Support students affected by trauma with a Master’s in Trauma and Resilience from Concordia University
Trauma isn’t diagnosed by a single, clearly defined symptom. And it can come from any type of event — divorce, a medical procedure, and bullying are only a few examples. Chances are you have at least one student — if not more — affected by trauma. The good news is, you can help. Our MEd in Curriculum & Instruction: Trauma and Resilience in Educational Settings was designed for compassionate educators like you. In one year, you can bring life-changing knowledge to your classroom and school, while learning the importance of self-care through it all.
What you’ll study
The definition and influences of trauma on children
How to respond to trauma and develop a trauma-sensitive classroom
The characteristics of a school environment sensitive and responsive to trauma and stress
Collaborating with colleagues on creating a trauma-sensitive lens and applying teacher well-being strategies
Course content addresses the definition, and influences of trauma on children – socially, emotionally, physically, and academically. Topics covered will include indicators of trauma in students, the impact of violence and other stress on learning, trauma stewardship, the risk of secondary trauma and burnout, tools for coping, and other strategies that support teachers. Resilience as a factor in responding to trauma will be explored.
Course addresses characteristics of a school environment sensitive and responsive to trauma and toxic stress, staff development and professional support for teachers and staff, and the role of families and community partners in developing a trauma-sensitive school.
Course addresses methods for collaboration with colleagues to implement a trauma-sensitive lens in professional practices and school leadership. Practical application of teacher well-being strategies will be explored. Candidates will analyze an area of interest to improve professional practice with a trauma-sensitive lens.
Why Curriculum & Instruction
Our concentration in Trauma and Resilience in Educational Settings falls under the umbrella of our MEd in Curriculum & Instruction because we want you to have the skills you need to enhance learning in your classroom not just today, but for a lifetime. Designed to help you meet your personal and professional goals, this degree gives you the expertise to plan, implement, and assess what’s best for your students — all while learning how to effectively recognize and respond to trauma.
In one year, you can earn your MEd completely online, one course at a time.
We offer up to $3,000 in scholarships, and right now, you may qualify for free textbooks.
Join Our Community of Successful Grads
With this degree, you could potentially become a:
- Consultant and information source regarding trauma-informed care
- Advisor to publishers of trauma-informed care textbooks
- Division or department chair (middle/high school)
- Trauma-informed care program advisor to local, state, or national policymakers
Here’s what graduates had to say about earning an MEd at Concordia:
reported significant gains in professional skills and techniques
As innovators in the field of learning, Concordia University-Portland’s College of Education has been empowering teachers for over a century and continues to influence education from prenatal to the doctoral level. In fact, our College of Education is housed in the flagship school of our new educational model, known as 3toPhD®. The same bold minds behind this innovative prototype are also those shaping our ongoing educational research, and our undergraduate and graduate programs. We’re growing our community of professional educators to advance learning at every stage — join us.
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Today’s educators need a new kind of preparation to address the diverse, complex needs of twenty-first-century students. It’s precisely the kind of preparation they receive at Concordia University-Portland. Our graduates stand out for their resilience, compassion, and dedication to impacting lives beyond the classroom.
With a reputation for cultivating exceptional educators and transformative leaders, we have been preparing educators since 1905. We believe in the power of education and are committed to making our graduate education programs as affordable as they are valuable.
Right now, we’re giving qualified students free textbooks for graduate education programs.
Here are the details about our free textbooks offer.
Yes! Our free textbooks offer is an investment in you. Concordia has agreed to assume the costs of textbooks, e-books, and other required materials and their shipping costs for MEd, MAT, EdD, and certificate students. E-books will be provided whenever available. If students wish to receive printed books in place of the E-books provided, they will be required to purchase them separately.
Will suggested or nonrequired supplemental reading materials also be free?
No. The free textbook offer applies to textbooks only. Students who wish to purchase copies of suggested and/or supplemental resources will still need to do so at their own expense.
How will it work?
Students will be issued a “Shop By Schedule” order from Concordia University-Portland’s online bookstore, MBS Direct, via email two weeks prior to their start date (or at the point of registration if they register within two weeks of the start date), which will indicate they have a book order “pending their review” before it can be processed and shipped. For the initial order, a login and password will be generated. Once logged in, students will verify the course information is correct, select the textbooks, confirm the shipping address, and submit for processing.
The required and recommended book choices will be loaded into their portal prior to the email being sent; Students are required to select all the required textbooks listed. They can also add any of the recommended books, which requires payment by the student. Once all the books have been selected, they will verify the shipping address.
The students will receive a similar email two weeks before each course start date to verify the order and shipping information.
How do I qualify for free textbooks?
Complete all of your application materials, be admitted, and enroll in one of the following College of Education programs: MEd, MAT, EdD, or a certificate program.
I have already started my degree at Concordia University-Portland. Do I get free textbooks now?
No. The free textbook offer is for new students who are enrolling for the first time at Concordia University-Portland.
Are shipping costs covered?
Yes, ground shipping is covered for all orders over $49.00. Expedited shipping options are available by request and are processed at the student’s own expense. Shipping costs to P.O. Box addresses are not covered.
Can I keep the e-books?
E-book access is controlled with a license from the publisher. In most cases, the license is good for 180 or 365 days after delivery, depending on the publisher. Access to the materials will expire at the end of the licensing period. Concordia University cannot extend the license on the student’s behalf, and the student will need to purchase access to the materials for themselves if they need or want to extend it.
What if I withdraw from the program?
Students who withdraw from the program forfeit the opportunity to continue receiving free textbooks. Students on a leave of absence will be unable to order new books until they return from leave and re-enter their program.
Will this promotion apply to later start dates?
Concordia reserves the right to end this promotion at any time.