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M.Ed. Curriculum & Instruction Trauma and Resilience

30 credit hours*

We offer the lowest-priced online M.Ed. in Nebraska and the Concordia University System.

Nebraska Residents & Lutheran Educators $340 PER credit hour

$425/credit hour rate outside of Nebraska

Through our Lutheran Guarantee, Lutheran Educators from around the world qualify for our special rate.

Class Type

100% online, 8-week courses


NCATE through CAEP

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.

If you have already earned a master’s in education degree from Concordia Nebraska, you can expand your professional knowledge with one of our many teaching endorsements. To learn more about our endorsement programs and their specific requirements, please contact one of our online enrollment counselors.

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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.

Learning Outcomes

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

Program Goals


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

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Curriculum & Instruction Trauma and Resilience Faculty

As experts in trauma and resilience, our faculty and instructors bring years of experience to the classroom.

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Concordia Nebraska Curriculum & Instruction Trauma and Resilience: Career Outcomes

Trauma-informed teacher

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. 

7.5% Annual Growth Rate2
$39,080 Entry-Level Salary2
$59,170 Mid-Level Salary2
$95,380 Late-Level Salary2

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.

8% Annual Growth Rate2
$31,440 Entry-Level Salary2
$53,940 Mid-Level Salary2
$97,160 Late-Level Salary2

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.

4% Annual Growth Rate2
$65,150 Entry-Level Salary2
$98,490 Mid-Level Salary2
$152,500 Late-Level Salary2

Concordia NebraskaM.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction Trauma and Resilience: Related Programs


Trauma and Resilience Certificate

This graduate-level trauma and resilience certificate will prepare you with expertise in trauma-informed approaches to your teaching so you can support prevention, resilience and recovery among your students. Develop a fundamental understanding of the impact trauma and stress have on learning; the social, emotional and physical development of students; and the role resilience plays in creating positive future health outcomes.

Learn more about Trauma and Resilience Certificate


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The Master's of Education in Curriculum and Instruction online helps you become a forward-thinking curriculum coordinator or teacher leader.

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2 Career salary and wages sourced from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

*30 credit hour program length begins for cohorts starting March 7, 2022 and after. For cohorts starting Jan 10, 2022 or before, the program length is 36 credit hours.