What Does it Look Like to Earn an MEd at Concordia?
A Master of Education (MEd) will open many doorways for you in the field of education. The goal of the program is to prepare educational practitioners who exemplify ethical, values-centered leadership. Candidates will grow in their ability to serve as change agents in educational reform, utilizing “best practices” in teaching and learning. Each candidate will have a solid foundation in the practical application of theory, research and assessment in education.
As a student here, you'll be prepared for leadership roles within educational environments. The comprehensive knowledge and skills you gain will equip you with the tools needed to make positive change in education and positive impact in the lives of students.
In the classroom, we offer:
- Guest speakers
- Field activities
- Case studies
- Innovative teaching practices
Curriculum Overview for MEd Students
Each MEd degree plan has two parts: a core and a specialization. The core provides the foundations in theory and research. The specialization is designed to prepare the candidate for his/her professional goals in leadership. Each specialization is delivered in a cohort model either face-to-face or online.
Here are the specializations that are offered:
MEd in Advanced Literacy: The Advanced Literacy sequence will prepare candidates to help struggling students acquire literacy skills. Students will receive preparation for the Texas Reading Specialist Certification exam.
MEd in Coaching & Sports Administration: The Coaching & Sports Administration sequence is designed for individuals interested in taking ethical leadership roles in various areas of athletics, including athletic departments in public/private schools and universities, the fitness industry, league sports and others.
MEd in Culturally Responsive Special Education: The Special Education sequence will prepare students with the necessary tools to effectively plan and manage classes for exceptional students who come from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
MEd in Educational Administration: The Educational Administration sequence will provide opportunities to develop appropriate administrative skills and procedures vital to a successful educational setting in public or private schools. Candidates will receive preparation for the Texas Principal Certification Exams (268-Principal as Instructional Leader & 368-Performance Assessment for School Leaders).
MEd in Instructional Leadership: The Instructional Leadership sequence provide opportunities for students to develop appropriate academic and administrative skills and procedures vital to a successful educational setting in public or private schools.
Our MEd program allows the student to demonstrate content proficiency in various ways. Some specializations include an internship near the end of the program:
Advanced Literacy: Students are required to complete a practicum of at least 160 hours under the mentorship of a certified Reading Specialist, which focuses on the diagnostic teaching and learning process within the context of the role of the Reading Specialist and aligned to the educator standards for Reading Specialist Certification required by the State Board for Educator Certification.
Coaching & Sports Administration: Students are required to complete a practicum in coaching designed to fit academic and professional goals and interests.
Educational Administration: Students are required to complete a practicum of at least 160 hours under the mentorship of a certified administrator, which meets the educator standards required for Principal Certification in the Texas Administrative Code (TAC §241.55).
- Faculty who combine impressive academic qualifications with extensive professional experience
- Small, conveniently scheduled classes and a curriculum flexible enough to meet your individual needs
- A friendly community where you can make lifelong connections with classmates from a wide variety of professional and personal backgrounds
- Career Counseling
- School Technology Consulting
- Education Policy Development
- Educational Coordination
- Curriculum Development
- Corporate Training Consultant
Why pursue an MEd?
Built on the Christ-centered mission statement of the Concordia University System and Concordia University Texas, the mission of the MEd program is to develop educational practitioners who exemplify leadership in values-centered education; effective management of educational change; effective practices in teaching and learning; sensitivity to diversity in learners, cultures and educational systems; and practical applications of theory, research and assessment in education.