Off-Campus Education Master's Programs

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Tony Arbogast

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You have just taken the first step toward obtaining your Master's Degree at Concordia University Chicago, the most popular cohort program in Illinois.

I am committed to helping you through the application process. I can be reached at (708) 957-5994 or Monday - Friday from 8-5. Please do not hesitate to contact me directly as it is my job to help you in any way that I can.

Getting Started

By clicking the NEXT button below, you will be taken to our Student Information Packet. This link contains detailed information about the programs including our step-by-step admission process, program requirements, and course descriptions.

You are now ready to start the application process. Please keep in mind I am here to help you, feel free to call or email with any questions you may have.

Welcome to Concordia University!



Reduced Tuition

$145 Per Month

if using financial aid*

Tony Arbogast

Tony Arbogast
(708) 957-5994 or email

Financial Aid & Pay-As-You-Go Plans

There are 2 ways to pay for Concordia University Chicago's Masters Programs; Financial Aid or a "Pay-As-You-Go Plan.”

My team and I are here to help you with this. This part of the process can often be confusing for students. Please feel free to to contact us with any questions you may have regarding this. I can be reached at 708-957-5994.

The majority of our students use financial aid to pay for the program. While many students mistakenly think that they won’t qualify for financial aid, there are Stafford Loans available that are not based on need.

I have included step by step directions below regarding applying for financial aid and how to enroll in a pay-as-you-go plan.

Financial Aid Pay As You Go Plan


Earn Your Master's Degree

In your area, one night per week or online

Programs Offered:

Special Ed. Master's w/ Endorsement (online format only)

ESL or Bilingual Endorsement w/ Curriculum & Instruction Master's

Special Ed. Leadership Master's (online format only)

Early Childhood Education Master's (online format only)

Early Childhood Special Education Master's

School Counseling Master's

Teacher Certification w/Master’s (MAT)

Educational Administration

Teaching and Learning Master's Program

Leadership Studies Program (online format only)

MA Illinois Principal Preparation Program

Differentiated Instruction Master's (online format only)

Director of Special Education with Master's (online format only)

Reading Master's w/ Endorsement

Educational Technology Master's

Curriculum & Instruction Master's

Teacher Leader Master's

Teacher Leader Endorsement Only

ESL Master's w/ Endorsement

Online Teacher (Pk-12) Master's


Want to learn more about these programs and how to apply?
Click here to see a schedule of upcoming information meetings.

Earn Your Doctoral Degree

All programs meet in your area OR online

See CUC Doctoral Programs

If you are interested in earning a doctoral degree, Concordia Chicago has several options available. Click the button to the right to see all available face-to-face and online doctoral programs.

Class Meets In Your Area or Online

May Starts:

  • Cicero
  • Wells
  • Chicago Heights
  • Crystal Lake
  • Vernon Hills
  • Grayslake
  • Elgin/Streamwood
  • River Forest

August Starts:

  • Gage Park
  • Gordon Tech
  • Lombard / Villa Park
  • Orland Park / Tinley Park
  • Plainfield
  • Rockford
  • St. Charles / Batavia
  • River Forest

Program Highlights

  • Classes meet one night a week, same night for the entire program
  • 2 years or less completion time**
  • Summer & holiday breaks
  • One course completed every 8 weeks
  • Course make up options available
  • No thesis required; final project in lieu of thesis
  • Transfer credits considered
  • Earn same degree online as on campus

17% to 28% Tuition Discount* for Teachers

  • Financial aid & "pay as you go" plans are available
  • Discounted tuition is guaranteed for the length of the program
  • Student loan payments may be deferred until program completion
  • Teacher Loan Forgiveness of up to $5,000 may apply

Accredited Quality Programs

  • These programs are arranged and made possible by the K-12 Teachers Alliance in cooperation with Concordia University Chicago.
  • Concordia University Chicago is a non-profit university accredited by NCATE.


Tony Arbogast

Tony Arbogast
(708) 957-5994 or email

*The repayment example set forth above is for illustrative purposes only and was calculated based on a standard amortization Federal Stafford Loan assuming a loan amount of $12,900, a payment term of 10 years and a fixed interest rate equal to 6.21%. Loan amount of $12,900 is based on the total tuition price for the ESL Endorsement with Master’s program. Your total loan amount may vary based on program selection. The loan calculator used in this example is available at It is your responsibility to verify your eligibility by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid at All loans are subject to federal student aid guidelines. The actual interest rate may change periodically based on federal regulations. If you elect to defer payments until graduation, loan interest may accrue during deferment.

** The Doctoral programs may require a different schedule and completion time. GRE or Miller Analogies test required for Doctoral program.

* 17-28% discount for Master's programs only.


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