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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

Although every prospective Doctorate of Education candidate has their own personal and professional reasons for advancing their career, and while they hail from a variety of different workplace settings—schools, hospitals, nonprofits—for the most part, it’s safe to say that most share something very special in common: they’re eager to lead. Is it your turn now to… Read More

The Evolution of STEM and STEAM in the U.S.

By Jennifer Gunn November 3, 2017

One of the most popular online MEd programs at Concordia is the Curriculum & Instruction degree with a concentration in STEAM—and we’re not surprised. As STEAM continues to gain momentum in our country, it’s becoming increasingly obvious that many schools value the arts just as much as they do science, tech, engineering, and math. In fact,… Read More

You Know You’re An Early Childhood Educator When…

By The Room 241 Team October 30, 2017

One of the best parts of connecting with other educators in the same field as you is sharing inside jokes, stories, and daily occurrences you can all relate to. And when that field is early childhood education, those moments can get pretty hilarious. Here are some signs you’re a true-blue, tried-and-tested early childhood educator. You… Read More

A Typical Week for a Concordia Online MEd Student

By The Room 241 Team October 20, 2017

There’s no doubt that earning a master’s degree takes dedication and time management. Teachers ask us all the time, “How do I balance getting a master’s while working 40-plus hours a week?” “How long will it take?” and “What are the expectations?” So we put together this infographic that details a typical week for a… Read More