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The Master's of Education in Curriculum and Instruction Trauma and Resilience online program from Concordia University, Nebraska is designed to support current teachers and educational professionals in becoming trauma-informed leaders in their schools, school districts and communities. As a student in the program, you will advance your career and gain an understanding of trauma-informed teaching and resilience-building practices to implement in your school and classroom.
Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), Concordia Nebraska’s Master’s of Education in Curriculum and Instruction Trauma and Resilience online program prepares you how to respond effectively to student trauma and how to help your students build the resilience necessary to thrive and learn. Our faith-based program equips you with the skills and knowledge you need to integrate trauma-informed care theory into your classroom, from professional development techniques to communication strategies with other educators, students, families and community partners.
Concordia’s Curriculum and Instruction Trauma and Resilience program is the only online program of its kind offered in Nebraska.
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Concordia NebraskaM.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction Trauma and Resilience: Core Concepts
Concordia University, Nebraska is an excellent Lutheran, Christian university that will engage you in dynamic, life-shaping learning. We value you as an individual and build a relationship with you that promotes your success and meaningful learning. Relevant coursework and real-world experiences will advance the knowledge and skills needed for your field of study. Your degree from Concordia Nebraska will expand your pursuit of learning, service and leadership in your vocation.
The instructors in the Curriculum and Instruction Trauma and Resilience program are experienced teachers in the field of trauma-informed teaching and most hold a terminal degree in education. Courses begin every eight weeks and you can begin your studies whenever there is a course start. The program curriculum is high-quality, regularly reviewed and revised to keep up-to-date with the research and educational issues that teachers face today. You will be able to take what you learn in the Curriculum and Instruction Trauma and Resilience program and apply it directly to your classroom to provide a more robust learning experience for your students.
Students will examine the impact of stress on learning and relationships and develop trauma-informed teaching strategies
Students will explore basic neuroscience of trauma and resilience
Students will receive trauma-informed care training to help foster resilience in student, teacher and family relationships
Integrate trauma-informed care theory with real-world teaching scenarios Encourage professional development based on resilience- and trauma-informed care training
Identify characteristics of a school climate sensitive to trauma and resilience curriculum
Engage teachers and administrators in collaborative learning about trauma-sensitive best practices
Enhance teacher-leadership related to trauma and resilience in various environments
Examine methods to effectively communicate resiliency strategies and trauma-informed care principles to teachers, staff, families and community partners
Curriculum & Instruction Trauma and Resilience Faculty
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Concordia NebraskaM.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction Trauma and Resilience FAQs
Trauma-informed care is a teaching strategy to help educators recognize the presence of trauma symptoms and acknowledge the impact trauma may play in a student's development and learning process. Students who have experienced trauma can face learning delays, take longer to complete tasks or be more easily distracted. Armed with trauma-informed teaching principles, you can better understand how trauma can impact learning and behavior. With trauma-informed teaching, you will better be able to support students, build positive relationships with students and their families and develop resilience strategies with your students to maximize their potential for learning.
As a current teacher, the Curriculum and Instruction Trauma and Resilience program at Concordia University, Nebraska is designed to support you in becoming a trauma-informed leader in your school, school district and community. As a student in the program, you will graduate with an understanding and use of trauma-informed and resilience-building practices. The program will equip you in two areas that are currently a focus in many schools: how to respond effectively to student trauma and building the resilience necessary to thrive and learn.
Concordia Nebraska’s program is the only online M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction with a Trauma and Resilience emphasis offered in Nebraska.
Concordia University, Nebraska’s M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction Trauma and Resilience 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.
If you enjoy problem-solving, decision-making and determining ways to improve educational experiences in the classroom, then a career in Curriculum and Instruction Trauma and Resilience might be the right choice for you! In addition to mentoring and training teachers, helping build a trauma-informed teaching strategy and resilience-building curriculum and assessing student experiences and test data, you’ll also be able to help others plan and manage strategies and skills to foster student success.
Concordia Nebraska Curriculum & Instruction Trauma and Resilience: Career Outcomes
Trauma-informed teachers strive to understand the physiological, social, emotional and academic impacts of trauma and adversity on students and work to develop curriculums aimed at creating and maintaining positive relationships that can serve as a buffer to the negative impacts of trauma and encourage resilience.
Trauma-informed community educator
Trauma-informed community educators are help staff in corporate, educational and private sectors understand and adopt approaches to education and care that recognize the prevalence and impact trauma may have in many people’s histories. As a trauma-informed community educator, you might be in charge of coordinating workshops, training professionals in trauma-informed care and assessing physical spaces for potentially triggering or distressing stimuli.
Trauma-informed educational leader
Trauma-informed educational leaders help create a trauma-sensitive environment by making resilience- and trauma-informed care training a priority of the school. School principals and other administrative leaders can make sure that trauma-sensitivity is an important initiative and aligns with other initiatives of the school, as well as encourage professional development opportunities for teachers and staff.
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