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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

Music classes give children a special outlet to explore their feelings and express themselves creatively. As a music teacher, you will guide your students through musical practice, giving them a chance to use musical instruments and their own voices and bodies to generate musical sounds, melodies and harmonies. Along the way, you may just instill… Read More

How to Become an Adjunct Professor: Job, Education, Salary

By Room 241 Team September 1, 2015

The position of adjunct professor is an important one. Colleges need instructors, and this position allows prospective academics the opportunity to try out the role of professor. Adjunct professors are hired by schools on a contractual, part-time basis as opposed to the traditional university model of full-time employment. The role of adjunct professor is continually… Read More

Starting out in a new school district brings an equal mix of excitement and nervousness. A new teaching position, whether it’s your first or not, provides an opportunity to bring a fresh approach to your work, try out what you learned in your teacher-education program, and find enjoyment and fulfillment in your new responsibilities. Before… Read More

“Why should I be a teacher?” A lot of young people and older, second-career adults ask that question when the time comes to make life and career decisions. For those who who wisely choose to teach, the answer usually comes down to being able to influence the life of a child, contribute to the common… Read More

District Leaders: Helping New Principals Assess a Site

By Terry Wilhelm January 6, 2015

In my last post about district leaders supporting new principals, I discussed the principal selection process with an eye to the specific goal of maintaining momentum at sites that are performing well, and building on whatever strengths may be present at schools that are performing less well. Helping new principals take stock of a site… Read More

Teaching mathematics is a logical choice for people who are fascinated with using numbers and symbols, functions and equations to solve real-world problems. People who are “fluent in math” and who have a passion for imparting knowledge and helping others appreciate the value of solving problems with numbers are well suited for careers as mathematics… Read More

Whenever a school loses its principal, district leaders face a challenge. Whether a school is on an upward trajectory or struggling, it’s hard to find the right leader to either maintain positive momentum or engineer a turnaround. Principal selection requires district leaders to see opportunity, avoid jeopardy Unfortunately, collateral damage often occurs at struggling schools… Read More

Breaking Board: Why School Board Elections Matter

By Monica Fuglei October 29, 2014

Last November, I attended an Election Night campaign party with a local school board candidate. Throughout the evening, we checked voting statistics and watched the counts come in. My county has over 300,000 registered voters, and in this election 140,438 participated. While our school district was just a fraction of that population, each school board… Read More

Teaching science is a rewarding career for people with an aptitude and passion for the subject. Science teaching jobs can appeal to college students majoring in a science discipline, as well as to professionals who decide to switch careers later in life and teach science. Demand for teachers within the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and… Read More

After several years of success in the classroom, many teachers consider expanding their horizons by pursuing the job they’ve always dreamed of. Whether they want to move into special needs or gifted education, school counseling, teaching leadership or school administration, teachers need to make sure they are aligning their goals with the realities of the… Read More

The emergence of online-learning options has created an explosion of opportunity for teachers looking to pursue advanced degrees. The number of schools, both traditional brick-and-mortar and online-only, that now offer computer-based learning has grown considerably, bringing a wealth of choice for teachers looking to grow as professionals. Before you dive into online learning, here are… Read More

Teacher tenure, the concept of earned job protections, emerged in the early 1900s to protect teachers from arbitrary firings based on race, pregnancy, politics or other factors. In many states, it can be earned in two to five years and, once established, creates a system of due process that protects teachers from at-will firings. Teacher… 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

Teaching Jobs Outside the Traditional Classroom

By Brian P. Gatens March 17, 2014

I have yet to meet a successful teacher who does all of the necessary lesson preparation, classwork, and grading between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Instead, the best teachers give of themselves throughout the day, into the night and very often into the weekend. The good news is that teachers with a knack for efficient… Read More