Concordia University-Portland College of Education

If education is your passion, this is your university. One of the largest and most respected names in learning today, Concordia University uses forward-thinking ideas and knowledge based on emerging research to change the world, student by student. Because every day, the future is in the classroom, looking to educators to guide them. Take the next step without losing any momentum in your current role—100% online.

WHY CONCORDIA

Because we get you

You bring tireless energy to your work every day, and yet you’re here because you’re ready to enhance your influence. We know you have the power to do even greater things, and we want to help you start doing them right now. That’s why our convenient online programs blend academic rigor, coursework flexibility, and student-first support to help you balance work and personal responsibilities. We get that you have a busy life, but don’t let that stand in the way of your dream to have more impact.

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College of Education

Ten thousand-plus reasons why

Concordia educators represent one of the nation’s largest group of MEd recipients (IPEDS 2016)—already over 10,000 strong—and our growing number of EdD graduates are effecting change every day. No matter which degree you seek, a fiercely loyal professional network can be invaluable for your career aspirations—and this network is one you’ll want behind you for life.

How to fit an MEd into your already busy 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.

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ABOUT US

Concordia is the Latin word for "harmony," literally "with (one) heart"

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 10 nonprofit, private universities.

Today, Concordia University offers a solid liberal arts education with undergraduate and graduate degree programs in education, business, nursing, healthcare, 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:

  • Learning to question
  • Embracing science and leveraging technology for good
  • Discovering the gifts God has given you and sharing them in service to others
  • A rigorous education for all

Through our online graduate programs in education, we are able to extend our mission to help working professionals who want to improve their communities and the world around us.

As a regionally accredited university, Concordia University-Portland pursues online learning with the same passion and commitment to excellence that has marked our 110-year history.

Our online degree programs, including the Master of Education and Doctorate of Education, are accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. Accreditation through NWCCU means that Concordia 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.

For Teachers

Ditch the Candy: Cavalier Teachers Share Their Favorite Sugar-Free Incentives

Rewards work, and we all love them. But let’s face it, filling students with sugary prizes can be a double-edged sword. It’s unhealthy, distracting, and hardly a one-size fits all option. So, we asked Concordia University-Portland’s College of Education students and alumni what alternatives they use to avoid sweet treats in the classroom. When we... Read More

Teacher Recognition

How to Thank a Teacher (When You’re a Teacher, Too)

November is the perfect time to say thanks, but it’s more than gathering around a table with your family and loved ones. Think about the teachers in your life—the ones educating tomorrow’s leaders, inspiring everyone around them, and being there for their students 25 hours a day, 8 days a week, and 366 days a... Read More

For Teachers

Inclusive Education: What It Means, Proven Strategies, and a Case Study

Considering the potential of inclusive education at your school, or, perhaps, are you currently working in an inclusive classroom and looking for effective strategies? Lean in to this deep-dive article on inclusive education to gather a solid understanding of what it means, what the research shows, and proven strategies that bring out the benefits for... Read More

Featured Cavalier

Q&A with Concordia MEd Graduate: Gaston Woodland Jr. ’14

Often on this blog you’ll see Q&As with our alumni—educators we are proud to recognize and fortunate to catch up with. We call them our Featured Cavaliers. If you’re reading this as a prospective student, you may be interested in learning about their experiences with Concordia. And if you’re a fellow Cavalier, we hope you... Read More

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