You’ve taken the first step towards leadership. 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.

STUDENT RESOURCE CENTER

For general resources, program information, and tips for success as a student, visit our online Student Resource Center!

Contact Your student services advisor

NEXT MEd START DATE: December 2nd
NEXT EdD START DATE: January 6th
Student Portal

The student portal is the gateway to earning your degree. Access your email, MyCU, and Blackboard.

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Student Portal

The student portal is the gateway to earning your degree. Access your email, MyCU, and Blackboard.

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YOUR NETWORK

Meet over 10,000 educational professionals who appreciate your drive

Concordia University-Portland is home to a strong and active support network of educational professionals who are eager to include new Cavaliers. We encourage you to browse our official alumni section and explore the full advantages of connecting with us – starting right now.

And don’t forget to join our private Facebook group created solely for current students and alumni, where you can:

  • Ask questions or get advice from fellow education professionals. This community is only for College of Education MEd and EdD students, alumni, enrollment services, student services, and guests invited by Concordia University-Portland.

  • Contribute helpful resources and celebrate one another’s triumphs, discuss our challenges, and share interesting educational moments.

  • Gain access to special giveaways, professional development opportunities, and networking events.

ONLINE LEARNING

Join us on Blackboard — where it all comes together

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.

Click here watch a walkthrough on how to navigate an MEd course in Blackboard.

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Course Schedules

Master of education Program

Master of Education Program:

Class Begin Date Class End Date
October 28, 2019November 30, 2019
December 2, 2019January 4, 2020
January 6, 2020February 8, 2020
February 10, 2020March 14, 2020
March 16, 2020May 2, 2020
May 4, 2020June 6, 2020
June 8, 2020July 11, 2020
Doctorate of Education Program

Doctorate Program:

Class Begin Date Class End Date
October 21, 2019December 14, 2019
January 6, 2020February 29, 2020
March 2, 2020April 25, 2020
April 27, 2020June 20, 2020
June 22, 2020August 15, 2020

The full academic calendar, including add/drop/withdrawal deadlines, can be found here.

Certificates: Non-Licensure/Non-Endorsement

Certificates:

Class Begin Date Class End Date
November 11, 2019January 4, 2020
January 6, 2020February 8, 2020
February 10, 2020March 14, 2020
March 16, 2020May 2, 2020
May 4, 2020June 6, 2020
June 8, 2020July 11, 2020

TEXTBOOKS & RESOURCES

Our libraries are always open — and the bookstore delivers

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).

Bookstore: We work closely with our textbook partner, MBS Direct, to guarantee you receive the best in education. The following directions walk you through how to order books for your classes.

  1. Visit http://bookstore.mbsdirect.net/education.cu-portland.htm

  2. Enter your student ID (G number).

  3. Review courses and required course materials listed.

  4. For each course material listed, choose an option, then select “Add Selected to Cart.”

  5. Select “Proceed to Checkout.”

  6. Review cart and select “Check Out Now.”

  7. Log into your account. (New users will be required to create an account.)

  8. Verify shipping address.

  9. Select shipping method.

  10. Choose payment option.

  11. Review and finalize order.

For customer service, visit the bookstore’s support section, or call directly at 800-325-3252.

Watch a quick video on ordering your textbooks here.
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Program Handbooks

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 HANDBOOK

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Check out the answers to our most common FAQs

I can’t log into my class. What should I do?

Technical support is available. For help with your account, please contact: studentservices@education.cu-portland.edu.

What about learning disabilities and accommodations?

Concordia University–Portland is committed to the full access and inclusion of all qualified students and its programs. Click here for a full overview.

Do I have to follow a class schedule or can I take courses when I want?

The calendars reflect all of the start and finish dates for the upcoming classes. We set the time frame, and you choose when you learn. View the current class schedules.

What if I have account or technology questions?

Access the Knowledge Base here for questions about your account or issues with our technology — or contact your student services advisor.

How do I request a transcript?

You may request an official or view an unofficial transcript through your MyCU student account or visit the Office of the Registrar's transcript page for step-by-step instructions by clicking here.

How do I apply for graduation?

Submit your application to the Registrar’s Office by the end of your 5th course. Follow the proceeding instructions to apply, or contact your student services advisor for more information.

  1. Log into your MY.CU account

  2. Select “Student & Financial Aid”

  3. Select “Student Records”

  4. Select “Graduation Application”

How can I check my grades?

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.

What if I have a question about my grade?

Your instructor can answer specific grading questions. In the event that your instructor is unavailable, or the class has ended, you may contact the student services department at studentservices@education.cu-portland.edu.

What is the Academic Standing Policy for Concordia online graduate students?

It is important that every student takes a moment to review the handbook and become familiar with our Academic Standing Policy. Students who do not successfully pass one course will be placed on Academic Probation. Failing two courses places you at terms for dismissal from the university.

Can I take two classes at once?

Our online MEd and certificate courses are designed to be offered in a specific sequence and build on learning in a logical order and are, therefore, taken one at a time. EdD students take two classes at a time in their first and second years.

How do I access the online library resources?

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.

What if I need to take time off from my studies?

A student who must request a leave of absence from studies for any reason should contact the director of student services at studentservices@education.cu-portland.edu.

How can I find out more about the American Psychological Association (APA) format required for discussion board posts and in the formal writing I do?

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.

What if I have a question, but do not know who to ask?

Please feel free to contact us at studentservices@education.cu-portland.edu with any questions or concerns you may have throughout your program. The faculty and staff at Concordia want you to become successful in all aspects of your course and program. We are here to provide you the assistance and support necessary for your success.

I have a Bachelor of Arts degree from a university in Canada. Does this degree satisfy the prerequisites of enrollment for your university?

Your Canadian degree may fulfill the requirement of needing a bachelor’s degree. However you will be responsible for having your transcripts evaluated by a professional evaluation service in order to determine if your degree and grade point will meet our requirements." For a list of acceptable evaluation services, please visit: International Student Admission Requirements.

What is the schedule for course sessions and breaks?

Check the course calendar for course start dates and breaks on this page.

What are the dates to drop or withdraw from a class?

The full academic calendar, including add/drop/withdrawal deadlines, can be found here.

Does Concordia offer post-graduate seminar credits?

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.

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