Program Highlights & Benefits
Classes meet in an online format or on campus
18 month completion time, no summer courses
One course completed every 8 weeks
Transfer credits considered
This program is based on the International Literacy Association (ILA) and the Illinois Reading standards and is designed to help prepare Illinois educators who want to specialize as a Reading Teacher.
Concordia University Chicago’s endorsement in reading education program provides a theoretical and practical framework for literacy instruction and assessment with an emphasis on current research.
This program is based on the International Literacy Association (ILA) and the Illinois Reading Standards and is designed to help prepare Illinois educators who want to specialize as a Reading Teacher.
The program will enable candidates to:
- Strengthen their foundational knowledge of reading and writing processes
- Apply varied instructional practices, methods and curriculum materials to literacy instruction
- Use assessments to plan and evaluate effective reading instruction
- Recognize that students come first
- View professional development in reading as a career-long effort
Candidates eligible for the Illinois Reading Teacher Subsequent Endorsement are able to work as a reading teacher in early childhood, elementary, middle, and/or secondary Illinois school settings.
Areas of Study
|EDU 6212||Studies in Literacy and Multiliteracies||3|
|EDU 6230||Content Reading: Middle and Secondary Schools||3|
|EDU 6234||Assessment of Reading with Remedial Materials and Resources||6 hours, 16 weeks|
|EDU 6298||Reading Practicum Using Developmental Instruction and Support||6 hours, 16 weeks|
|Total Credit Hours:||18|
Masters Capstone Experience
The capstone experience for the MA in Curriculum & Instruction is embedded in the final two courses of the program, Teacher as Researcher and Seminar in Reflective Practice. Candidates will be required to design and implement a teacher research project around the teaching and learning within their classrooms or schools. Teacher as Researcher and Seminar in Reflective Practice must be the last two courses in the program, taken in tandem with the same instructor. Successful completion of both courses fulfills the capstone requirement.
To be eligible for the Illinois Reading Teacher Subsequent Endorsement, candidates must meet the following requirements:
- Hold a valid Illinois Professional Educator License (PEL) prior to entering program
- Complete the Illinois Reading Teacher Subsequent Endorsement coursework
- Passage of the Illinois Reading Teacher Content Test (#177)
NOTE: This is only an introduction of the program. You are responsible to review the Graduate Catalog for program details.