Program Overview

Concordia University at Irvine’s Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction program is an online and campus located program designed for students who are developing their educational credentials and expertise while expanding their educational career options in administration. By offering the program online, students can access their lesson plans from anywhere and at any time, allowing students such as teachers with active professional schedules the ability to seek higher learning without sacrificing their personal or professional schedules to do so.

Graduates of the program will be demonstrate mastery of the skills of teaching, develop proficiency in the processes of education and learning, learn to develop curriculums and lesson plans,  among the myriad other skills to be an effective educator and administrator. The purpose of this program is to give students a practical, accessible, and relevant education. Classes are focused on the development of critical, independent thinking and will provide students with an understanding of effective leadership and its effect on schools and communities. In addition, students will learn to develop a definition and assessment system that reflects their personal philosophy of education, which they can measure and improve upon with experience.

The program revolves around a curriculum designed to develop the student’s administrative capacity in an educational background. The course load includes classes in instructional leadership, curriculum & instruction, educational persity, educational research, and a series of electives on community learning leadership, school, communications & families, brain based teaching & learning, school persity, character & ethical development, stress & violence coping, fostering learning through health, and educational technology. Upon completion of the program, students will be expected to produce a Master’s thesis demonstrating their educational mastery of the curriculum, including an oral presentation in front of a board of educators responsible for passing the candidate’s eligibility to earn the title of Master of Education.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

    School Overview

    Concordia University Irvine is a private, Christian institution affiliated with the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod that is located in the city of Irvine, California. CUI was founded in 1976 as Christ College - Irvine in response to the growing desire to establish a Lutheran preparatory college in Southern California. In 1981, Christ College earns a full academic accreditation by the Western Alliance of Schools and Colleges. Since then, the university has built residence halls, athletic facilities and a beautiful library. In 1993, Christ College became Concordia University - Irvine, the tenth campus in the Concordia University System.

    CUI offers a wide range of bachelor and master’s degrees with online and regional cohort options available within six colleges. CUI offers a wide degree of opportunities to explore different subjects.


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