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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 45 (30 preliminary credential units and advanced units beyond the credential).

Purpose Statement

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.

Program Outcomes

This program of study will enable each candidate to:

Integrate Intentional Design (IID) Research and develop instructional content and pedagogy in order to apply learned skills to support and assess the attainment of learning outcomes for all students.

Apply Disciplinary Competencies (ADC) Demonstrate analytical skills and knowledge necessary to develop and implement effective and ethically informed content and pedagogy.

Model Ethical Leadership (MEL) Model servant leadership by supporting, collaborating and sharing expertise within a diverse professional community.

Exercise Informed Reflection (EIR) Implement a balanced approach to the analysis and development of the teaching and learning processes.

Promote Active Learning (PAL) Identify effective strategies for lifelong learning in a global and digital world, including shaping a personal learning network to support continuous professional growth in curriculum and instruction.

Course Sequence
Credential Program (without EDUC 200, EDUC/EDSP 204, 301) 30 units
Electives: Select Three
EDU 520 Curriculum Design and Assessment 3 units
EDU 524 Coping with Stress and Violence in Today's Classroom 3 units
EDU 542 School, Community and Diverse Family Structures 3 units
EDU 547 Brain-Based Teaching and Learning 3 units
EDU 595 Developing Character and Ethics 3 units
EDUI 592 Assessment of Induction & Professional Development – Part 1 3 units
EDUI 593 Assessment of Induction & Professional Development – Part 2 3 units
Capstone Experience
EDU 580 Educational Research 3 units
EDU 605 Capstone Project 3 units


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