Master of Education (M.Ed.) Spirit-driven teaching techniques that inspire classrooms and transform lives

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$340 Credit Hour Price $425/credit hour rate outside Nebraska
Program Features
8 week Courses
100% Online
18-30 months Time to Completion
36-57 Credit Hours Required
Upcoming Start Dates
Mar 4
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An M.Ed. from Concordia University is more than just a degree. It’s an opportunity to reflect Christ’s light in your classroom.

Alongside hard-working teachers, childcare workers, and paraeducators, you’re driven by a passion for Christ-centered child and learner development. You strive to cultivate personal, impactful teaching methods for students of all learning abilities, and as student’s needs change and grow, you aspire to bolster your skillset and deepen your impact.

Flexible M.Ed. Programs That Honor Your Schedule

  • 100% online programs
  • Convenient 8-week courses
  • Option for completing just one course at a time
  • Personalized coaching and guidance along your journey
  • No GRE scores required for admission

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M.Ed. Programs Infused with Christian Values

M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education (30 credit hours)
  • Action Research Project
  • Early Childhood Program Organization and Management
  • Family and Culture
  • Infants and Toddlers: Development, Methods, Curriculum, and Assessment (Birth–3)
  • Practical Application of the Action Research Project
  • Practicum ECE: Ages 3–5
  • Practicum ECE: Kindergarten
  • Pre-Primary Education: Development, Methods, Curriculum, and Assessment (Ages 3–5)
  • Primary Education: Development, Methods, Curriculum, and Assessment (Ages 6–8)
  • Research Evaluation and Design
  • Serving and Leading in the Community and World
  • The Young Child: Language and Literacy Development
M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education – Birth–3rd Inclusive (57 credit hours)
  • Advanced Child Development
  • Behavior Management in Inclusive Settings
  • Children’s Literature
  • Clinical Experience: Early Childhood Inclusive Student Teaching (two courses)
  • Contemporary Thought in Education
  • Early Childhood Education History and Foundations
  • Early Childhood Program Organization and Management
  • Educational Research
  • Family and Culture
  • Field Experience ECE: Birth to 3
  • Field Experience ECE: Ages 3–5 OR Field Experience ECE: Kindergarten
  • Field Experience ECE: Ages 6–8
  • Infants and Toddlers: Development, Methods, Curriculum, and Assessment (Birth–3)
  • Instructional Methods for Students with Learning Disabilities in Inclusive Settings
  • Observing and Assessing the Young Child with Disabilities
  • Pre-Primary Education: Development, Methods, Curriculum, and Assessment (Ages 3–5)
  • Primary Education: Development, Methods, Curriculum, and Assessment (Ages 6–8)
  • Psychological Foundations of Teaching and Learning
  • Serving and Leading in the Community and World
  • Teaching Students with Autism and Severe/Profound Disabilities
  • The Young Child: Language and Literacy Development
M.Ed. in Early Childhood Special Education (36 credit hours)
  • Behavior Management in Inclusive Settings
  • Contemporary Thought in Education
  • Family and Culture
  • Field Experience ECE: Birth to 3
  • Field Experience ECE: Ages 3–5 
  • Field Experience ECE: Ages 6–8
  • History and Context of Early Childhood Special Education
  • Inclusive Practices, Family Partnerships, and Differentiation in Early Childhood Education
  • Infants and Toddlers: Development, Methods, Curriculum, and Assessment (Birth–3)
  • Observing and Assessing the Young Child with Disabilities
  • Pre-Primary Education: Development, Methods, Curriculum, and Assessment (Ages 3–5)
  • Psychological Foundations of Teaching and Learning
  • Research Evaluation and Design
  • Serving and Leading in the Community and World
  • Teaching Students with Autism and Severe/Profound Disabilities
  • Contemporary Thought in Education
  • Family and Culture
  • Field Experience ECE: Birth to 3
  • Field Experience ECE: Ages 3–5
  • Field Experience ECE: Ages 6–8
  • History and Context of Early Childhood Special Education
  • Inclusive Practices, Family Partnerships, and Differentiation in Early Childhood Education
  • Infants and Toddlers: Development, Methods, Curriculum, and Assessment (Birth–3)
  • Observing and Assessing the Young Child with Disabilities
  • Pre-Primary Education: Development, Methods, Curriculum, and Assessment (Ages 3–5)
  • Psychological Foundations of Teaching and Learning
  • Research Evaluation and Design
  • Serving and Leading in the Community and World
  • Teaching Students with Autism and Severe/Profound Disabilities
M.Ed. in Literacy (33–48 credit hours)
  • Creating a Case Study in Literacy
  • Literacy Assessment and Intervention
  • Preliminary Design and Processes for a Case Study
  • Psychological Foundations of Teaching and Learning
  • Reading in the Middle and Secondary School
  • Research Evaluation and Design
  • Serving and Leading in the Community and World
  • Survey of Contemporary Lit from PK–12
  • Teaching Writing Grades PK–12
  • The Young Child: Language and Literacy Development
  • Word Study: Decoding, Comprehension, and Fluency

