Concordia University Chicago

Introduction

At Concordia University Chicago (CUC), we are proud to provide students around the world with an outstanding education which encompasses tradition and academic innovation. Our history of excellence has turned us into a byword for the highest standards of teaching. With a wide portfolio of programs to choose from, you will be able to select a degree that corresponds to your personal and professional aims.

Our professors are eager to share their years of professional experience with you, and you’ll benefit from their insight, expertise, and willingness to advise you on all matters relating to your studies. With CUC, you will receive dedicated support at every step of your educational journey.

ACCREDITATIONS:

  • Nationally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
  • Illinois State Board of Education
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
  • Council for Accreditation of Counselling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
  • The College of Business is a member of the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) and a candidate for the additional specialized accreditation by ACBSP

THE CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO ADVANTAGE

  • CUC has been selected as a 2016-17 College of Distinction. The university has been part of a select group of colleges to earn this prestigious recognition since 2010
  • CUC ranked 77th out of 156 regional Midwest universities in 2015 by US News and World Report
  • CUC was voted 96th out of 684 master’s-degreegranting universities in 2013 by Washington Monthly
  • Graduate with a globally recognized MBA/Master’s degree
  • CUC ensures that our international students get the right skills and support so they can successfully complete their studies. Our Seminar in Higher Education assists with the transition to graduate level studies in the USA; it is an essential part of all programs for international students
  • Choose to study for 1 or 2 years with our with our flexible program-pacing options
  • CUC ranks as the second best education school in Illinois by Best Education Schools.com
  • CUC ranks as the fourth best education school in the Midwest by Best Education Schools.com
  • CUC ranks as the 17th best education school in the USA by Best Education Schools.com
  • Benefit from being taught by our highly dedicated and experienced faculty
  • Enjoy a more personalized learning experience with small classes
  • Be part of a vibrant social scene with our many clubs, societies, sports teams, and campus activities
  • Access great facilities, including computer labs, library, fitness center, running track, tennis courts, and much more
  • Study in Chicago, one of the world’s greatest cities
This school offers programs in:
  • English

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MS, Computer Science

Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 USA Chicago

The Master of Science in Computer Science graduate program is designed to prepare students for immediate entry into the nation’s professional workforce in computer science. [+]

MS, Computer Science The Master of Science in Computer Science graduate program is designed to prepare students for immediate entry into the nation’s professional workforce in computer science. The program will help provide advanced quality graduate studies, in the areas of critical importance and great demands (such as Software Engineering, Database, Website Development, Computer Networking, Cyber Security, Big Data, Cloud Computing and Mobile Application Development), to the citizens of the Illinois, the nation and the world. Typical career paths include: Data analyst IT consultant Multimedia programmer SEO specialist Systems analyst Web developer Course Requirements Academic Entry Requirements: Bachelor’s degree from a U.S. equivalent, regionally accredited institution GPA earned 2.85 or above English Language Proficiency*: IELTS: minimum 6.0 or TOEFL: minimum 72 (internet-based) or Michigan Test: minimum 85 or Bachelor’s degree from international English-speaking university or advanced degree from a U.S. institution Official test scores should be provided. Other Documents: Completed and signed application Objective statement Copy of official transcript Copy of passport Two letters of recommendation Proof of English language proficiency Declaration of finances/bank statement/financial guarantee *Once admitted to the program, a student’s transcripts will be evaluated to determine if prerequisite coursework is needed. Candidates will be provided with a program plan which will outline their graduate program. Candidates will be evaluated on demonstrated proficiency in the following prerequisite areas: - C++ or Java - Data Structures - Operating Systems - Computer Architecture Note: If the candidate is deficient in any of the above prerequisite areas, he/she will need to... [-]

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MA, Curriculum and Instruction

Campus Full time 1 - 2 years October 2017 USA Chicago

This customised master’s program examines the role of the teacher, providing you with the opportunity to consider what makes a truly effective educator – so that you can become one yourself. [+]

MA, Curriculum and Instruction This customised master’s program examines the role of the teacher, providing you with the opportunity to consider what makes a truly effective educator – so that you can become one yourself. Throughout this course you will learn about current issues in the teaching profession, and become familiar with the most recent methodologies and practices. Upon graduation you will have gained the skills needed to create an effective curriculum and deliver it to students in a manner that is both supportive and authoritative. Course Requirements Academic Entry Requirements: Bachelor’s degree from a U.S. equivalent, regionally accredited institution GPA earned 2.85 or above English Language Proficiency: IELTS: minimum 6.0 or TOEFL: minimum 72 (internet-based)* or IELTS: minimum 5.5 plus CUC Pathway Program* or TOEFL: minimum 60 (internet-based) plus CUC Pathway Program** or equivalent. *For further clarification, please contact your dedicated educational consultant. **Upon successful completion of the CUC Pathway Program, students are fully admitted to their academic program. For further clarification, please contact your dedicated educational consultant. [-]

