Teaching and Learning Master's

Earn Your Teaching & Learning Master's

Online Format:

The Master of Education in Teaching and Learning 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.

Master's Program Highlights:

  • Up to 50% transfer credits considered
  • Class meets online
  • Under $13,000 for Teaching and Learning Master's
  • Only 30 credit hours
  • 2-Year Completion Time
  • Summer and holiday breaks

Benefits of the Online Format: 

  • Earn same degree online as on campus
  • No special computer skills required; user-friendly format
  • Professors and Advisors readily available
  • Accessible interaction with classmates
  • Computer Help Desk is available for tech support

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

Program Requirements:

  • Hold a valid teaching certificate for a minimum of 2 years
  • 30 credit hours of coursework
  • Master’s Capstone Experience

Areas of Study:

Course Title Hours
EDU 6500 Curriculum Construction 3
EDU 6565 Addressing Diverse Populations in the Classroom 3
EDU 6525 Teacher as Practitioner 3
EDU 6135 Fundamentals of Learning Theory 3
EDU 6212 Studies in Literacy and Multi-literacies 3
EDI 6035 Assessment of Student Learning 3
EDT 6010 Integrating Technology Across the Curriculum 3
EDL 6715 Providing Instructional Support 3
EDU 6640 Teacher as Researcher 3
EDU 6556 Seminar in Reflective Practice 3
  Total Credit Hours: 30

Master's Capstone Experience:

The capstone experience for the Master’s Degree in Teaching and Learning is embedded in the final course, Seminar in Reflective Practice. Candidates will be required to develop and implement a research project based on their interests related to teaching and learning.

Tuition Guarantee:

The special per credit hour cohort tuition is $393 for Initial Leadership, $447 for Differentiated Instruction, $475 for Teaching and Learning, $479 for Blended & Online Teaching for 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
  • Two years of successful lead-teaching experience
  • Objective Statement essay
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official sealed academic transcripts from institutions where degrees were earned
  • Copy of teacher 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.

Accredited Quality Programs:

These programs are arranged and made possible by the K-12 Teachers Alliance in cooperation with OAESA and Concordia University Chicago