- Designed around a cohort model, a group of students begin and complete the two year M.Ed. program together by following the prescribed course sequence for their specialization.
- The cohort meets at one central location, and classes are taught by local professionals experienced in the field of education.
- Featured courses include Foundations of Literacy, Curriculum Design, Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum, and Research in Education (Taken from the required degree coursework, which is listed below).
- The final semester involves a full time student teaching experience and completion of the action research course.
- We have many success stories of graduate students who have completed their coursework, including completing their fieldwork and clinical teaching with “highly recommended” ratings and have subsequently been recruited and hired for employment as professional teachers.
The off-site program is designed around the cohort system, with cohorts meeting in the Austin, Houston, San Antonio, and Dallas/Fort Worth areas. A cohort is a group of 12 to 22 students who begin and complete the two year M.Ed. program together by following the prescribed course sequence for their specialization. All classes for the cohort are offered at one central location, and are taught by local administrators and professionals experienced in the field. Each 8-week course meets one night per week, at the same time and location throughout the duration of the program, with the exception of the capstone semester, in which two courses meet concurrently for 16 weeks. (The EDAD capstone semester courses do maintain the 8 week schedule.) In addition, the second summer session course meets for four weeks, two nights per week.