The College of Education offers a Masters of Arts in Education Studies degree as an alternative to the Professional Educator licensure programs. This degree does not lead to a Professional Educator License granted by the state of Illinois. This is a liberal arts degree in the discipline of education studies.
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.
|Prerequisites to Professional Courses
|Introduction to Theories of Learning and Cognition
|Introduction to Education
|Literacy Instruction for Content Area Classrooms: Middle and Secondary
|Introduction to Classroom Teaching and Technology for Learning
|Classroom Management and Assessment
|Characteristics and Instruction of Exceptional Learners
|Professional Responsibility and Ethics for Teachers
|Introduction to Research: Pre-Service Teachers
|Teaching Diverse Learners at the Secondary Level
|Secondary Content Methods
|Select one of the following:
|Content and Methods for Teaching English at the Middle and Secondary Levels
|Content and Methods for Teaching Physical Education at the Middle and Secondary Levels
|Content and Methods for Teaching Mathematics at the Middle and Secondary Levels
|Content and Methods for Teaching Science at the Middle and Secondary Levels
|Content and Methods for Teaching Social Science at the Middle and Secondary Levels
- 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.