Concordia University—​St. Paul

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Distinguishing Characteristics

Graduate program(s)
Master of Arts in Differentiated Instruction emphasis EdS degree - Principal or Superintendent licensure
Master of Arts in Education Early Childhood emphasis Master of Arts in Family Life Education
Master of Arts in Educational Leadership Master of Arts in Education – emphasis in Autism Spectrum Disorders
Master of Arts in Educational Technology Master of Arts in Education – emphasis in Emotional/Behavioral Disorders
Master of Arts in Classroom Instruction/Reading Licensure Master of Arts in Education – emphasis in Learning Disabilities
Master of Arts in Education - Special Education
Distinguishing characteristics of online program (as submitted by school)

Concordia's MA in Education programs and the Educational Specialist degree are offered in a cohort model in which students start with a group of students and take the courses in a sequential order together. With on-line courses, it is a perfect learning model for busy education professionals. Students meet once a week for each of the seven week courses.

School type Private
Grad programs NCATE accredited Yes
Grad programs TEAC accredited No
Terms Semester

Program Offerings

Advanced degree programs offered
Education Specialist Yes
Ph.D. N/A
Ed.D. N/A
Online master's in education degree programs 11
Concentrations offered
Curriculum and Instruction
Educational Administration and Supervision
Educational/Instructional Media Design
Special Education and Teaching
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods
Categories of study offered to master's students
Teaching track Yes
Counseling/Psychology track Yes
Administration track Yes
Research/Policy track N/A

Course Offerings

Credit-granting courses 62


Instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 7 full-time; 78 part-time
Instructional faculty with Ph.D. or terminal degree 86% full-time; 21% part-time
Tenured or tenure-track faculty 5
Average experience teaching online courses 4 years
Program fully finances faculty training Yes
Tech staff supporting faculty 2 full-time; 0 part-time

Class Size

Average class size 13
Maximum class size 20

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online Yes
Can earn degree entirely abroad Yes
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations No
Group projects/simulations No
Exams No
Classes include campus-based students No
Collaboration among online and campus students No instructor preference
Students enroll as online students Online and on-campus students are in separate courses
Credits earned online equal earned on campus Yes
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus Majority
Same curricula for online and campus students All


One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates


Graduation rates
Graduation rates
Most frequent duration of time for new students to graduate 2.0 years
Program target time to graduate 2.5 years
Required time to earn degree 5 years

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