Become the transformative leader of your career and your life with the advantages you gain when you earn your Master of Education or Doctorate of Education fully online through Concordia University-Portland.
As an accredited, faith-based university, our mission for more than 100 years has been to provide Concordia Portland students with a quality education based on leading-edge academic theory, practical skills, and proven techniques. All of our graduate online degree programs feature rigorous, focused courses designed to give you the professional knowledge to help advance your education as you advance your career.
You’ll be led by experienced faculty, who are grounded in real-world cases, and are dedicated to your success inside and outside the classroom. Take what you learn in class and apply it to your job the next day. Complete online assignments when and where it’s most convenient. Take the next step with Concordia University-Portland and transform your future:
Master of Education (MEd) Online Degree Programs
- Choose from three MEd degrees and 18 concentrations and gain the skills, knowledge, and training to lead the next generation of learners.
Doctorate of Education (EdD) Online Degree Programs
- Choose from five EdD specializations designed to help you become a transformational education leader focused on helping others in our increasingly complex, diverse, and fast-changing society.
The Value of an Advanced Degree
During some point in their careers, many working adults analyze whether the commitment needed to earn an advanced degree balances out the professional and personal advantages they can gain by earning an MEd or EdD
These advantages, including specialized knowledge, increased professional networking, and other resources and skills gained as part of the learning experience, can be powerful incentives. Each candidate ultimately will need to decide for him or herself. We can, however, provide guidance. Specifically, there is data to show the benefits of a master’s degree for teachers, both in terms of compensation and classroom performance.
The following statistics are based around our MEd and EdD programs. We’ve been offering MEd degrees online for several years and now have thousands of Master of Education online graduates. The above statistics address national trends in the education sector. And many other colleges and universities also offer advanced online degree programs.
In terms of the education sector nationally, we can show teachers with MEd and EdD degrees earn more than their counterparts who don’t hold advanced degrees:
- Both public and private school teachers with master’s degrees earn more money, with public school teachers holding master’s degrees averaging a 23.9% salary increase and private school teachers holding master’s degrees averaging a 28.4% salary increase compared to their counterparts who hold only undergraduate degrees, according to the National Center for Education Statistics [NCEA Table 87, prepared May 2013].
- Public and private school teachers with doctoral degrees likewise report earning more money, with public school teachers holding an EdD or equivalent averaging a 33.8% salary increase and similarly qualified private school teachers averaging a 64.5% increase compared to counterparts who hold only bachelor’s degrees [NCEA Table 87, prepared May 2013].
- An advanced degree can also help teachers boost student performance, which is an increasingly important element in terms of salary increases or other pay boosts: Since 2005, students in grades 4 and 8 led by teachers with a master’s education scored higher on standardized math and reading assessments than did students whose teachers held only bachelor’s degrees, according to the latest report from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), the largest nationally representative assessment of students. [Source: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015 Math and Reading Assessments.]