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Master of Arts inEducation - Classroom Instruction

The Master of Arts in Education in Classroom Instruction and with a K-12 reading endorsement is designed to prepare teachers to meet the learning needs of today’s K-12 students. Emphasis is placed on literacy development.

Area of Study: Teacher Education

  • Credit Hours: 30
  • Course Length: 7 weeks

This program can be taken:

  • On Campus
  • Online
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Education - Classroom Instruction
Curriculum Overview


This program is an accelerated 2 year cohort program. In general, you will meet one night a week from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. and finish one 3 credit course every 7 weeks. An online format is available that does not require face to face meetings; however, a weekly one hour synchronous audio/visual chat is required. You will still complete one 3 credit course every 7 weeks.

You must hold a current and valid Minnesota teaching license to enroll in the Master of Arts in Education program with the K-12 Reading Endorsement. Note: A passing score on the MTLE Reading test is required to earn the K-12 Reading Endorsement. The endorsement is added to your initial teaching license.


Class Name
  • Foundations of Literacy3
  • Literacy Strat for Grades K-63
  • Literacy Strat Grades 7-123
  • Assess, Eval & Supervision3
  • Educational Issues3
  • Educ Research & Applications3
  • Diversity in Education3
  • Legal & Ethical Issues in Educ3
  • Research & Complete Capstone3
CI-561 - Foundations of Literacy

A survey of the historical and theoretical development of literacy education and expectations for becoming an effective literacy teacher.

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  1. Apply Online
  2. The $50 Application Fee (non-refundable) should be payable to Concordia University by check, money order or pay online. Please allow 2-3 business days for online payment processing.
  3. Submit official transcripts from the regionally accredited institution stating the conferral of a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 based on a 4.0 system.
  4. Submit a typed personal statement that answers the questions listed below. Completed statements should be labeled with your name, academic program, and your contact information and submitted via mail, email or fax. Each question should be answered in a minimum of 300 words (1 page).
  • Why are you choosing to pursue a graduate program at this time in your career, and what are you hoping to accomplish by doing so?
  • What strengths do you feel make you a strong candidate for the program?
  • Describe a past or present personal/professional experience that you believe positively influenced your potential to succeed in a graduate program.

5. Submit a current, professional resume.

Technology Requirements

Students enrolling in an adult undergraduate program must have access to a computer that meets Concordia University’s technology requirements. Contact Concordia’s Help Desk at or (651) 641-8866 with any questions regarding these requirements.

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Concordia University, St. Paul online provides an affordable educational choice for adult learners. Concordia online offers program credits at a competitive rate.

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