Master of EducationCurriculum & Instruction with a K-12 Reading Endorsement

The Master of Arts in Education in Curriculum & Instruction 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 for Individuals who hold a valid Minnesota teaching license and who wish to further develop their skills in literacy and methods.

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Curriculum & Instruction with a K-12 Reading Endorsement Curriculum Overview

The Master of Arts in Education in Curriculum & Instruction with a K-12 Reading Endorsement program prepares licensed educators to be experts in classroom instruction, assessment of student learning, and reading specialists. Particular attention is focused on helping teachers integrate and apply national, state, and local academic standards into relevant and significant classroom experiences designed to increase student achievement for all students.

The classroom instruction emphasis is also intended to better help teachers develop and integrate best practices in the psychology of teaching and learning, curriculum design, dynamic, instructional strategies, and technology into their daily classroom practice. Upon completing the program, teachers will be more resilient and dynamic, critical and creative thinkers, better able to adapt, lead, and teach in the ever changing demands of today’s complex classroom. The coursework is designed to be sequential and is offered face-to-face and online.


  1. Apply Online
  2. 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. More information can be found on the How to Request Official Transcripts site.
    • Please have all official transcripts sent to: Concordia University – Saint Paul Office of Graduate Admission ATTN: Kristine Erickson 1282 Concordia Avenue St. Paul, MN 55104
  3. 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 your student portal. 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.

Technology Requirements

Students enrolling at Concordia University, St. Paul must have access to a computer that meets Concordia’s technology requirements. Contact the University Help Desk at or (651) 641-8866 with any questions regarding these requirements.

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Student Outcomes

95%95% of CSP grads receive job offers within one year of graduation. (*First Destinations survey administered by Concordia University, St. Paul)
$57,736Highest average salary among MN private school grads (bachelor's) four years after graduation(*salary data source:
44%CSP graduates earn 44% more than the national average. (*Graduate earning data source:

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At completion of the program you will earn a Master of Arts in Education in Curriculum & Instruction with the K-12 Reading Endorsement.

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