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So you’ve decided to take the next step in advancing your career by applying to Concordia’s doctoral program. That’s great! Concordia has helped many education professionals build credibility through their research and become more effective leaders. While preparing your application, some questions might come up. Luckily, we have answers. We sat down with Tyler Jass, Concordia’s… Read More

Made the decision to apply to one of Concordia’s online Master of Education programs? Good for you! Earning an advanced degree will be extremely rewarding and beneficial for you, your career, and the students who rely on you to show them the ways of the world. As you dig into the application, consider this information and… Read More

5 Myths About Earning a Master of Education Online

By The Room 241 Team December 6, 2017

It’s no surprise that online education has become extremely popular in recent years. In 2014, more than 5.7 million students were enrolled in online education, and that number has continued to soar. The appeal is obvious—flexibility and convenience—especially for working professionals like teachers. You can earn your MEd from anywhere in the world, on your… Read More

One of the top reasons Concordia’s online students choose to study virtually is because they’re holding full-time jobs; balancing a career, lifestyle, and graduate program is much easier when you can log in to class at any time of day. But what about opportunities to study outside the country? As an online student, you can… Read More

Tips for Completing Your Statement of Intent

By The Room 241 Team August 15, 2017

In addition to a completed online application, a Work History Form, and official transcripts, applicants to our Master of Education online programs are required to submit a Statement of Intent that addresses the three topics below. This is really the piece of the puzzle that requires the most thought—which in turn makes it the easiest… Read More

How to Make The Best Use of Your Enrollment Specialist

By The Room 241 Team August 4, 2017

When you request more details about Concordia University-Portland’s online MEd or EdD programs, you’ll quickly hear from one of our incredibly skilled Enrollment Specialists—E.S., for short. Perhaps you’ve already heard from your assigned admissions guru, but haven’t had a reason to call them back. Or, maybe it’s been a while since your undergrad years, and… Read More

Geri Cloud, a Concordia University-Portland online faculty member since September 2010, is the first recipient of the Dr. Karl Smith Servant-Oriented Leadership Award, which was established in February 2012 to commemorate the significant contribution that Dr. Smith made to education through his work as a Concordia Portland online faculty member. The award, issued each year in February,… Read More

Anyone considering pursuing their master degree or doctorate has to also plan how they will pay for grad school. Scholarships, grants and loans are the options available to most people. Loans, however, should be a choice of last resort. Sometimes loans can have high interest rates and they all, of course, must be repaid. If… Read More

5 Ways for Asian-Americans to Pay for Grad School

By The Room 241 Team February 18, 2013

Searching for ways to pay for grad school can be a daunting process. With many opportunities for scholarships, grants and loans, it is a great time to head back to school. Although a graduate education may cost some money up front, scholarship and grant awards can defray the costs associated with higher education. Additionally, a… Read More

5 Ways for African-Americans to get Money for Grad School

By The Room 241 Team February 17, 2013

College is expensive, and graduate school is even more so, since money for grad school is often in the form of loans. For many, the expense of additional student loans are worth the investment; but for those who cannot take on additional debt, there are loans and scholarships available to help make a graduate degree… Read More

If you are considering pursuing a graduate degree in order to advance your career, it is important that you plan strategically for ways to pay for grad school. Scholarships and grants should always be considered before taking out loans for the simple reason that they do not have to be paid back. If you are… Read More

Required Qualifications for Early Childhood Education Jobs

By The Room 241 Team November 24, 2012

A broad array of jobs and careers await those who choose a career in early childhood education, and each of them requires distinct early childhood qualifications. People who enter this career field generally enjoy working with small children and often find research about child development interesting and invigorating. While many people who enter this career… Read More

Career Options for Grads with Master of Education Degrees

By The Room 241 Team October 11, 2012

Are you a college student working on your Master of Education degree and preparing to embark on a teaching career? Perhaps you are a working teacher looking at more rewarding higher education jobs? Or maybe you’re considering a career change and investigating a move into one of many fulfilling jobs for teachers? If your passion… Read More

Graduate school is a possible next step for people with bachelor’s degrees who want to improve their skills and advance their careers. While some careers require graduate study to become certified for employment, such as medical and legal professions, other careers simply benefit from extended education. Teachers do not need graduate degree to get a… Read More

There is a core belief behind every educator. We all have known teachers who are simply amazing. They inspire, they impart knowledge and they add value to their students’ lives. These individuals understand the sacrifice and dedication one must make in order to be successful in the lives they touch. Teaching is rewarding, exciting, and… Read More