Master of Arts in Curriculum & Instruction

The Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction offers two options. The C&I strand is directed toward the preparation of master classroom teachers. The English as a Second Language strand prepares teachers to serve limited English proficient students.


These programs will enable the teacher to:


  • increase mastery in the skills of teaching

  • achieve a deeper penetration in subjects

  • enhance understanding of the learner and the process of education

  • become a resource person for curriculum development.

Delivery Method

At UC, the program runs on a cohort model in Grayslake classrooms or via a hybrid model that combines classroom and online learning, depending on student demand. Concordia also offers this program in a fully-online format.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution.

  • Graduate admission application including an objective statement.

  • Official transcripts from bachelor's degree (and for any master's degree earned as well).

  • Evidence of ability to achieve success via either regular graduate status, a grade-point average (GPA) of 2.85/4.0 or better in all previous college work, or probationary status, a GPA of 2.25 to 2.84

  • Two letters of recommendation (preferably one from a college or university instructor) addressing academic proficiency, personal character, and competence and effectiveness in professional work.

Transfer Policy

Up to 50% of a degree may be accepted for transfer credit from an accredited graduate school.

Special Characteristics

Students who elect to follow the ESL strand also satisfy the course requirements for an ESL endorsement.

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