To earn the ESL Endorsement attached to this degree, you must also complete the following for a total of 48 credit hours:

  • ESL/TESOL Capstone
  • ESL/ELL Curriculum and Assessment
  • ESL/ELL Instruction
  • Language and Culture
  • Linguistics for Educators
M.Ed. in Special Education (30–51 credit hours)
  • Assessment and Evaluation of Diverse Learners
  • Basic Foundations of Special Education and Inclusive Practices
  • Behavior Management in Inclusive Settings
  • Current Issues and Legal Aspects of Special Education
  • Instructional Methods for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Instructional Methods for Students with Diverse Needs
  • Instructional Methods for Students with Learning Disabilities and Other Struggling Learners in Inclusive Settings
  • Outcomes-Based Instructional Methods
  • Research Evaluation and Design
  • Serving and Leading in the Community and World

You may also earn one of three endorsements attached to this degree, each requiring additional courses as listed below:

K–6 or 7–12 Endorsement (42 total credit hours)

  • Contemporary Thought in Education 
  • Curriculum and Direct Instruction: Math
  • Explicit Instructional Techniques in Reading for Struggling Learners
  • Psychological Foundations of Teaching and Learning

K–12 Endorsement (51 total credit hours)

  • Advanced Behavior Management
  • Collaboration and Consultation
  • Contemporary Thought in Education 
  • Curriculum and Direct Instruction: Math
  • Explicit Instructional Techniques in Reading for Struggling Learners
  • Psychological Foundations of Teaching and Learning
  • Transition Education and Services – Early Childhood to Adulthood
M.Ed. in TESOL (30 credit hours)
  • ESL/TESOL Capstone
  • ESL/ELL Curriculum and Assessment
  • ESL/ELL Instruction
  • Language and Culture
  • Linguistics for Educators
  • Research Evaluation and Design
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Serving and Leading in the Community and World
  • Teaching ESL Writing
  • Word Study: Decoding, Comprehension, and Fluency

Make Meaningful Connections So Students Can Soar

Enhance and specialize your ability to provide compassionate support to vulnerable students who need it.

  • Gain mastery of instructional and pedagogical skills, tailoring your lessons to the needs of specific student populations.
  • Demonstrate an advanced understanding of child/learner development, including implementing appropriate teaching activities.
  • Establish and maintain safe and inclusive learning environments that ensure students’ healthy development.
  • Develop positive, supportive, and respectful relationships with students, their families, and communities.
  • Consult with expert instructors who bring decades of lived academic experience and their Christian worldview to the virtual classroom.
  • Participate in hands-on field experiences, internships, and/or practicums to hone your skills with real students.

Meet the Growing Need for Qualified Christian Teachers

Regardless of which M.Ed. path you choose, the combination of nationwide demand with Concordia's quality and reputation will make you a highly sought-after educator upon graduation.

Average annual job openings (National, projected through 2030):

  • Adult Basic and Secondary Education and ESL Teachers: 5,100
  • Kindergarten and Elementary School Teachers: 124,300
  • High School Teachers: 77,400
  • Middle School Teachers: 48,400
  • Preschool Teachers: 59,600
  • Special Education Teachers (all grade levels): 38,600

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Regionally and Programmatically Accredited

On top of Concordia's regional accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission, every M.Ed. program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
 

 

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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.