Concordia's Master of Education program strives to combine theory with practice, enabling you to create a practical and engaging classroom experience. The Master of Education in world language instruction program is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. 

Through this program, I gained a community of teachers. Being in touch with those resources and role models is a tremendous gift. This program galvanized me to be a more aware, theoretically grounded and adventurous teacher. I was pushed to critically examine my methods and improve them.



Sara Biondi, Japanese teacher, Raleigh, N.C.

Program of Study

Summer I

  • AMLA 600 - Second Language and Immersion Methodologies (4 credit hours)
  • AMLA 602 - Introduction to Quantitative and Qualitative Research (4 credit hours)
  • AMLA 604 - Motivating Students via Technology (2 credit hours)

Academic Year I

  • AMLA 610 - Technology for Effective Language Instruction (Fall Semester - 4 credit hours)
  • AMLA 612 - Accessing Cultural Products, Practices and Perspectives via Technology (Spring Semester - 4 credit hours)

Summer II

  • AMLA 620 - Assessment in the World Language Classroom (4 credit hours)
  • AMLA 622 - Content-Based Language Learning (4 credit hours)
  • AMLA 624 - Intensive Language Skills in Target Language (2 credit hours)

Academic Year II

  • AMLA 690 - Online Seminar (Fall Semester – 2 credit hours)
  • AMLA 699 - Thesis and Professional Project (4 credit hours)

The thesis or professional project will be a written work of publishable quality and will include documentation of literature review and evidence of extensive research to inform the work.

Concordia faculty members from a wide range of disciplines serve as advisors throughout the thesis process. The expertise and special interests of the faculty are matched to the thesis topics in pairing cohort members with an advisor.

Continuing Registration

Continuing enrollment in Graduate Programs is used for registration after completion of all course requirements or when not otherwise actively enrolled. This course may not be used to meet any program or graduation requirement. Students must be registered for at least one semester hour credit in the term in which the oral examination is scheduled.