Concordia’s Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction with an Early Childhood ZS (General and Special Education) Endorsement program prepares teachers who are able to support and advance every child’s growth and well-being by strengthening candidates’ readiness to:

Admission Requirements for MSCI and Early Childhood ZS (General and Special Education) Endorsement

  • If candidates have a teaching certificate: If interested candidates desire to work toward the Michigan Early Childhood ZS Endorsement, a valid teaching certificate in Elementary Education in the state of Michigan is required. Candidates interested in the Early Childhood ZS (General and Special Education) Endorsement will need to pass the Early Childhood-General and Special Education MTTC test before they can be recommended for the ZS endorsement.
  • If candidates do not have a teaching certificate: If candidates do not have a valid teaching certificate in the state of Michigan, they may apply to the program. However, these candidates are not eligible for the Michigan ZS endorsement. These candidates will take the same coursework, and will work toward their Masters in Curriculum and Instruction with an Early Childhood emphasis.
  • Teaching certificate in Elementary Education in the State of Michigan
  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college/university
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 for full acceptance
  • GRE scores are not required

How to Apply

  • Fill out the application: www.cuaa.edu/apply 
  • Non-refundable $50 application fee
  • One page essay describing your reason for obtaining this degree
  • Resume of your education and employment experience
  • Two recommendations that address your potential for success in the program
  • All official transcripts leading to your bachelor’s degree
  • If you have completed graduate level classes and wish to have them evaluated for possible transfer, please submit these transcripts to Marilyn.Meell@cuaa.edu.

Start Dates and Format

  • September 2, 2017– Seated at Concordia University Ann Arbor Campus, 4090 Geddes Rd.

Questions?

Julie Edler, Graduate Education Outreach Coordinator
734-995-7459, Julie.Edler@cuaa.edu