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When working in education, it’s easy to get caught up in student challenges and successes and our very long to-do lists. Carving out time to stop and reflect is a key component of professional growth. In Concordia University-Portland’s MEd programs, all candidates complete a capstone research experience and one option is EDGR 696: Practitioner Inquiry. This… Read More

How to Choose a Faculty Chair for Your Dissertation

By The Room 241 Team September 14, 2018

So you are on your way to earning your doctorate. Hats off to you! Earning the highest research degree is no small achievement. You’ve dug deep, explored various subjects, engaged in passionate discourse with classmates and colleagues, pushed through intellectual challenges, and found a way to manage your work-life priorities. Now you’ve reached the highly… Read More

Innovation and Connection: Concordia Educators Visit Japan

By The Room 241 Team August 29, 2018

Traveling abroad with other educators can expand your thinking and provide personal and professional inspiration. Lori Sanchez, EdD, professor in Concordia’s College of Education, recently led a graduate study abroad experience to Japan with 15 graduate students. We connected with a few of these Cavaliers to find out what they learned from Japan’s education system… Read More

If you’re passionate about child development and enjoy working with our youngest students, you might be curious about Concordia’s MEd in Curriculum & Instruction: Early Childhood Education. To give you a better sense of what this specific program entails, we thought it would be helpful to examine one of the courses from it. So we… Read More

Earning Your EdD: Our Top 12 FAQs

By The Room 241 Team August 9, 2018

If you’re interested in pursuing your EdD or are already enrolled, you may be curious (or nervous) about the dissertation process, or other aspects of Concordia’s program. To give you clarity, advice, or that boost of inspiration you’re looking for, we asked our EdD students and alums your top twelve frequently asked questions. Read on to… Read More

School and Community Partnerships: Concordia Course Spotlight

By The Room 241 Team July 27, 2018

If you’re interested in Concordia University-Portland’s MEd in Educational Leadership, here’s a closer look at one of the courses from this program: EDGR 620 – School and Community Partnerships. We spoke with adjunct instructor Jeanne Smith, EdD, and discovered more about the course and how it can help educational leaders advance their practice. What’s the goal… Read More

Thinking of enrolling in Concordia University-Portland’s MEd in Curriculum & Instruction: Reading Interventionist program? We thought we’d give you a closer look at one of the concentration courses in this program: EDRD 551 – Diagnosis and Assessment of Reading. To dive into the details, we talked to Carrie Kondor, Associate Professor and Reading Endorsement Chair…. Read More

If you’re curious yet uneasy about earning a graduate degree online, we get where you’re coming from. There are so many programs to sort through and for-profit scams to avoid. But when you find a high-quality, non-profit university that offers innovative programs on campus and online, that’s an option worth exploring. What better place to… Read More

Editor’s note: This article was originally published on Concordia University-Portland’s main website. Expectations were high as the eagerly awaited 3 to PhD facility opened its doors this past August. After years of planning, the innovative new educational model had the eyes – and hopes – of a whole community resting on it. So, how is it… Read More

Thinking of enrolling in Concordia University-Portland’s MEd in Curriculum & Instruction: English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program? This blog post is for you. For a closer look at one of the concentration courses in this program—offered 100% online—we talked to Juliana Smith, ESOL specialist and an associate professor with Concordia’s College of Education…. Read More

We’ve mentioned before that it took several partners to help Concordia University’s College of Education and the Faubion School come to life and become what it is today: a groundbreaking facility that brings preK-8 and higher education learners together under one roof, with wraparound services in the medical, dental, and mental health arenas to help us address… Read More

Doctorate of Education Advice from Concordia Students & Alumni

By The Room 241 Team April 16, 2018

Whether you’re just about to embark on Concordia University-Portland’s EdD program or you’re still deciding if our leadership-focused approach is right for you, there’s no one better to give you advice than those who have already gone through it. See what the EdD students and alumni in our private Facebook community said about their doctorate… Read More

When you’re in the market for a new car, you go for a test drive. When you’re deliberating restaurant options, you check out the menus. When you’re in the market for a master’s degree? Sample the classes. In our new series on the Room 241 blog, we’re asking Concordia faculty to give you a closer… Read More

5 Distinctive Reasons to Choose Concordia’s STEAM Concentration

By Sarah Elliott, EdD January 17, 2018

When you whip up a concoction of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math, the results can be utterly powerful. Through STEAM projects, students learn creativity, innovation, practical knowledge, and blue-sky thinking. They seek answers, solve problems, and gain a collection of skills coveted by 21st-century employers. Without question, STEAM is where it’s at. And a… Read More

One of your students has started acting out in class. Another is suddenly reserved. You’re observing these changes in their behavior and academic performance, but you can’t figure out why. Among the many possible explanations? Trauma. Perhaps they’re dealing with a traumatic event outside of your classroom walls—like their parents getting divorced, a parent going… Read More