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Master of Education

Access New Opportunities with an MEd from Concordia

A Master of Education (MEd) from Concordia University Texas opens 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 grow in their ability to serve as change agents in educational reform, utilizing best practices in teaching and learning. Each candidate builds a solid foundation in the practical application of theory, research and assessment in education.

Program Overview

As a student here, you'll be prepared for leadership roles within educational and instructional environments. The comprehensive knowledge and skills you gain will equip you with the tools needed to make positive changes in education and positive impacts on the lives of students. The Concordia MEd program engages students in a variety of ways:

  • Guest speakers
  • Field activities
  • Case studies
  • Innovative teaching practices
  • Specializations

Concordia University Texas is a strong provider for MEd graduates, leading with the most conferrals of MEds in Texas.

Curriculum Overview for the Master of Education

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. Excluding partnership programs, the Concordia MEd program is completed online. Concordia's small class sizes and accessible professors provide students with an engaging, collaborative online learning experience.

Here are the specializations offered:

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 more. The program can be completed in 16 months (four semesters).

MEd in Educational Administration: The Educational Administration sequence provides opportunities to develop appropriate administrative skills and procedures vital to a successful educational setting in public or private schools. Candidates also receive preparation for the TExES Principal exams (268 — Principal as Instructional Leader & 368 — Performance Assessment for School Leaders). The program can be completed in two years (six semesters).

MEd in Educational Technology & Innovation: The Educational Technology & Innovation sequence prepares students to become leaders in instructional technology within the fields of education and organizational development. Through curriculum aligned with ISTE standards, students learn to develop and implement innovative practices that leverage cutting-edge technology, such as artificial intelligence, machine learning and virtual reality, to enhance learning. The program can be completed in 16 months (four semesters).

MEd in Instructional Leadership: The Instructional Leadership sequence provides opportunities for students to develop appropriate academic and administrative skills and procedures vital to a successful educational setting in public or private schools. The program takes 16 months to complete (four semesters).

 

Our MEd program allows the student to demonstrate content proficiency in various ways. Some specializations include an internship near the end of the program:

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).

Program Benefits

  • Affordability (locked-in tuition, Tornado Textbooks program)
  • Flexible online classes taught by experienced professors
  • Small class sizes that allow for engaging learning
  • Specializations that allow students to align the MEd to their career goals
  • Cohort learning community of support
  • Affordability (locked-in tuition, Tornado Textbooks)
  • Preparation for certifications, including State of Texas Principal Certification exam

Career Outcomes

  • Career Counseling
  • Corporate Training Consultant
  • Curriculum Developer
  • Education Policy Developer
  • Educational Coordinator
  • School Technology Consultant
  • Teacher/Professor

FAQ

Why earn an MEd?

Built on the 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.

Why earn an MEd from Concordia?

With the option of four specializations, students in the MEd program at Concordia University Texas can align their master's degree with their career goals. The online format allows students to learn from anywhere and to continue working.

Concordia's MEd program also offers affordability and value. This high-quality master's degree features locked-in tuition, and the Tornado Textbooks program can save students up to 35% per year on books.

Another thing that makes Concordia's MEd program unique is the engaging online learning. Concordia's professors have extensive experience and are trained to provide a meaningful experience.

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