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GRADUATE ACADEMIC COMMUNITY 2. Understand principles of structuring research topics, gathering and using appropriate information, and employing valid statistical techniques in educational research designs a. Understand and demonstrate design procedures for qualitative and quantitative research in second language teaching and learning b. Critically interpret current research in second language teaching and learning 3. Apply current technology methods and innovations to second language teaching and learning a. Evaluate modern electronic resources and considers strategies and issues involved in incorporating them in the classroom b. Demonstrate how technology can be used to deliver and enhance instruction in the second language classroom

Admission Requirements Admission to the graduate program in world language instruction consists of applying for graduate study at Concordia College. Application forms are available online at www.cord.edu/Academics/graduate/apply1.php. The forms may be downloaded, completed and sent directly to the Office of Graduate and Continuing Studies for processing. Admission to a graduate program requires submission of the following materials: 1. A letter of application indicating intent and required materials submitted for application 2. A completed Application for Admission to Graduate and Continuing Studies form 3. An essay of at least 500 words, typed and double-spaced, that represents your highest level of academic writing. Provide a description of your professional experiences and background that have contributed to your readiness for graduate education. Specify those experiences that prepared you for your desired master’s degree. State your professional goals and indicate your potential to achieve this degree. 4. Sealed or certified copies of official transcripts for all postsecondary academic work should be sent directly to Academic Affairs, Attn: Office of Graduate and Continuing Studies. 5. Three letters of recommendation from different individuals 6. A nonrefundable $35 application fee payable to Concordia College. All application materials should be sent to Academic Affairs, Attn: Office of Graduate and Continuing Studies, Concordia College, 901 8th St. S., Moorhead, MN 56562.

Admission Deadline for Summer Term Start Applications for admission to the graduate program in world language instruction will be accepted on a rolling basis. Review of applications to the program will begin on March 1. Preference will be given to qualified candidates whose applications are received by March 1.

Degree Requirements

• Students may progress either through the cohort or may take individual courses. Full-time cohort students may complete the program in 18 months. • A thesis and a comprehensive oral examination are required of all candidates for the degree. • All course requirements including clinical expectations must be completed with at least a grade of C. An overall GPA in the graduate program must be a 3.0.

Contact Information Viann M. Pederson de Castañeda, Ph.D. Director, Master of Education, World Language Instruction Professor, World Languages and Cultures Concordia College, 901 8th St. S., Moorhead, MN 56562 (218) 299-3304 / email: pederson@cord.edu Karla J. Smart-Morstad, Ph.D. Thesis Project Coordinator Associate Professor, Education Concordia College, 901 8th St. S., Moorhead, MN 56562 (218) 299-3638 / email: smart@cord.edu Cynthia R. Carver, Ph.D. Chair, Division of Professional Programs and Communication Studies Professor, Communication Studies and Theatre Art Concordia College, 901 8th St. S., Moorhead, MN 56562 (218) 299-3154 / email: carver@cord.edu Eric Eliason, Ph.D. Dean of the College and Vice President for Academic Affairs Concordia College, 901 8th St. S., Moorhead, MN 56562 (218) 299-3606 / email: vpaa@cord.edu Fax: (218) 299-4940 World Language Instruction Program Faculty Stephanie L. Ahlfeldt, Ph.D. Communication Studies and Theatre Art Aileen L.S. Buslig, Ph.D. Communication Studies and Theatre Art Franciso L. Cabello-Cobo, Ph.D. World Languages and Cultures Gregory B. Carlson, Ph.D. Communication Studies and Theatre Art Jonathan P. Clark, Ph.D. World Languages and Cultures Mark K. Covey, Ph. D. Psychology Dawn E. Duncan, Ph.D. English Kenneth W. Foster, Ph.D. Political Science Eduardo Gargurevich, Ph.D. World Languages and Cultures Cassandra L. Glynn, Ph.D. Education Stephen A. Grollman, Ph.D. World Languages and Cultures Debra M. Grosz, Ph.D. Education Heidi Hamilton, Ph.D. Concordia Language Villages

Tuition and Fees

Paul Hoff, (D.A.) Concordia Language Villages

For information on tuition and fees, please go to www.ConcordiaCollege.edu/ graduate or contact the Office of Graduate and Continuing Studies by mail or phone (218-299-3257).

Mona M. Ibrahim, Ph.D. Psychology Juihsien H. Kao, Ph.D. Counseling Center

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Academic Catalog 2013-14  

2013-14 Concordia College Catalog | June 2013, Volume III

Academic Catalog 2013-14  

2013-14 Concordia College Catalog | June 2013, Volume III