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What are the Advantages of a Principal Certification?

What is a Principal Preparation Program? “Becoming a school leader is a calling. You are not just becoming a principal. You are becoming an agent of change.” This powerful opening message at the orientation to Concordia University Chicago’s (CUC) Principal Preparation Program is the vision and mission that makes CUC

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What are the Advantages of a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction with ESL/Bilingual Endorsement?

What is a Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction with ESL/Bilingual Endorsement? The purpose of the curriculum and instruction with ESL/bilingual endorsement degree is to help strengthen teachers’ understanding of educational curriculum, planning, practices, challenges and research, particularly when it comes to ELLs. The program is designed to take teachers to

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What are the Advantages of a Master’s Degree in School Leadership?

What is a Master’s in School Leadership? The overarching goal of a master’s degree in school leadership is to provide educators with the knowledge, skills, and tools they need to serve as administrators. It helps current, experienced educators understand the roles and responsibilities of a school leader and fully prepares

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What are the Advantages of a Master’s in Reading Education?

What is a Master’s Degree in Reading Education? Reading and writing are at the foundation of learning. Proficient readers and writers foster a love of reading, develop a broader vocabulary, and gain a better understanding of other cultures through reading; however, not everyone is a proficient reader. A master’s degree

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What are the Advantages of a Master’s Principal Preparation Program?

Some of you may be curious as to what a master’s principal preparation program entails. The general goal of this graduate-level program is to educate and prepare you for an administrative-level position. By the end of this program and after successfully completing state-mandated certification assessments, you will have the opportunity

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All About Concordia University Chicago’s Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction with a Specialization in Trauma and Resilience

Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction: Trauma and Resilience Program Goals Traumatic events such as community and school violence, natural disasters, loss of a parent or caregiver, refugee and war experiences, neglect, physical or sexual assault, and physical, psychological, or sexual abuse are increasingly common experiences for students in today’s classrooms.

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Alumni Spotlight: Gabriel Hoerger, M.A. Principal Preparation

Gabriel Hoerger graduated from Concordia University Chicago with an M.A. in Principal Preparation and currently works as a seventh and eighth grade math teacher at a middle school in Illinois. As an accomplished math teacher for more than five years, we asked Gabe to tell us about his experience pursuing

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