MA, Early Childhood Education

Campus Full time 1 - 2 years October 2017 USA Chicago

Widen the scope of your skills in early childhood education and build a solid foundation comprised of theoretical and practical knowledge drawn from experienced tutors. [+]

MA, Early Childhood Education Widen the scope of your skills in early childhood education and build a solid foundation comprised of theoretical and practical knowledge drawn from experienced tutors. This specialised master’s program has been carefully designed by CUC’s academic faculty. As an educator with previous experience working with young learners, you will benefit from our tutors’ professional knowledge and develop new competencies in a range of disciplines focused on child development. These will include up-to-date teaching strategies, collaboration with parents and institutions, proper educational settings, and relevant legal frameworks. This will help you acquire the knowledge needed to pursue a rewarding career in early childhood education. Typical career paths for graduates include: Education consultant Lecturer/professor Early childhood teacher Early childhood administrator Early childhood public policy and advocacy specialist Early teacher educator or researcher Course Requirements Academic Entry Requirements: Bachelor’s degree from a U.S. equivalent, regionally accredited institution GPA earned 2.85 or above English Language Proficiency: IELTS: minimum 6.0 or TOEFL: minimum 72 (internet-based)* or IELTS: minimum 5.5 plus CUC Pathway Program* or TOEFL: minimum 60 (internet-based) plus CUC Pathway Program** or equivalent. *For further clarification, please contact your dedicated educational consultant. **Upon successful completion of the CUC Pathway Program, students are fully admitted to their academic program. For further clarification, please contact your dedicated educational consultant. [-]

MA, Educational Administration

Campus Full time 1 - 2 years October 2017 USA Chicago

This program will provide you with the skills and knowledge that you need for a successful career in education administration, including prioritizing student success, collaborating with key stakeholders (such as boards and families), and organizational skills. [+]

MA, Educational Administration This program will provide you with the skills and knowledge that you need for a successful career in education administration, including prioritizing student success, collaborating with key stakeholders (such as boards and families), and organizational skills. After taking this course, you will be prepared for managerial roles in education administration. You will develop skills in leadership and supervision, with a curriculum focused on translating theory into effective practical application to ensure that you understand how the concepts work in practice. Typical career paths for graduates include: Community education directors School system superintendents Curriculum coordinators Administrators at post-secondary schools School principal Director of admissions Course Requirements Academic Entry Requirements: Bachelor’s degree from a U.S. equivalent, regionally accredited institution GPA earned 2.85 or above English Language Proficiency: IELTS: minimum 6.0 or TOEFL: minimum 72 (internet-based)* or IELTS: minimum 5.5 plus CUC Pathway Program* or TOEFL: minimum 60 (internet-based) plus CUC Pathway Program** or equivalent. *For further clarification, please contact your dedicated educational consultant. **Upon successful completion of the CUC Pathway Program, students are fully admitted to their academic program. For further clarification, please contact your dedicated educational consultant. [-]

MA, TESOL

Campus Full time 1 - 2 years October 2017 USA Chicago

The current demand for English language teachers is set to increase even higher in the near future. In fact, a recent UNESCO report stated that over the next 10 years more than 2 billion people will begin learning to speak English – creating nearly 3 billion individuals who will use English as a second language. [+]

MA, TESOL The current demand for English language teachers is set to increase even higher in the near future. In fact, a recent UNESCO report stated that over the next 10 years more than 2 billion people will begin learning to speak English – creating nearly 3 billion individuals who will use English as a second language. Therefore it goes without saying that a postgraduate qualification in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) will unlock countless career opportunities, both at home and overseas. Whether you would like to work in a school or university setting, or perhaps pursue a career with one of the many private language education organisations operating worldwide, this specialised master’s program will give you the skills required to fulfil your goals. Course Requirements Academic Entry Requirements: Bachelor’s degree from a U.S. equivalent, regionally accredited institution GPA earned 2.85 or above English Language Proficiency: IELTS: minimum 6.0 or TOEFL: minimum 72 (internet-based)* or IELTS: minimum 5.5 plus CUC Pathway Program* or TOEFL: minimum 60 (internet-based) plus CUC Pathway Program** or equivalent. *For further clarification, please contact your dedicated educational consultant. **Upon successful completion of the CUC Pathway Program, students are fully admitted to their academic program. For further clarification, please contact your dedicated educational consultant. [-]

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