The Curriculum and Instruction with Teacher Certification is designed for students who have a bachelor’s degree and wish to enter the education field as a teacher.
At the end of the program the student will receive a Master’s of Education degree and be eligible to take the State of Texas teacher certification test provided all of the content specific coursework is completed.
MED 5301 Teacher Effectiveness & Communication Skills
MED 5304 The Teacher as Instructional Leader
MED 5306 Ethics and the Teacher in Society
MED 5309 Differentiated Instruction & Learning Theory
MED 5308 Ethics & Leadership in Education
MED 5303 Curriculum Design and Practice
CAI 5328 Historical & Philosophical Foundations of Education
CAI 5321 Models of Teaching
CAI 5322 Legal Foundations of Education
CAI 5323 Evaluation & Assessment in Education
LTC 5329 Foundations of Literacy
LTC 5331 Reading & Writing Across the Curriculum
MED 5307 Educational Internship (clinical teaching/student teaching)
CAI 5330 Action Research
MED 53XX Field Work
42 hours plus additional hours needed for content certification
Most of the field work is completed in the field work course (MED 5101). Certification coursework is taken throughout the program.
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 student teaching semester. Student Teaching is required for the M.Ed. degree.