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Lower the Cost of Your Master of Education Degree

By The Room 241 Team March 19, 2018

It takes a hungry mind, passion, and foresight to decide to pursue an MEd while working full time—not to mention a heart of gold, knowing that what you learn will benefit you and your students. That said, money shouldn’t be the reason you pump the brakes. At Concordia University-Portland, we understand that affordability is top… Read More

6 Grants To Help Fund Educational Projects or Field Trips

By The Room 241 Team September 13, 2017

We all want to provide our students with the most engaging, memorable learning experiences, but finding the funding to execute some of our projects and activities can be a challenge—unless you know where to look. There are actually plenty of grants available that help cover the costs of supplies or field trips, as long as… Read More

If you’re eager to advance in the field of education but lack the financial means to do so, scholarships and grants can be a huge help. What’s the difference between a scholarship and a grant? Simply put: Scholarships are “merit-based” and are awarded to students with certain personal and/or professional qualifications. Grants are sometimes “need-based”… Read More

10 Resources for Teachers To Get Money for Grad School

By The Room 241 Team February 16, 2013

For classroom teachers, earning an advanced degree can be a fulfilling way to invest in yourself and your classroom. But obviously, a Master of Education comes with a price tag. That’s why 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… Read More

How to Get Paid for Your Summer Teaching Abroad

By The Room 241 Team February 13, 2013

This post has been updated as of November 2017 From Europe to Asia, there are tons of opportunities to get paid teaching abroad. And although many teaching jobs abroad require a commitment of at least a year, there are resources for teachers looking to spend a short summer term in a foreign country. Here are… Read More

Apple Discounts For Teachers: What You Need To Know

By The Room 241 Team February 9, 2013

This post has been updated as of May 2018. Do you need a new MacBook for work, but you absolutely dread thinking about the cost? What if you could get a discount for being an educator? Apple is there to help. Technology in the classroom is more important than ever. Most students in school now… Read More