Concordia University-Portland

MEd in Curriculum and Instruction - Trauma & Resilience in Educational Settings


2811 NE Holman Street

Portland, OR 97211

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MEd in Curriculum & Instruction - Trauma & Resilience in Educational Settings

Format: Online

Program Description:

A parent going off to war. A car accident. Abuse. Nearly two out of three students experience trauma and it often openly or subtly affects their focus, behavior, and success in the classroom. These kids need a teacher, a principal, a guidance counselor, a school nurse — someone at school with extensive knowledge on how to recognize and respond to trauma. And if that person is you, building strength in your students is as important as cultivating it in yourself. That’s why Concordia’s groundbreaking new concentration, Trauma and Resilience in Educational Settings, is unique, imperative, and timely; in one year, you could bring life-changing knowledge to your school and, at the same time, care for yourself.

Open to a wide range of education professionals, Concordia’s MEd in Curriculum & Instruction: Trauma and Resilience in Educational Settings will help you examine what is becoming a central concern and focus for public schools — effective responses to student trauma and the resilience necessary to thrive in the classroom. You’ll learn how to become a school, district, or community leader with the understanding and use of trauma-informed and resilience-building practices, and you’ll also study the importance of self-care throughout it all.

Accredited, nonprofit, and taught by practitioners, all of Concordia’s online MEd programs reflect the same meaningful experience we’ve been delivering on campus since 1905. The convenience of 100 percent online, clearly defined coursework — paired with realistic deadlines and the ability to immediately apply what you learn in your classroom — makes our programs ideal for busy lifestyles. And the potential career benefits — from higher pay to promotions — are second only to the reward of having an everlasting impact on the lives of your students.

Is the Master of Education in Trauma and Resilience in Educational Settings concentration right for me?

Consider choosing this path if:

  • You want to be a leader in developing strategies for recognizing, understanding, and responding to trauma and toxic stress in your school and your community
  • You want to lead and train others in your school and community in trauma and resilience strategies
  • You want to help children develop resilience so they can cope with whatever they’re experiencing and realize their full potential
  • You want to better care for yourself and demonstrate the importance of self-care to others in your school


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Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 30

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $697 USD

Classification: Special Focus Four-Year: Other Special Focus Institutions

Loans Offered: Loans may be available. Applicants may apply by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999

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