The Curriculum & Instruction with Teacher Certification program is offered on campus as part of the M.Ed. program. Students can take the courses required for certification at the graduate level, which also count toward the M.Ed. degree requirements.
All Master of Education with Teacher Certification students must meet the 24 credit hour requirement in the corresponding teaching field. For the Generalist certifications, candidates must have completed at least 6 credit hours in each of the following subjects: English, math, social studies and science. For single subject content area certification, candidates must have completed at least 24 credit hours in the certification area subject with at least half of those hours in upper division courses.
During the admissions process, a transcript evaluation will be completed. Based on the evaluation, the student may be required to take additional courses in their certification content area. If additional coursework is needed, it may be taken before enrollment or concurrently with the Concordia University Master of Education program; the coursework may be taken at any accredited university. Students must complete this coursework before they can begin their clinical teaching semester. Clinical Teaching is required for the M.Ed. degree.
MED 5303 Curriculum Design and Practice
MED 5305 Classroom Teacher as Researcher
MED 5307 Educational Internship
MED 5308 Ethics and Leadership in Education
MED 5309 Differentiated Instruction and Learning Theory
CAI 5321 Models of Teaching
CAI 5322 Legal Foundations of Education
CAI 5323 Evaluation and Assessment in Education
CAI 5328 Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Education
CAI 5330 Action Research
LTC 5329 Foundations of Literacy
LTC 5331 Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum: All Levels
Mathematics (4th-8th / 7th-12th)
Science (4th-8th / 7th-12th)
Life Sciences (7th-12th)
Physical Sciences (6th-12th)
English/Language Arts (4th-8th / 7th-12th)
English/Language Arts/Social Studies (4th-8th)
Social Studies (4th-8th / 7th-12th)
Physical Education (EC-12th)