General Undergraduate Admission Requirements
All applicants must meet the general admission requirements for Concordia University Chicago undergraduate programs as published in the Concordia University Chicago academic catalog.
New students are accepted into undergraduate degree-seeking programs for online (ADP) and on-campus (Traditional) study in the fall and spring semesters. If you have any questions please work with your admissions advisors.
A course in the major must have the grade C or higher to apply to the major. No course in the major may be taken on the Pass/Fail grade option. No course in the approved program may be taken on the Pass/Fail grade option with the exception of the student teaching internship.
General Education Content Courses Required for the Secondary Education Licensure Program
|Human and Cognitive Development (*)|
|History of the American People to 1877 (*)|
|History of the American People since 1877|
|Child and Adolescent Psychology (*)|
|Foundational Courses in Education|
|EDUC-1050||Introduction to American Education 1||3|
|EDUC-1070||Media and Technology in the Classroom||3|
|EDUC-2020||Human and Cognitive Development (This may satisfy a General Education requirement )||3|
|EDUC-2050||Teaching in Diverse Classrooms||3|
|EDUC-2090||Characteristics and Instruction of Exceptional Learners||3|
|Secondary Education Major Courses|
|EDUC-4100||Foundations of Ethics of American Education||3|
|PSY-2125||Child and Adolescent Psychology (This may satisfy a General Education requirement )||3|
|Professional Secondary Education Program 2|
|EDSC-3600||Teaching at the Secondary Level||3|
|EDSC-4220||Literacy Instruction in the Content Areas||3|
|EDSC-4800||Assessment & Management of Middle/Secondary Grades||3|
|Secondary Methods Coursework in the Subject Area for Endorsement||3|
|Content & Methods of Middle/Secondary Art|
|Content & Methods of Middle/Secondary English|
|Content & Methods of Middle/Secondary Foreign Language|
|Content & Methods of Middle/Secondary Math|
|Content & Methods of Middle/Secondary Science|
|Content & Methods of Middle/Secondary Social Science|
|Content & Methods: Teaching PE Middle/Secondary|
|Student Teaching Internship Semester|
|Register for the course pertaining to the subject area from the following list:||15|
|Student Teaching Internship Art: Secondary/Middle Grades|
|Student Teaching Internship English: Secondary/Middle Grades|
|Student Teaching Internship Math: Secondary/Middle Grades|
|Student Teaching Internship Physical Education: Secondary/Middle Grades|
|Student Teaching Internship Science: Secondary/Middle Grades|
|Student Teaching Internship Social Science History: Secondary/Middle Grades|
|EDUC-4985||edTPA Seminar & Colloquium||0|
|Theology Lutheran Teachers Education|
|Required Methods Course|
|Lutheran Teacher: Vocation and Methods|
|Theology Minor Required Courses (2.75 GPA Required)|
|Martin Luther's Small and Large Catechisms (S)|
|Introduction to the Old Testament (B)|
|Introduction to the New Testament (B)|
|Survey of Church History (H)|
|The Augsburg Confession and its Apology (S)|
|The Ancient Creeds, the Smalcald Articles, and the Treaties (S)|
|Liturgy and Worship (CS) (S) (H)|
LTE candidates should take EDUC-1060 Intro to American Education for Public & Lutheran Teachers.
Must be admitted to Teacher Candidacy to enroll in the professional methods coursework. The professional coursework sequence focuses on the professional formation of the teacher. Coursework contains clinical work in schools to connect coursework with the secondary school classroom experience.
Student Teaching Internship
The Student Teaching Internship is an assignment to teach for 16 weeks in a secondary setting in the candidate’s subject endorsement area under the guidance of a classroom cooperating teacher. The intern will be supported and evaluated by the University supervisor. Candidates must meet the requirements for Transition Point Two: Admission to the Student Teaching Internship Semester to begin the internship. Subsequently, candidates must meet the requirements for Transition Point Three: Successful completion of the Student Teaching Internship Semester. Attendance at scheduled edTPA seminars and Colloquium is required.
The College of Education Manual provides details and guidelines for meeting the criteria for successful completion of the Internship Semester and the process for obtaining the Illinois Professional Educator License.
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Students in the College of Education must meet all University requirements found in the Academic Information section of this catalog. Specific requirements of the College of Education include the following:
- Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 for all college-level coursework completed at CUC.
- A minimum grade of C for all courses taken in a major at CUC.
- A passing score on the Illinois State Licensure Test(s) (taken prior to student teaching for those seeking licensure).
- For your endorsement’s specific test requirement please refer to ISBE’s webpage (https://www.isbe.net/Pages/Professional-Educator-License.aspx) or contact the Licensure Officer at email@example.com
- A passing score on the EdTPA (for those seeking licensure).
- A passing grade for the Student Teaching Internship and a passing grade for both semesters of the DCE internship.
- The College of Education Initial Licensure Program has a stipulation indicating that students in the COE may not take any course as Pass/Fail without permission of the Division Chair or College Dean. Students may not take a course as Pass/Fail if the course is mandated by their licensure program through ISBE. Students may not take a course as Pass/Fail including courses with the following course codes - EDEC, EDEL, EDMG, EDSC, EDSP, EDKS and EDUC. The student teaching internship course and the edTPA course are excluded from this policy because they are automatically Pass/Fail. General education courses outside of the required licensure programs may be taken as Pass/Fail if they are in alignment with the University policy.
- In addition to the overall minimum credits for the degree major, minor, endorsement, and special programs (Honors Program for example) requirements are also necessary if they have been declared. Deficiency in any area of the program will delay awarding of the degree and will require filing of a new intent to graduate. Students may elect to drop minors, additional endorsements, or other special programs if they present an obstacle to graduation.
- Payments of all tuition and fees due to Concordia University Chicago. All holds must be removed to receive transcripts and diploma.
This program leads to Illinois licensure with direct University entitlement. The awarding of initial Illinois teaching licensure will require the completion of your academic program, a passing score on the corresponding Illinois State Licensure Test(s), and a passing score on the edTPA. For your licensure’s specific test requirements please refer to ISBE’s webpage https://www.isbe.net/Pages/Professional-Educator-License-Teaching-Endorsements.aspx) or contact the Licensure Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org.