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If education is your passion, this is your university. One of the most respected names in learning today, Concordia University is reshaping the way the world views teachers and students. We offer education degree programs at every level — many of which can be earned online — from a Bachelor in Education to master’s and doctorate degree programs. Our programs are housed in and guided by our first-of-its-kind, trailblazing College of Education campus in Portland, Oregon, where PreK-8 students learn just down the hall from Concordia students. Where we believe that for education to be effective, health and safety come first. And where we create curricula that will help you change lives.
You believe in the power and reach of education. And we believe in the power of you. We know you have what it takes to make a difference, and we want to help you get there. That’s why our undergraduate and graduate education degrees blend academic rigor, student support, and flexible program options so you can pursue or advance your career as an educator. We’re here to make sure nothing stands in the way of your dream to guide and inspire the next generation of learners.
Concordia educators represent one of the nation’s largest group of MEd recipients (IPEDS 2016). Our College of Education alumni — already over 20,000 strong — includes BA, BS, MAT, MEd, and EdD graduates who are effecting change every day. Whether you’re seeking an undergraduate or graduate degree, a fiercely loyal professional network can be invaluable for your career aspirations — and this network is one you’ll want behind you for life.
It’s amazing what you can achieve when you put your mind to it. It’s going to take determination, some teacher-to-teacher advice, and a whole lot of heart. And we’re excited to help you every step of the way.DOWNLOAD OUR FREE GUIDE
Founded by the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, Concordia University-Portland opened its doors in 1905 as a four-year academy for pastors and teachers. In 1977, Concordia became a four-year college, and 18 years later, Concordia College became Concordia University-Portland, a member of the Concordia University System — a network of nine nonprofit, private universities.
Today, Concordia University offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in education, business, nursing, health care, social sciences, religion, math, and science, as well as a Juris Doctor degree at our School of Law in Boise, Idaho.
Our mission as a Christian University is to prepare leaders for the transformation of society. We are committed to providing a challenging, supportive, and faith-based learning environment where spirited intellectual inquiry strengthens our dedication to justice, compassion, and moral integrity.
Rich in diversity, where students of any faith are welcome, Concordia integrates the following principles of a Lutheran education into every course:
Drawing on over a century of experience, Concordia is serving the needs of our education students, our community, and the world around us.
All of our education degree programs, whether on-campus or online, are accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Accreditation through NWCCU means that Concordia University-Portland meets the commission's established standards of educational quality and effectiveness.
In addition, our Oregon and Washington endorsement teacher education programs are approved by the Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission.
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