Postsecondary (Advanced Education)

Time Worksheet for Your EdD Program

By The Room 241 Team January 13, 2020

Earning your doctorate of education can be a life-changing experience, in more ways than one. Taking control of your educational requirements and planning your time effectively is an important step for your next three years. Take the time to manage your doctoral studies by following some simple time management and scheduling steps.  Take a look… Read More

EdD vs. DNP: Choosing the Right Doctoral Program for You

By The Room 241 Team January 10, 2020

An EdD is designed for those who desire to be leaders in changing education and preparing for leadership and administrative roles. A DNP focuses on preparing advanced practice nurses to become independent providers and direct and indirect clinical practitioners. A terminal degree can often open doors and help build career opportunities. But before diving into… Read More

Benefits of an EdD for Noneducators

By The Room 241 Team December 16, 2019

A doctorate of education program focuses on the development of leaders by honing skills that are in great demand in a variety of industries and organizations. Professionals in education, human resources, business, and government can equip themselves for a leadership role and raise salary options. Earning your EdD while you work allows you to apply… Read More

EdD vs. PhD: Choosing the Right Doctoral Program for You

By The Room 241 Team December 10, 2019

A doctorate in education is best suited for experienced educators pursuing hands-on leadership roles in colleges, governments, and school districts. A doctorate of philosophy in education is a better option for those wishing to further their knowledge as an educator while conducting research. So you’ve completed your MEd and you want to further your expertise… Read More

Building On Momentum: Earning an EdD Right After Grad School

By The Room 241 Team December 6, 2019

Having a clear and realistic understanding of future career paths and how an EdD degree will help in achieving those career goals is important to your success. Continuing straight into an EdD program immediately following graduate studies can allow a more focused approach. Holders of doctoral degrees are considered leaders in their fields and regularly… Read More

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 Alisa Bates, PhD 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