2021-2022 Academic Catalog

Master's Degrees

Master of Education with Credential

Master of Arts in Education (MAED)

Accelerated path for Curriculum and Instruction plus Educational Technology

Curriculum and Instruction

Educational Administration with Preliminary Administrative Services Credential

Educational Technology

School Counseling with Pupil Personnel Services Credential

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)

Changing Programs

If a student wishes to change from one program to another, a written request must be made through the graduate academic advisor. Transfers must be approved by the dean of the School of Education or their designee for graduate programs. 

Transferring Courses

Out-of-state transfer of credit is rarely allowed due to California state standards embedded in most courses. Transfer courses must be approved by the program coordinator and the dean of the School of Education.

Master of Education (M.Ed.) with Teaching Credential

Concordia University Irvine (CUI) offers a combined credential and master of education program that prepares students to demonstrate knowledge of theory and practice by making informed decisions leading to exemplary instruction for all learners. Students can apply 30-32 units of their 500-level credential coursework toward a master's degree in education.

The credential courses and student teaching requirements are the foundation for the M.Ed. degree. All students seeking a M.Ed. must complete the Credential Program and then add the advanced coursework and capstone experience. The total number of units in the M.Ed. is 45-47 (30-32 preliminary credential units and 15 advanced units beyond the credential). All coursework in the M.Ed. must be completed within seven (7) years of the first post-baccalaureate credential course.

Choose 3 of the following courses (selections vary by term):9
Curriculum Design and Assessment3
Coping with Stress and Violence in Today's Classroom3
School, Community and Diverse Family Structures3
Brain-Based Teaching and Learning3
Developing Character and Ethics3
Assessment of Induction and Professional Development Part I3
Assessment of Induction and Professional Development Part II3
Capstone Experience
EDU 580Educational Research3
EDU 605Capstone Project3
Preliminary credential30-32
Total Units45-47

Accelerated Path for Curriculum and Instruction PLUS Educational Technology

The Accelerated Path to earn two master's degrees allows students to complete a master's degree in either Curriculum and Instruction or Educational Technology (30 units) and then earn the other master's degree by completing five additional required courses (15 units).  The following conditions apply:

  1. Students who earned a degree in either MAED program from May 2012 to present may apply for enrollment in the Accelerated Path program.
  2. Students may not enroll in both programs simultaneously due to financial aid constraints.
  3. Students have seven (7) years to complete each program once accepted.
  4. All stop out/readmit policies apply.
Shared Courses
EDU/EDUT 520Curriculum Design and Assessment3
EDU/EDUT 547Brain-Based Teaching and Learning3
EDU/EDUT 580Educational Research3
EDU/EDUT 586Educational Technology3
EDU/EDUT 605Capstone Project3
Students who completed Ed Tech take these courses for C&I:15
Instructional Leadership3
Educational Discourses: Change and Reform3
Coping with Stress and Violence in Today's Classroom3
School, Community and Diverse Family Structures3
Developing Character and Ethics3
Students who completed C&I take these courses for Ed Tech:15
Foundations of Educational Technology3
Leveraging Technology for All Students3
Emerging Learning Technologies3
Collaborative Design for e-learning3
Nurturing Learning Communities3
Total Units45

Master of Arts in Education (MAED)

Curriculum and Instruction

Core Requirements
EDU 515Instructional Leadership *3
or EDUA 516 Instructional and Transformational Leadership
EDU 520Curriculum Design and Assessment *3
or EDUA 517 Curriculum Design and Evaluation
EDU 550Educational Discourses: Change and Reform3
Selected K-12 Curriculum
EDU 524Coping with Stress and Violence in Today's Classroom3
EDU 542School, Community and Diverse Family Structures3
EDU 547Brain-Based Teaching and Learning3
EDU 586Educational Technology3
EDU 595Developing Character and Ethics3
Capstone Experience
EDU 580Educational Research3
EDU 605Capstone Project3
Total Units30

Master of Arts in Education (MAED)

Educational Administration

with Preliminary Administrative Services Credential

Note:  EDUA 564 is offered as a remediation opportunity for candidates in need of repeating a failed attempt for one or more of the CalAPA cycles.  See course description for additional details.

Core Requirements
EDUA 516Instructional and Transformational Leadership *3
or EDU 515 Instructional Leadership
EDUA 517Curriculum Design and Evaluation *3
or EDU 520 Curriculum Design and Assessment
EDUA 556Legal and Political Aspects in Education3
EDUA 557Human Resources3
EDUA 558Financial Resources3
Fieldwork Experience
Three units from the following:3
Administrative Practicum (A)0
Administrative Practicum (B)0
Administrative Practicum (C)3
Three units from the following:3
Advanced Administrative Practicum (A)0
Advanced Administrative Practicum (B)0
Advanced Administrative Practicum (C)3
CalAPA Leadership Experience
EDUA 561Analyzing Data to Inform School Improvement and Promote Equity3
EDUA 562Facilitating Communities of Practice3
EDUA 563Supporting Teacher Growth3
Total Units30

Master of Arts in Education (MAED)

Educational Technology: Online

The Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) has defined “educational technology” as “the study and ethical practice of facilitating learning and improving performance by creating, using, and managing appropriate technological processes and resources” (Januszewski & Molenda, 2008).

Core Courses
EDUT 501Foundations of Educational Technology3
EDUT 520Curriculum Design and Assessment3
EDUT 521Leveraging Technology for All Students3
EDUT 522Emerging Learning Technologies3
EDUT 523Collaborative Design for e-learning3
EDUT 531Nurturing Learning Communities3
EDUT 547Brain-Based Teaching and Learning3
EDUT 586Educational Technology3
Capstone Experience
EDUT 580Educational Research3
EDUT 605Capstone Project3
Total Units30

Master of Arts in Education (MAED)

School Counseling with Pupil Personnel Services Credential 

The credential program consists of coursework, field experiences, and practicum hours.

*Internship Program available for some school district partnerships.  Specific requirements apply.

Core Courses
EDSC 511Introduction to School Counseling3
EDSC 515Leadership: Intervention, Consultation, Collaboration3
EDSC 520Educational Assessment3
EDSC 522Theories of Counseling3
EDSC 531Human Communication: Group Process3
EDSC 535Counseling Exceptional Children3
EDSC 541Psychopathology3
EDSC 550Counseling Diverse Populations3
EDSC 551Legal and Ethical Issues3
EDSC 561Crisis Response, Interventions and Management3
EDSC 562Career Counseling and Development3
Practicum and Fieldwork Experience
EDSC 590APracticum: School Counseling A0
EDSC 590BPracticum: School Counseling B0
EDSC 590CPracticum: School Counseling C0
EDSC 590DPracticum: School Counseling D3
EDSC 591AField Experience A *0
EDSC 591BField Experience B *0
EDSC 591CField Experience C *0
EDSC 591DField Experience D *3
EDSC 591EField Experience E *0
EDSC 591FField Experience F *0
EDSC 591GField Experience G *0
EDSC 591HField Experience H *0
EDSC 591IField Experience I *3
Research and Capstone Experience
EDSC 580Educational Research3
EDSC 605Capstone Project3
Total Units48