Concordia’s Graduate Classes in International Education Give Teachers Opportunities for CTLE and Other Advancement

Concordia’s Graduate Classes in International Education Give Teachers Opportunities for CTLE and Other Advancement

Courses within Concordia College’s new M.S. in International Education are ideal for teachers looking to advance their careers. 

As K-12 teachers in New York state know, current CTLE (Continuing Teacher and Leader Education) requirements focus increased attention on English Language Learners and Multilingual Learners. The International Education coursework at Concordia College New York (a NYSED-approved CTLE Sponsor) emphasizes students’ cultural and social variables, making it a great fit for fulfilling those requirements.  

For teachers who have already earned their permanent certificates, credits for the courses can apply toward salary scale increase opportunities. 

In-service teachers will find the classes particularly convenient: all coursework can be completed online, and students enroll in one 8-week course at a time, offering deep study in a manageable format. 

The classes are eye-opening and transformative, featuring introspective approaches to cultural frameworks that facilitate communication across cultures. The curriculum is designed to foster cultural sensitivity and appreciation for diversity, so teachers emerge with a well-rounded worldview, prepared to make positive contributions to multicultural classrooms. 

For teachers interested in continuing on to a master’s degree in International Education, Concordia offers a clear path. After 21 credits from the core curriculum, students choose a 9-credit concentration: Curriculum & Instruction, The Christian Educator, or Leadership, then finish with a Capstone Research Seminar to earn the Master of Science in International Education. 

For more information or to apply, please contact Dr. Joanna Maulbeck at Joanna.Maulbeck@concordia-ny.edu