Master of Education

What Does it Look Like to Earn an MEd at Concordia?

Having a Master's of Education degree 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 in education. 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.

Program Overview

As a student here, you'll discover:

  • 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

In the classroom, we offer:

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

Curriculum Overview for MEd Students

Each MEd degree plan has two parts: a core and a specialization/sequence. The core provides the foundations in theory and research. The specialization/sequence is designed to prepare the candidate for his/her professional goals in leadership. Each specialization/sequence 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. The courses will set up students to succeed on the TExES Reading Specialist exam.

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 to take the Texas Principal Certification Exam.

MEd in Differentiated Instruction: The Differentiated Instruction sequence prepares teachers to instruct a classroom according to each individual student's needs.

MEd in Special Education: The Special Education sequence will prepare students with the necessary tools to effectively plan and manage classes for exceptional students. Successful candidates will be ready to pass the State of Texas Special Education Certification Exam.

MEd in Sports Administration: The Sports Administration sequence is designed for individuals interested in taking ethical leadership roles in various areas of athletics, including athletic departments in public/private K - 16 schools, the fitness industry, league sports and others.

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 by means of a "capstone" project.

Some of these projects include an internship near the end of the program.

  • EDAD: Students are required to complete a practicum under the mentorship of a certified administrator and log observed hours in several state-mandated standards - students also write a "mini project" which benefits a school in some way
  • LTC: Students do a Case Study near the end of their program which involves an individualized field study of a student using learned diagnostic and evaluative techniques
  • DIFN: Students engage in an Action Research project which includes writing a report on an Action Research topic
  • SPAD: Students complete an Action Research project that will allow them to focus on a particular area of interest, which results in writing an Action Research report
  • SPED: Students are required to complete a practicum under the mentorship of a teacher certified in special education

Program Benefits

  • 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 Outcomes

  • Career Counseling
  • School Technology Consulting
  • Education Policy Development
  • Educational Coordination
  • Curriculum Development
  • Corporate Training Consultant
  • Teacher/Professor

FAQ

Why pursue an MEd?

Having a Master's of Education degree will open a number of doorways for those in the education field. Built on the Christ-centered mission statement of the Concordia University System and Concordia University Texas, the mission of the Master of Education (MEd) program is to develop educational practitioners who exemplify leadership in value-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.

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