Graduate Education Programs

Concordia University Chicago

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Programs designed for working educators

MA Illinois Principal Preparation Program

Offers Certificate | In-person | 2 or 2.5 years

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

Offers Certificate | Online, Hybrid, or In-person | 2 years

Reading Master's w/ Endorsement

Offers Certificate | Online or In-person | 2 years

MAT - Secondary Education

Offers Certificate | In-person | 3 years

Curriculum and Instruction Master's

Online or In-person | 2 years

Teacher Leader Master's w/ Endorsement

Offers Certificate | Online or In-person | 2 years

Special Ed. Master's w/ Endorsement

Offers Certificate | Online or In-person | 2 years

Clinical Mental Health Master’s

Offers Certificate | In-person | 3 years

Educational Administration

Online | 2 years

ESL Master's w/ ESL Endorsement

Online or In-person | 2 years

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All programs meet on-campus or online

School Counseling Master's

Offers Certificate | In-person | 3 years

MAT - Elementary Education

Offers Certificate | In-person | 2.5 years

Educational Technology: Leadership Master's

Offers Certificate | Online or Hybrid | 2 years

Differentiated Instruction Master's

Online or In-person | 2 years

Early Childhood Education Master's

Online or In-person | 2 years

Special Ed. Leadership Master's

Online or In-person | 2 years

TESOL Master's

Online or In-person | 2 years

Concordia University Chicago prepares our students academically, intellectually, practically and ethically for a meaningful career and life. Our graduates are equipped to lead with integrity, creativity, competence and compassion.

Program Highlights

  • Convenient online and cohort formats available
  • Summer & holiday breaks
  • One course completed every 8 weeks
  • Up to 50% of courses can be waived with eligible transfer credits
  • Concordia University is a non-profit, CAEP (formerly NCATE) accredited institution
  • Graduate with a degree recognized in the United States and in accordance with the Illinois State Board of Education

Tuition & Aid

  • 17% to 25% 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

Graduate programs beginning 8/26/19 are subject to increased tuition

Accredited, High-Quality Programs

  • These programs are arranged and made possible by the K-12 Teachers Alliance in cooperation with Concordia University Chicago.
  • The Educator Preparation Programs at CUC have been accredited since 1962 by the National Council of Teacher Education (NCATE) and NCATE’s successor the Council for the Accreditation Education Programs (CAEP). Both Advanced Endorsement Programs and Initial Licensure Programs have been awarded this highly sought recognition of excellence granted to select programs across the country. CAEP is the only national accrediting body for educator preparation which recognizes those programs of distinction that prepare educators against the most rigorous standards.
  • At the graduate level, nationally recognized programs for excellence include the Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction with the ESL Endorsement, Reading Education, Master of Arts in Teaching at the Elementary and Secondary Level, and Educational Leadership (Principals).

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