Blended and Online Teaching pK-12 Educators Master's

Earn Your Master's in Blended and Online Teaching

Online Format:

The Master of Arts in Blended and Online Teaching pK-12 Educators is designed for current educators with content expertise in their respective areas who are interested in teaching and learning in an online environment. These educators would be those looking for online pedagogical knowledge, technology skills, and an understanding of the current and future roles of online education in meeting student learning needs in the pK-12 environment.

Program Highlights:

  • Up to 50% transfer credits considered
  • 2 years or less completion time
  • Summer & holiday breaks
  • One course completed every 8 weeks
  • Classes meet in an online format

Program Requirements:

  • Admission acceptance into the Blended and Online Teaching pK-12 Educators program
  • Hold a valid teaching license for a minimum of 2 years
  • 30 credit hours of coursework
  • Classes meet in an online format

This program will enable candidates to:

  • Be able to articulate the pedagogical underpinnings of online education and develop instructional strategies appropriate to the online student
  • Think creatively and critically of ways in which online education can serve to meet the learning needs of students
  • Master a variety of technology skills using current information, communication, and learning technologies
  • Develop instructional and assessment strategies using research based data-driven decision making to inform instruction
  • Envision emerging technology trends and their application in teaching and learning

Areas of Study:

Course Title Hours
OTES 6100 Introduction to pK-12 Online Education 3
EDT 6005 Web Tools for Educators 3
EDT 6015 Productivity Tools for Educators 3
OTES 6400 Learning Theories and Online Instructional Strategies 3
OTES 6500 Instructional Design for Digital Learning 3
OTES 6700 Assessment and Student Success in an Online Environment 3
EDT 6060 Trends and Future of Technology in Education 3
IDT 6200 Social Computing 3
FPR 6640 Teacher as Researcher 3
EDU 6556 Seminar in Reflective Practice (Capstone Course) 3
  Total Credit Hours: 30

Master’s Capstone Experience:

The capstone experience for Blended and Online Teaching pK-12 Educators is the last course, Seminar in Reflective Practice. As the capstone course, candidates will demonstrate online instruction in a field setting by designing a unit of study or block of instruction using online instructional strategies. Candidates will then teach the unit to students in an educational setting, analyze student learning gains, and reflect on their implementation of online instruction. Candidates will demonstrate their proficiency, knowledge and skills by integrating technology as a teaching and learning tool throughout the unit or block on instruction and its implementation.

Tuition Guarantee:

The special per credit hour cohort tuition is $393 for Initial Leadership, $447 for Differentiated Instruction, $479 for Blended and Online Teaching pK-12 Educators, and $393 for Teacher Leader. This rate is guaranteed not to increase over the life of the cohort. In addition, a technology fee of $15 per credit hour ($45 per 3 credit course) will be assessed for the purpose of supporting and enhancing student learning (Concordia e-mail, Blackboard, text notifications), and a $135 graduation fee. We reserve the right to offer different tuition rates, or change the prices of other programs.

Admission Requirements:

  • Undergraduate cumulative grade point average of at least 2.85 (on a 4.00 scale) and/or a Master's Degree with at least a 3.00 GPA
  • 2 years of teaching experience
  • Objective Statement essay
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official sealed academic transcripts from institutions where degrees were earned
  • Copy of valid teaching license

Once all materials are submitted and your file is complete, the following steps will be taken:

  1. Your file will be reviewed by the Graduate Admission Committee.
  2. An admission decision will be reached immediately following the committee review, and you will be notified in writing within a few days.

NOTE: Admission to Concordia University Chicago depends on several factors, including: the cumulative GPA, program fit, professional experience, letters of recommendation, and an objective statement (critical writing sample). Students who do not have an undergraduate cumulative GPA of at least 2.25 (on a 4.00 scale) will not be considered for admission.

Applicants may enroll in one semester of classes as a "pending" student awaiting an admission decision. Please note that participation and enrollment in the cohort does not guarantee admission to the University. Pending students who are denied admission will not be automatically withdrawn from the class, and will not receive a tuition refund. Pending students are not eligible for financial aid, therefore, please complete the admission process and submit official transcripts by the beginning of the semester for full admission to the graduate cohort program.

The Office of Graduate Admission and Enrollment Services will send a letter upon receipt of your application, and non-refundable $60.00 application fee (includes 1-year Associate Membership in OAESA). If you have any questions regarding your admission status, please feel free to contact us at:

Office of Graduate Admission and Enrollment Services
Phone: 708-209-4093
Fax: 708-209-3454
Email: graduate.admission@CUChicago.edu

Other Contacts:

Cohort Information Graduate Information Office 800-946-9608
Payment Plan Office of Student Business Services 708-209-3237
Financial Assistance Office of Student Financial Planning 708-209-3113
Online FAFSA form www.fafsa.ed.gov 800-4-FED AID

NOTE: Those who intend to apply for financial aid should complete the financial aid process at the same time they apply for admission. Financial aid is available to admitted students (not pending/guest status) and is not retroactive.

This is only an introduction of the program. You are responsible to review the Graduate Catalog for program details.