Academics

Post-Masters Programs

 

Type 73 Certification

School Service Personnel Certificate, with Guidance and Counseling Endorsement

Program Objectives:

The purpose of this program is to enable students with a master’s degree to enroll in a certification program and meet certification/endorsement requirements. The objective of the Certification/Endorsement program is to enable individuals to meet specific certification requirements not possible within their Master’s program.

Admission Requirements

• A master’s degree from a regionally-accredited college or university of higher education in school, counseling, another counseling or related field or an educational field.

• A transcript evaluation by Concordia University Chicago.

• Evidence that the Illinois Test of Basic Skills recently has been passed.

• Completion of 12 semester hours of psychology or sociology with a grade of “C” or better.

Certification and Endorsement Requirements

• A minimum of 21 semester hours of required coursework specifically selected to meet State Certification/
Endorsement or programrequirements must be completed at Concordia University Chicago.

• A minimum 3.0 GPA and Portfolio Checkpoint 1 are required before admittance into the Practicum.

• A transcript evaluation for the Certification/Endorsement.

• Successful completion of Portfolio Capstone.

Areas of Study

Human Growth and Development (3 hours)
CED-6035 Counseling and Human Development

Counseling Theory (3 hours)
CED-6010 Counseling Theory and Practice

Counseling Techniques
CED-6015 Counseling Interventions and Techniques

Group Dynamics (3 hours)
CED-6240 Group Work in Schools

Appraisal of Individuals (3 hours)
CED-6250 Fundamentals of Assessment or
PSY-6025 Assessment Techniques

Research and Evaluation (3 hours)
CED-6230 Evaluation and Research for Counselors or
PSY-6030 Research in Psychology

Professional, Legal and Ethical Responsibilities (6 hours)
CED-6000 Introduction to the Counseling Profession
CED-6045 Ethics, Law and Morality for Counselors

Social and Cultural Foundations (3 hours)
CED-6055 Multicultural Counseling

Lifestyle and Career (3 hours)
CED-6020 Career Counseling and Education

Professional Curricular (6 hours)
CED-6210 School Counseling: Program Development and Organization
CED-6220 Counseling and Consulting in Schools

Elective (3 hours)
Any graduate level course chosen in consult with your advisor.

Practicum/Internship (9 hours)
PSY-6982 Practicum
PSY-6992 Internship

Capstone Experience
Option #7: Portfolio and Oral Defense

Type 75 Certification

General Administrative Certificate

Program Objectives

The purpose of this program is to enable students with a master’s degree to enroll in a certification program and meet certification/endorsement requirements. The objective of the Certification/Endorsement program is to enable individuals to meet specific certification requirements not possible within their master’s program.

Admission Requirements

• A master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.

• A transcript evaluation by Concordia University Chicago.

• Evidence that the Illinois Test of Basic Skills recently has been passed. Certification and Endorsement Requirements

• A minimum of 50 percent of the semester hours of required coursework specifically selected to meet State
Certification/Endorsement requirements must be completed at Concordia University Chicago. Once
 has been specified, it cannot be changed without the approval of the program coordinator and the registrar.

• A minimum 3.0 GPA and Portfolio Checkpoint 1 are required before admittance into the Practicum. A
transcript evaluation for the Certification/ Endorsement will be completed upon student request.

• Successful completion of Portfolio Capstone.

Note: While not a degree requirement, candidates seeking this degree will not be considered program completers until they have passed the mandated state certification test(s).

Time Limit

All credit toward the Certification/Endorsement program must be completed within five calendar years after registration for the first course. A petition for time extension may be filed with the Dean of the College of Education.

Program Procedures

• After transcripts have been evaluated, students will be assigned an advisor. Students are responsible for meeting with their advisor to lay out the timing of their program.

• Course registration is the responsibility of the student.

• Upon completion of coursework, the student is responsible for scheduling his/her State of Illinois examination.

• Once all certification/endorsement requirements have been met, the student is to make application for endorsement through the Office of the Registrar.

Type 75 Areas of Study for General School Administration

Instructional Leadership (12 hours)
EDL-6100 Research in Education
EDL-6120 Supervision and Improvement of Instruction
EDL-6130 School Evaluation and Change Processes
EDL-6240 Instructional Leadership

Post Masters Programs

Management of Public Schools (9 hours)
EDL-6210 School Finance and Business Management
EDL-6220 School Organization and Human Resources
EDL-6230 School Law

School and Public Policy (6 hours)
EDL-6300 Ethics of School Leadership
EDL-6984 Internship in School Leadership and Public Policy;
Portfolio defense

Capstone Experience (3 hours)
EDL-6983 Internship in School Leadership

Capstone Option #7: Standards-Based Portfolio and Oral Defense for Type 75 Certification

The capstone for this program also requires that all candidates complete and successfully defend the portfolio related to this program.

Internship Guidelines

• Concurrent enrollment in the two internships is not permitted.

• EDL-6981 must be completed in a school apart from where the candidate is employed and in a context that offers an experience diverse from the candidate’s experience.

• EDL-6982 can be completed in the school where the internship candidate is employed.

• The first internship may be done after the first semester of enrollment at Concordia University Chicago. The second internship may be done after the completion of  21 semester hours.

Type 75 Certification with Superintendent Endorsement

Described below are the courses required for the Superintendent Endorsement attached to a Type 75 Certificate. The 30 semester hours of credit listed below must be beyond the master’s degree level.

Admission Requirements

• Have a regionally-accredited master’s degree.

• Have a Type 75 General Administrative Certificate.

• Have a minimum graduate GPA of 3.5.

• Have a minimum of two years of supervisory or administrative experience in a school.

• Supply evidence that the Illinois Test of Basic Skills has been passed recently.

Areas of Study for Superintendent Endorsement

Governance of Public Schools (6 hours)
EDL-7100 The Superintendency
EDL-7210 Policy Analysis

Management of Public Schools (9 hours)
EDL-7220 Human Resource Administration and Bargaining
EDL-7230 Educational Finance
EDL-7240 Supervisory Theory and Practice

Educational Planning (6 hours)
EDL-7120 Research-based Decision Making
EDL-7140 Organizational Change

Departmental Electives – Select two (6 hours)
(One of these must be an ethics course if an ethics course was not taken previously at the master’s degree level)

EDL-7300 Ethics for Educational Leaders or
THY-6400 The Christian in Society
EDU-7100 Curriculum Theory and Design
EDL-6250 Special Education Law and Policy
EDL-7110 Strategies of Educational Leadership
EDL-7250 Legal Issues for School Districts

Clinical Experience (3 hours)
EDL-7891 Professional Career Training-Superintendent Track

Capstone
The capstone experience in the Superintendent Endorsement program is the completion of an internship as part of EDL-7891.

(Note: While not a degree requirement, candidates seeking this degree will not be considered program completers until they have passed the mandated state certification test(s).