Program Overview

The Masters of Science Degree in Teaching and Learning program is for classroom teachers who want to maximize their impact in the classroom with newly developed techniques and increased understanding of the learning process. Renew your license in multiple subjects and fields, or increase your expertise in a special area of interest. Enjoy learning with students and experienced faculty from diverse backgrounds with a level of personal attention that is truly unique within the field of online education. The program uses a portfolio-based assessment process aligned with the Core Propositions of the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards, and offers students various tracks of study.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn techniques to provide more  opportunities for student engagement
  • Understanding of major educational philosophies and their respective approaches to curriculum development
  • Experiences in applying current educational learning theories and developing their applications for the teaching process
  • Knowledge of effective instructional strategies, utilizing Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences as the philosophical foundation
  • Well-versed in the attitude, skills, and techniques needed to effectively teach at-risk students using social, personal, cultural, and community dynamics
  • Well-researched in the nature of alternative education K-12 programs in public schools and the impact on the community


Students can complete multiple concentrations

Financial Assistance

Federal Student Aid

  • Federal Student Loans are available to graduate students seeking degrees.  You may apply online at  Concordia’s school code is 003842.  

Preferred Educational Partners

  • Student’s whose school districts are Preferred Educational Partners receive a tuition reduction.  Please see for more information.

Christian Educator Discount

  • Grants are available to teachers in Christian Schools

Teach Grant

  • Students who agree to teach for four years at an elementary, secondary, or educational service agency that serves students from low-income families may be eligible for a Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) grant. 

Entrance Requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college/university
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.00 for full acceptance


EDG 507/807 Curriculum Leadership (3 credits)
EDG 521/821 Human Learning and Motivation (3 credits)
EDG 528/828 Instructional Strategies for Effective Teaching (3 credits)
EDG 699/887 Assessment for Learning (3 credits)
EDG 515/815 Educational Research Methods (3 credits)
EDG 590/890 Thesis Completion (3 credits) OR
EDG 595/895 Graduate Capstone Project (3 credits)
EDG 627/924 Portfolio I ( 0 credits)
EDG 628/925 Portfolio II (0 credits)
EDG 629/926 Portfolio III (0 credits)

EDG 509/809 Integrating Learning Across the Curriculum (3 credits)
EDG 514/814 Educational Ministry in the Digital World (3 credits)
EDG 526 The American Family Today (3 credits)
EDG 522/833 Leadership for Change in Education (3 credits)
EDG 535/835 Legal and Ethical Issues in Education (3 credits)
EDG 537/837 Supervision of Instruction (3 credits)
COUN 543/843 Counseling Theories and Issues (3 credits)
EDG 544/844 Current Topics & Research in Literacy (3 credits)
EDG 556/856 Language & Literacy Development (3 credits)
EDG 562 Faith Development of Young Children (3 credits)
COUN 569/869 Schools, Community, and Family (3 credits)
EDG 570 Cooperative Learning in the Classroom (3 credits)
EDG 574 Art in Elementary and Early Childhood Education (3 credits)
EDG 576/876 K-12 Literature (3 credits)
EDG 580/880 Family Development (3 credits)
COUN 584/884 Human Development (3 credits)
EDT 589/889 Applying Technology in the Content Areas (3 credits)
EDT 607/907 Multimedia for the Classroom (3 credits)
EDT 608/908 Critical Issues in Educational Technology (3 credits)
EDG 632/932 *Educating Students at Risk (3 credits)
EDG 633/933 *Alternative Education (3 credits)
EDT 639/939 School Leadership in Technology (3 credits)
EDG 642 The Reflective Practitioner (3 credits)
EDT 657/957 Building Online Learning Communities (3 credits)
EDG 649 Professional Learning Communities (3 credits)
EDT 670/970 Integrating Technology in the Classroom (3 credits)
EDG 811 Servant Leadership (3 credits)
EDG 682/819 +Methods of Teaching ESL (3 credits)
EDG 683/871 +Observation, Analysis & Practicum in ESL Classrooms (3 credits)
EDG 681/817 +Accommodating Differences in Literacy Learners (3 credits)
EDG 677/816 +ELL Literacy: Reading, Writing, and Grammar Strategies (3 credits)
COMM 560/860 +Cross Cultural Communication (3 credits)
ENG 540/840 +Basic English Linguistics (3 credits)
EDG 695/875 +Portfolio: ESL (0 credit)

Other electives may be available upon permission from the Program Director

*required coursework for Alternative Education (DPI #1952 License)

+required coursework for ESL License (DPI #1395 License)

Program Director

Aimee Hickman


Accelerated Learning Centers


“The Teaching and Learning Master’s Program provides flexibility in terms of taking and completing class work around my schedule and also provides interactions between classmates and professors that go beyond what one would expect for online courses.  Not only was I able to expand my knowledge of classroom strategies and current topics, but the professors at CUW encouraged me to explore topics that I am passionate about.”
--Kristine Gielow, Alumni