Master of Arts in Curriculum & Instruction, ESL Endorsement

The Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction with an ESL Endorsement will prepare teachers to serve limited English proficient students.

This program 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 will also satisfy the course requirements for an ESL endorsement.

Due to the current COVID-19 / Coronavirus pandemic, the University Center

is closed until further notice.

Students should contact their respective universities to learn about alternative or online instruction methods

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