The master of education in teaching and learning at Concordia University Chicago is designed for current educators who desire to deepen their understanding of curriculum, instruction and assessment theory through a practitioner’s lens. This program provides innovative teaching strategies with respect to technology in the classroom, diverse student populations, disciplinary literacy, and an increasingly complex assessment environment that responsibly melds national standards and assessment. Candidates will:
- Integrate foundational theories with sophisticated lesson and curriculum design, exemplary instruction and responsible assessment.
- Develop an understanding of how to respond to the needs of all learners using differentiation, effective instruction and assessment.
- Apply an understanding of diversity in learning to classroom instructional practices.
- Recognize the critical role technology plays in teaching and learning.
Candidates for this program will have a minimum of two years of lead teaching experience prior to entry into the program.
General Graduate Admission Requirements
All applicants must meet the general admission requirements for Concordia University Chicago graduate programs as published in the Concordia University Chicago academic catalog.
New students are accepted into graduate degree-seeking, certificate, endorsement and/or post-graduate programs for online and on-campus study in the fall, spring, or summer semesters. Previously admitted students seeking to change programs may do so at the beginning of a semester (only) by submitting a Change-of-Program quick app. Applicants must be in good academic standing according to Concordia University Chicago’s satisfactory academic progress standards at the time of requesting a program change.
|EDI-6035||Assessment of Student Learning||3|
|EDL-6715||Teacher Leadership: Providing Instructional Support||3|
|EDT-6010||Integrating Technology Across the Curriculum||3|
|EDU-6135||Fundamentals of Learning Theory||3|
|EDU-6212||Studies in Literacy and Multiliteracy||3|
|EDU-6525||Teacher as Practitioner||3|
|EDU-6556||Seminar in Reflective Practice||3|
|EDU-6565||Addressing Diverse Populations in the Classroom||3|
|EDU-6640||Teacher as Researcher||3|
The capstone experience for the master’s degree in Teaching and Learning is embedded in the two final courses, EDU-6640 Teacher as Researcher and EDU-6556 Seminar in Reflective Practice. Candidates will be required to develop and implement a research project based on their interests related to teaching and learning.
- Have on file an application as a degree-seeking graduate student.
- Have on file one official transcript from EACH college/university attended of all previous coursework taken.
- Complete, for the degree being sought:
- the credit hours and levels as designated,
- within the specified time limit,
- with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
- Students completing multiple advanced programs or degrees at CUC must have a 3.0 GPA in each academic program in addition to a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
- If transfer credit is approved to be applied: have on file an approved “Graduate Transfer Credit Approval” form(s) or evaluation(s).
- Have on file the Intent to Graduate/Complete form with the Office of the Registrar by the published deadline.
- Have on file, if applicable, necessary copies of a project, thesis or dissertation.
- Take and pass the final examination or terminal requirements in the program during or after the final course.
- Approval of the faculty.
- Payments of all tuition and fees due to Concordia University Chicago. All holds must be removed to receive transcripts and diploma.
Every attempt has been made to include information to aid the student with information about his/her program, degree and graduation/completion requirements. It is, however, the student’s responsibility to complete all steps and meet all deadlines relevant to graduation requirements.