Masters in Education - Classroom Instruction

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Online, In-Class or Blended?

Offered Online?
Classes meet entirely online.

Offered In-Class?
Classes meet face-to-face at our St. Paul campus or other off-campus location.

Offered Blended?
Course work is completed through a combination of in-class and online class meetings.

Classroom Instruction

Course Length: 7 weeks
Total Credit Hours: 30
Cost Per Credit Hour: $368


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.

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.

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Curric & Instr in Literacy

An examination of the history of the school curriculum, the fundamentals of curriculum design, and methods of implementation for literacy.


Foundations of Literacy

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


Literacy Strat for Grades K-6

An investigation of literature and effective literacy strategies for the elementary classroom.


Literacy Strat Grades 7-12

A review of adolescent literature and effective literacy strategies for learners in grades 7-12.


Assess, Eval & Supervision

Administration and analysis of individual and group assessments and strategies for supervising literacy programs and communicating student progress.


Educational Issues

A study of historical and contemporary issues in education.  Students explore the social and academic goals of education, the current conditions of the nation


Educ Research & Applications

Mastering the systematic and rigorous process of posing a focused question, developing a hypothesis, testing the hypothesis, collecting and analyzing relevant data and drawing conclusions.


Diversity in Education

A study of the issues and approaches to educating a culturally and linguistically diverse population and those with learning difficulties.


Legal & Ethical Issues in Educ

A study of legal issues, professional ethics, and moral philosophy with applications to the field of education.


Research & Complete Capstone

A review and critical analysis of current educational research focused on a specific question. Students complete the capstone project.


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 a graduate 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.

Concordia University Technology Requirements (PDF)