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How to Fund Your EdD Dissertation Research

By The Room 241 Team February 7, 2019

Dissertation research, like most things, comes at a cost. While it can be difficult to manage these costs and the time it takes to complete the graduate research process, there are resources available to help. We’ve gathered some funding sources — outside of loans — and compiled some helpful tips for doctoral candidates looking to… Read More

I recently explained my strategies for structuring a class so that students would have a sense of its direction and purpose. In this entry, I will focus on how to fill class time with learning activities designed specifically for adults by using a personal example. Background on adult learners Before discussing ways to keep adults… Read More

Most teachers have, at some point, looked out over their class and noticed that, despite their best efforts, the students seemed disengaged. No matter at what level of the curriculum you teach, holding your students’ attention can be one the most difficult aspect of instruction, especially in today’s media-permeated classrooms. Keeping adult learners interested can… Read More

Achieving Student Success: Community Colleges to Learn From

By Nicole Mace, MEd September 28, 2018

When looking at successful higher education institutions, we often focus on well-known, four-year universities, but analyzing what makes specific community colleges successful can teach us a great deal about how to support and engage today’s students. There are more than 20 million working adults who are college dropouts in the U.S. and community colleges enroll 40% of all… Read More

When we think of students impacted by trauma, we often think of younger students first. But trauma and its effects can impact students of all ages. That’s why it’s just as important to integrate trauma-informed practices in higher education as it is in the K-12 setting. As a licensed counselor specializing in trauma and grief,… Read More

Made the decision to apply to one of Concordia’s online Master of Education programs? Good for you! Earning an advanced degree will be extremely rewarding and beneficial for you, your career, and the students who rely on you to show them the ways of the world. As you dig into the application, consider this information and… Read More

In President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union address, he spoke sincerely about the positive effects of postsecondary education. He told the stories of Americans who’d changed their lives by earning a degree or certification and affirmed the importance of higher education to maintaining and growing middle class populations in the United States. All students… Read More

After listening to an NPR report on a Boston homeless shelter run by Harvard and Cambridge students, Villanova University Professor Stephanie Sena was inspired to found the Student-Run Emergency Housing Unit of Philadelphia (SREHUP). The non-profit organization provides emergency housing for people experiencing homelessness. The shelter is staffed by college students whose service learning experience… Read More

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

By The 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

Tyson Clyburn is passionate about education. The Detroit native works full time as an alumni liaison while he pursues his doctoral degree in Transformational Leadership online from Concordia University-Portland. The lifelong learner makes a point to spend quality time with his family daily, stressing, “school is my passion.” Clyburn is on track to complete his EdD… Read More

Arguments about whether talent is due to nature or nurture have been around practically as long as those two words have existed. In the past, research pointed to practice as one of the most important aspects of mastery of any wide variety of skills. The idea that practice was the route to perfection was practically… Read More

Five Things to Remember Before Writing a Thesis

By The 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

I always encourage new teachers to pursue a master’s degree as soon as possible. Enrolling in a master’s program can help you build upon both your pre-teacher classwork and your classroom experience to craft a really powerful resume and develop your instructional skills. But not all graduate programs are the same, so you should be… Read More

Meet Twanna Mead, a Concordia Portland student

By The Room 241 Team January 31, 2014

Greetings. My name is Twanna Mead and I am a proud student of Concordia University-Portland.  I recently enrolled in the Doctorate Program, however this is not my first time being a student of Concordia University.  I graduated with my Master’s Degree in Education Administration in 2012 from Concordia University-Texas with a 4.0 grade point average. … Read More