M.Ed. Curriculum & Instruction
We offer the lowest-priced online M.Ed. in Nebraska and the Concordia University System.
$425/credit hour rate outside of Nebraska
Through our Lutheran Guarantee, Lutheran Educators from around the world qualify for our special rate.
*Discounted rate does not apply to course-only options.
100% online, 8-week courses
NCATE through CAEP
Time to Degree
Less than 24 months
Enhance Your Teaching and Advance Student Outcomes With an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction
Our classrooms, our students and we, as teachers, are always evolving. Whether it’s using the latest instructional technologies or tailoring a lesson plan to fit various learning styles, teachers are continuously refining their approach to education.
An M.Ed. in curriculum and instruction is one way to enhance your teaching style, course content and assessment—in a collaborative environment in which you’ll receive valuable feedback from peers and faculty. Whether you’re new to teaching or have a decade of experience under your belt, Concordia University Nebraska’s Master’s in curriculum and instruction program, rooted in a Christian, Lutheran tradition of rigorous academics, grace-filled peer mentorship and vocational preparation will help you advance your skillset—and your career.
We believe the only classroom you should step into is your own.
Through our entirely online program, you can work at your own pace from the comfort of your home. We strive to be flexible and honor your many callings and commitments in life during your study while also striving to stretch, challenge, inspire and equip you to thrive as an educational leader now, and in the future.
Learn more about our programs at one of our next information sessions.
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Information sessions run approximately 20 minutes. During these meetings, we will discuss the program formats, application process, financial aid, payment plans and questions that you may have.
Curriculum and Instruction Master’s Program Highlights
At Concordia Nebraska, you’ll experience a distinctive, faith-based online M.Ed. in curriculum and instruction program. Our program blends theory and pedagogy with research and application, teaching you the skills you need to cultivate life-long learners. And, you’ll be able to specialize in one of four content areas to ensure your M.Ed. in curriculum and instruction aligns with your career goals.
What to Expect in the Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction Program
A curriculum and instruction master’s degree with value(s). Learn to lead and serve according to your personal ethics and morals. Join a Lutheran community that values the development of the whole person, academically, mentally and spiritually.
45-hour practicum. Apply the instructional design and assessment skills you learned in your own classroom at the end of your master’s in curriculum and instruction program.
An M.Ed. in curriculum and instruction that fits your schedule. Complete your online master’s degree in curriculum and instruction while you work. Our courses begin every eight weeks, so you can enroll at the start of any 8-week session.
Small class sizes. Our master’s in curriculum and instruction courses are capped at 18 even though they’re online. This course cap ensures you can collaborate more closely with classmates and form meaningful relationships with faculty.
Teaching endorsements for M.Ed.s. If you already hold a Master of Education degree, you can complete various teaching endorsements to further develop your expertise.
Four unique specializations. Add an emphasis to your master’s in curriculum and instruction degree to meet your individual goals and advance your teaching career.
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Curriculum and Instruction Faculty
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Online M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction Courses
The curriculum and instruction master’s program features a blend of theory and practice. In your online course work, you can expect to examine your teaching philosophy and approach to curriculum planning through a lens of faith-based education practices. You’ll learn various theory-based models of instruction and how to identify differences in your students’ abilities. You’ll also explore assessment strategies and learn how to use data to improve instruction.
Some of the core courses for the online master’s degree in curriculum and instruction include:
- Empowering Teachers as Leaders
- Differentiation of Instruction to Improve Student Achievement
- Curriculum Design and Evaluation
- Curriculum and Instruction Capstone (practicum)
Emphasis Areas for the Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction Program
In our online M.Ed. in curriculum and instruction, you can choose an emphasis area or teaching endorsement that fits your unique interests or needs in the classroom—without adding time onto your degree. Choose one of the following concentration areas for your curriculum and instruction master’s degree:
Trauma and Resilience (New)
Concordia Nebraska offers an innovative trauma and resilience emphasis area for our master’s in curriculum and instruction degree. This up-and-coming content area covers the critical importance of building resilience in the classroom, teaching you how to respond to student trauma and help students adopt a growth mindset.
English as a Second Language
Specialize in curriculum, instruction and assessment that meet the needs of English language learners of various ages and backgrounds.
Instructional Technology Leadership
Discover how to use technology to improve learning experiences for students and learn how to lead the way in adapting new technologies at your school.
Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM)
Develop a balanced curriculum that helps students thrive as you integrate technology, engineering and the arts into math and science learning.
Curriculum and Instruction Master’s Program Goals
After completing your online M.Ed. in curriculum and instruction, you’ll be able to:
Improve the delivery of instruction
Develop and improve curriculum content
Collaborate more effectively with colleagues from a variety of backgrounds, experiences and views
Apply the latest theories and research to your teaching
Exercise stronger leadership skills and practices
Financial Aid for the Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction Program
At Concordia Nebraska, we’re committed to helping you earn your online master’s degree in curriculum and instruction affordably. You’ll benefit from the lowest-priced online M.Ed. in the state and Concordia University system. We also offer a special rate for Lutheran Educators who want to earn an M.Ed. with value(s). View financial aid for our curriculum and instruction master’s degree program.
Concordia NebraskaOnline M.Ed. Curriculum & Instruction FAQs
As a current teacher, you can apply your knowledge in the classroom to enhance your instructional strategies, assessment practices and leadership. There are also other educational careers that you can pursue after earning your Master's in Education in Curriculum and Instruction online. You can become a curriculum coordinator and design and implement curricula for school programs. If you choose to pursue one of our emphasis areas, you can also become an instructional technology leader, an ESL teacher or a STEAM program coordinator.
Concordia University, Nebraska’s M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction online program requires a self-selected 45-hour practicum experience. Through your practicum, you will conduct a project that you research and propose during EDUC 540. The options for the practicum are varied and you can conduct the practicum in your own classroom. You do not need a mentor in order to conduct the practicum, but will complete weekly practicum hour reports as part of the coursework in your practicum class.
Curriculum and instruction is the right career path for you if you enjoy problem-solving, decision- making and determining ways to improve educational experiences in the classroom. It can also be the right career path if you like analytics and mentorship, as the profession involves assessing student test data and training teachers for new educational programs.
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