Combined Credential & M.Ed Program
Concordia offers a combined credential and M.Ed program. This means you can apply 30 units of your 500 level credential coursework to a Master’s Degree in Education.
The credential course requirements and student teaching are the foundation for the M.Ed. All students seeking a M.Ed. must complete the credential program, and then add the advanced course work and capstone experience. The total number of units in the M.Ed. is 46 (30 preliminary credential units and advanced units beyond the credential).
The Combined Credential and M.Ed. program prepares teachers who demonstrate knowledge of theory and practice by making informed decisions leading to exemplary instruction for all learners.
The M.Ed. candidate plans and delivers instruction. The teacher plans and delivers engaging, developmentally appropriate instruction based on the California Content Standards. The teacher incorporates a variety of teaching strategies and resources to make the subject matter accessible and engaging to the needs of diverse students.
The M.Ed. candidate uses assessment for a variety of purposes. The teacher designs and interprets a variety of assessments, and also uses assessment data to plan instruction, monitor instruction, design and monitor the classroom environment, learn about and place students. In addition the teacher uses reflective practice as a means of self assessment.
The M.Ed. candidate provides a supportive learning environment. The teacher creates a positive social environment and a safe and welcoming physical environment that supports learning for all students. The teacher uses instructional time wisely and efficiently.
The M.Ed. candidate models a servant-leadership lifestyle. The teacher models servant-leadership, exhibits a professional attitude and communicates effectively with students, families and school personnel. The teacher is aware of and carries out legal and ethical responsibilities.
The M.Ed. candidate applies research to solve problems in educational settings. The teacher summarizes, synthesizes, and interprets relevant literature. The teacher plans and implements action research to solve problems in educational settings.
|Credential Program (without EDUC 201, 301) ||30 units |
|Required Core Courses |
|EDU 547 ||Brain-Based Teaching & Learning (prerequisite: Student Teaching) ||3 units |
|EDU 580 ||Educational Research: Methods & Analysis (prerequisite: Student Teaching) ||3 units |
|Electives: Select Two |
|EDU 524 ||Coping with Stress/Violence in Today's Classrooms (prerequisite: TPA Practicum) ||3 units |
|EDU 584 ||Classroom Management (prerequisite: TPA Practicum I) ||3 units |
|EDU 534 ||Working with Diverse Family Structures (prerequisite: Student Teaching) ||3 units |
|EDU 525 ||Best Practices for Elementary (prerequisite: Student Teaching) ||3 units |
|EDOL 520 ||Curriculum Design & Evaluation (prerequisite: Student Teaching) ||3 units |
|EDOL 540 ||Community of Learners (prerequisite: Student Teaching) ||3 units |
|EDOL 545 ||School, Community & Family (prerequisite: Student Teaching) ||3 units |
|EDOL 576 ||Fostering Learning Through Health (prerequisite: Student Teaching) ||3 units |
|EDOL 595 ||Developing Character & Ethics (prerequisite: Student Teaching) ||3 units |
|Capstone Experience: Select One |
|EDR 601 ||Action Research Project & Oral Presentation (prerequisite: EDU 580) ||3 units |
|EDR 603 ||Independent Research Paper & Oral Presentation (prerequisite: EDU 580) |
Please note: This option requires that the student enroll in an additional course to fulfill the number of semester hours required for the M.Ed Program.
|1 unit |
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