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  • Q&A with MEd Graduate: Denise Dempsey ’16

    Posted July 11, 2017 in Students, Faculty & Alumni

    When you become a Concordia grad student, you’re instantly connected to a 10,000-strong alumni network that is fiercely loyal and highly influential. We recently caught up with an alum, Denise Dempsey, who earned a Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction with a concentration in Online Teaching and Learning just last year. She’s currently an Education Consultant…

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  • ‘For All Who Wish to Learn’: An Education Model Worth Celebrating Turns 100

    Posted March 2, 2016 in Featured Stories

    I teach because I believe in the power of education to change a life. What keeps me working and serving at the community college level is the deep understanding that education is a right that should be afforded to all people,  including nontraditional students who are first-generation, immigrants, or of low socioeconomic status. These students…

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  • Five Things to Remember Before Writing a Thesis

    Posted August 7, 2014 in Reference Material

    A thesis paper is more than just an essay–it can be seen as a student’s legacy. A thesis helps define how a student analyzes, interprets, and conveys information, helping to mold his or her forthcoming accomplishments. The significance of thesis papers extend beyond formal education, as they can be referenced time and again on cover…

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  • 97 Reasons Teachers Choose Concordia Portland’s Online Education Programs

    Posted April 21, 2014 in Students, Faculty & Alumni Updated June 21, 2017

    Flexibility and convenience, the chance to achieve a dream, immediate classroom application, the staff, and the cohort and classmates. That’s what our students most value about their Concordia University-Portland experience. Why do teachers choose Concordia University-Portland? Our students drive our success, and we always look for ways to give back. We held a contest on…

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  • 10 Ways Teachers Can Get Money for Grad School

    Posted February 16, 2013 in Master of Education Resources Updated March 2, 2017

    For classroom teachers, earning an advanced degree can be an amazing way to invest in yourself, but it’s important to think strategically about where to get the money for grad school. Carefully pursuing the right mix of scholarships, grants and loans can open the door to a master’s degree in education or even an EdD…

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  • 6 Education Grants You May Never Heard Of

    Posted January 10, 2013 in Classroom Resources

    Because of the high costs of a college education, returning to school and earning a degree is little more than a dream for some people. Fortunately, numerous education grants are available that can help fund a college education. While most people know about the Pell and other popular government grants, there are also quite a…

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  • How to Write a Case Study: The Basics

    Posted November 22, 2012 in Curriculum & Instruction

    The purpose of a case study is to walk the reader through a situation where a problem is presented, background information provided and a description of the solution given, along with how it was derived. A case study can be written to encourage the reader to come up with his or her own solution or to review…

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  • What College Students Need to Know About the Clery Act

    Posted November 9, 2012 in Reference Material

    The Clery Act is designed to ensure that campus crime statistics are available to students and their parents who are choosing a college or university. History of the Clery Act The Clery Act is a federal law was signed in 1990 and amended in 2008 to protect crime victims, whistle-blowers and other individuals from retaliation….

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  • 10 Great Apps for College Students Studying Education

    Posted October 20, 2012 in Reference Material

    Students need all of the help they can get to prepare for and succeed in college. For students training to become teachers, there are specific educational requirements and concerns that need to be addressed.  Luckily, thanks to our technology-driven world, there are many educational apps for tablets and smartphones that can help college students studying…

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  • Adult GED Teacher – Job Description and Salary Information

    Posted October 4, 2012 in Teaching Careers Updated March 16, 2017

    Job prospects can be grim for adults who haven’t earned a high school diploma. If you’re interested in helping to close this education gap, you may want to consider becoming an adult GED teacher. Adult GED teachers help adults earn their general education development (GED) certificate — the equivalent of graduating from high school. Because…

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  • American Sign Language Teacher – Job, Education and Salary Information

    Posted in Teaching Careers Updated March 9, 2017

    If you enjoy helping people who are deaf or hard of hearing, becoming an American Sign Language (ASL) teacher can be an excellent career choice. ASL teachers specialize in the primary language of the deaf in North America. They help deaf and hearing people integrate in a shared culture and society, and they give deaf…

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  • Adult Literacy Teacher: Job Description, Salary and Career Outlook

    Posted in Teaching Careers Updated March 27, 2017

    Literacy is essential to personal, educational and professional success. Indeed, a lack of basic reading and writing skills deprives millions of adults of basic opportunities and essential services every day. If you want to help disadvantaged people overcome illiteracy, you should consider becoming an adult literacy teacher. Adult literacy teachers help adults learn how to…

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  • Top 10 Characteristics of High-Performing Graduate School Students

    Posted September 20, 2011 in Master of Education Resources Updated February 16, 2017

    A graduate school degree is becoming increasingly accessible for working professionals. Having that advanced degree gives a teacher a competitive edge and in-depth knowledge on the job, which has prompted many teachers to look at online education programs. Online graduate school programs are the most flexible, and are usually the best choice to fit into…

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  • How to Write a Letter of Intent

    Posted June 24, 2011 in Tips for Educators

    A statement of purpose, also known as a letter of intent, or LOI, is a brief, focused essay submitted as part of your admission package to a school or university. The LOI establishes intent to enroll by informing Admissions of your educational and career background. The admissions department reviews the LOI, along with the other…

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