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5 Tips for Earning an MEd While Still Teaching Full Time

By The Concordia University-Portland Enrollment Team August 7, 2017

Being a teacher is just as rewarding as it can be tiring. Nearly every day of the week, you’re grading papers and lesson planning. You may have kids of your own and advise Key Club. You may exercise every AM, or tutor every PM. Whatever your lifestyle, you don’t want to shuffle it around—but you… Read More

Q&A with MEd Graduate: Denise Dempsey '16

By The Concordia University-Portland Enrollment Team July 11, 2017

When you become a Concordia grad student, you’re instantly connected to a 10,000-strong alumni network that is fiercely loyal and highly influential. We recently caught up with an alum, Denise Dempsey, who earned a Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction with a concentration in Online Teaching and Learning just last year. She’s currently an Education Consultant… Read More

I teach because I believe in the power of education to change a life. What keeps me working and serving at the community college level is the deep understanding that education is a right that should be afforded to all people,  including nontraditional students who are first-generation, immigrants, or of low socioeconomic status. These students… Read More

Five Things to Remember Before Writing a Thesis

By Room 241 Team August 7, 2014

A thesis paper is more than just an essay–it can be seen as a student’s legacy. A thesis helps define how a student analyzes, interprets, and conveys information, helping to mold his or her forthcoming accomplishments. The significance of thesis papers extend beyond formal education, as they can be referenced time and again on cover… Read More

Flexibility and convenience, the chance to achieve a dream, immediate classroom application, the staff, and the cohort and classmates. That’s what our students most value about their Concordia University-Portland experience. Why do teachers choose Concordia University-Portland? Our students drive our success, and we always look for ways to give back. We held a contest on… Read More

10 Ways Teachers Can Get Money for Grad School

By Room 241 Team February 16, 2013

For classroom teachers, earning an advanced degree can be an amazing way to invest in yourself, but 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 can open the door to a master’s degree in education or even an EdD… Read More

6 Education Grants You May Never Heard Of

By Room 241 Team January 10, 2013

Because of the high costs of a college education, returning to school and earning a degree is little more than a dream for some people. Fortunately, numerous education grants are available that can help fund a college education. While most people know about the Pell and other popular government grants, there are also quite a… Read More

How to Write a Case Study: The Basics

By Room 241 Team November 22, 2012

The purpose of a case study is to walk the reader through a situation where a problem is presented, background information provided and a description of the solution given, along with how it was derived. A case study can be written to encourage the reader to come up with his or her own solution or to review… Read More

What College Students Need to Know About the Clery Act

By Room 241 Team November 9, 2012

The Clery Act is designed to ensure that campus crime statistics are available to students and their parents who are choosing a college or university. History of the Clery Act The Clery Act is a federal law was signed in 1990 and amended in 2008 to protect crime victims, whistle-blowers and other individuals from retaliation…. Read More

10 Great Apps for College Students Studying Education

By Room 241 Team October 20, 2012

Students need all of the help they can get to prepare for and succeed in college. For students training to become teachers, there are specific educational requirements and concerns that need to be addressed.  Luckily, thanks to our technology-driven world, there are many educational apps for tablets and smartphones that can help college students studying… Read More

Job prospects can be grim for adults who haven’t earned a high school diploma. If you’re interested in helping to close this education gap, you may want to consider becoming an adult GED teacher. Adult GED teachers help adults earn their general education development (GED) certificate — the equivalent of graduating from high school. Because… Read More

If you enjoy helping people who are deaf or hard of hearing, becoming an American Sign Language (ASL) teacher can be an excellent career choice. ASL teachers specialize in the primary language of the deaf in North America. They help deaf and hearing people integrate in a shared culture and society, and they give deaf… Read More

Literacy is essential to personal, educational and professional success. Indeed, a lack of basic reading and writing skills deprives millions of adults of basic opportunities and essential services every day. If you want to help disadvantaged people overcome illiteracy, you should consider becoming an adult literacy teacher. Adult literacy teachers help adults learn how to… Read More

A graduate school degree is becoming increasingly accessible for working professionals. Having that advanced degree gives a teacher a competitive edge and in-depth knowledge on the job, which has prompted many teachers to look at online education programs. Online graduate school programs are the most flexible, and are usually the best choice to fit into… Read More

How to Write a Letter of Intent

By Room 241 Team June 24, 2011

A statement of purpose, also known as a letter of intent, or LOI, is a brief, focused essay submitted as part of your admission package to a school or university. The LOI establishes intent to enroll by informing Admissions of your educational and career background. The admissions department reviews the LOI, along with the other… Read More