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You’ve taken the first step towards advancing your career. And now that you’re pursuing a higher degree at Concordia University-Portland’s College of Education, you’re ready to take the next step. It all starts here, with a few tools, tips, links, and a little virtual guide gathering your materials and prepping for classes.
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Blackboard is the main course management system used by Concordia University-Portland. Faculty load course content in a confidential and class-specific manner, administer exams, deliver grades, and monitor discussion. For students, Blackboard can be used to submit assignments, read and post to class discussion boards, view materials uploaded by professors, take quizzes, and more. It’s intuitive and easy to use, with support available at every turn.
Full-text articles and journal databases are yours, with around-the-clock availability and 24/7 online libraries. And all of your textbooks are available through our partner MBS Direct with your student ID (G number).
We work closely with our textbook partner, MBS Direct, to guarantee you receive the best in education. Free shipping is available for orders over $49.00.
Get started now! Purchase your textbooks in the online store.
Need help with ordering textbooks? Visit our bookstore page.
Have a medical care need? In need of dental care? Check out the new Kaiser Permanente 3toPhD Wellness Center on campus, available to all students, located in the Concordia University + Faubion School building. Accepting all insurances and will assist students without insurance.
Need to pick up a few food items or grab something for lunch? Visit Basics, the food club located in the Concordia University + Faubion School building. Basics sells healthy and organic foods at a reduced cost in order to ensure Faubion and Concordia students aren’t going to class hungry.
Please take your time to read through the program handbook to fully understand what is expected of you as a Cavalier in one of Concordia University’s degree programs. Download the latest version here:MAT PROGRAM HANDBOOK MEd PROGRAM HANDBOOK EdD PROGRAM HANDBOOK CERTIFICATES PROGRAM HANDBOOK
The MAT program will prepare candidates to teach at either the elementary level (Grades K-8) in a self-contained classroom or at the secondary level (Middle and High School) in a subject-specific class such as biology or social studies. Upon successful completion of the program, students are recommended for an Oregon Preliminary Teaching License.
There are tests mandated by the state of Oregon for teacher licensure. Please consult this list of testing requirements.
Two program options are available for MAT students on campus in Portland, Oregon. Students selecting the 11-month, Full-time program can begin the program in either January or June and will attend school full time during the day. Students selecting the 22-month MAT Evening program will begin the program in late August and will attend classes two evenings per week during the first four semesters. During the fifth and sixth semesters, MAT-E students are required to attend full time for practicum teaching, student teaching, and one final evening course. The January start is for the elementary grade level only, the June and August starts are for both elementary and secondary grade levels.
For those living in San Bernardino, CA and who are interested in teaching at the elementary level (PreK-grade 8), Concordia offers an online MAT program that can be completed in 20 months. The clinical experiences required to earn a MAT (practicum and student teaching) will be completed in a school setting in the San Bernardino area.
The Placement Office oversees the clinical experience of licensure programs within the College of Education. Please visit the Placement Office page for more information.
Please contact an admission counselor at 503-280-8501 to discuss which programs will best fit your needs. Some programs provide additional licensure or endorsements for Oregon and Washington educators. You and your school must meet certain qualifications to pursue additional licensure, and our counselors will be happy to discuss your options on the phone or in-person.
Here’s a link to our library resources for MEd students.
The research library is a valuable resource for doctoral candidates. Several databases are available to help candidates locate scholarly articles and studies throughout their tenure in the program. Here’s a link to our EdD Research Library.
Concordia University-Portland IRB approval for research is a significant milestone on the doctoral journey, representing that the candidate’s research design has passed a formal ethics review, which has determined that the proposed research design complies with current federal regulations for research involving human subjects. Here’s a link to our IRB.
Courses for add-on certificate and licensure programs are only available for those working in Oregon or Washington, and most courses can be taken on campus, online, or as a combination of both.
Submit your application to the Registrar’s Office. Follow the proceeding instructions to apply or contact your Student Services Advisor for more information.
Log into your MY.CU account
Select “Student & Financial Aid”
Select “Student Records”
Select “Graduation Application”
Students can view their grades for individual assignments in the “My Grades” screen in each Blackboard course. Official course grades and transcripts can only be accessed via My.CU. Finals grades will be available through My.CU within a week after each course ends. My.CU is the same website you use to accept financial aid and update personal information. Remember to use your CU ID number (Gnumber) and PIN to login to My.CU..
Concordia University-Portland offers many online tools, including full text articles and journal databases. To access the online library, go to http://www.cu-portland.edu/academics/libraries.
Concordia University-Portland's library offers links to many writing resources including APA formatting sites. To access these resources go to http://www.cu-portland.edu/academics/libraries?topicid=31.
Kappa Delta Pi is an international honor society organized to recognize scholarship and excellence in education. Each spring new students may be inducted into Concordia’s College of Education chapter if they obtain an overall GPA of 3.3 for undergraduates and 3.7 for graduates and meet all other chapter requirements. Visit the Kappa Delta Pi webpage for more information.
Yes! Concordia University is proud to partner with Dr. Becky Bailey, an international expert, publisher in early childhood education and development and the creator of Conscious Discipline, to provide graduate seminar credit for her workshops. Learn more on our Professional Development Conferences page.