Master of Arts in Education: Curriculum and Instruction
The Master of Arts in Education: Curriculum and Instruction degree program is directed toward the preparation of master classroom teachers and is offered online or in a blended format on Concordia’s campus and various offsite locations. The program provides the opportunity for the teacher to continue preparation in professional education through coursework and to pursue further work in subject matter areas where he/she feels a need for greater teaching proficiency.
This program will enable the teacher to:
- Research and develop instructional content and pedagogy
- Develop and implement effective and ethically informed content and pedagogy
- Model servant leadership within a diverse professional community
- Implement a balanced approach to the analysis and development of teaching and the learning process.
- Identify effective strategies for lifelong learning in a global and digital world.
Statement of Purpose
The School of Education prepares professional educators who demonstrate knowledge of theory and practice by making informed decisions leading to exemplary instruction for all learners.
Graduate Learning Outcomes
The following outcomes guide the Master of Arts programs in the School of Education of Concordia University Irvine (CUI).
CUI Graduates will be able to demonstrate the following:
- Scholarly Research (SR): Generate scholarly research on problems and issues in their field of study.
- Integrated Learning (IL): Integrate knowledge and skills from current research, scholarship, and/or techniques in their field with other disciplines.
- Ethical Leadership (EL): Apply standards of ethics informed by Christian teachings as they fulfill their vocations as leaders within society.
- Effective Communication (EC): Elucidate disciplinary knowledge and findings in professional and academic contexts through written, oral, and digital media.
- Reflective Practice (RP): Balance evidence-based decision making, logical thinking, and consideration of human potential to take appropriate actions that advance their field.
- Community Engagement (CE): Assess and develop cogent positions on significant issues in their field to respond to diverse needs in their respective communities.
School of Education
Our graduate education degree programs are practical, accessible and relevant to the classroom. Classes are small and focused on the development of critical, independent thinking, and are taught by experienced Christian faculty members who are committed to mentoring students who will make a positive impact on their professions. Concordia’s School of Education enjoys an excellent reputation in the academic community as thousands of graduates today lead in schools throughout the region.