Why Choose Us

Concordia University-Portland College of Education

More and more graduates feel confident our program was the right choice.

Ninety percent of our online MEd grads report positive career benefits as a result of their degree
Ninety-three percent of our online education students agree that their tuition is a worthwhile investment
Ninety-three percent of our online MEd grads say they are satisfied with their overall program experience
Earn

Earn your MEd fully online in one year, taking one class at a time with built-in breaks.

Impress

Impress employers as part of one of the most respected communities in education today.

Lead

Lead with one of the largest groups of MEd graduates entering the field annually among all universities.

Learn

Learn from teachers, superintendents, and principals in the field.

Follow

Follow a curriculum constantly updated to reflect emerging research and industry changes.

Receive

Receive support from our Student Services team, every step of the way.

#TenThousandStrong

Join a growing network of alumni in active support, mutual encouragement, and shared knowledge.

#TenThousandStrong

Join a growing network of alumni in active support, mutual encouragement, and shared knowledge.

Our Programs

You keep advancing – we’ll continue making it easier.

Start now, without losing a second of the important work you’re already doing – and bring to it what you’re learning, day by day. Each program is fully online and available on your schedule. What you do now will change the very shape of tomorrow. Let’s not wait another day.

  • Adolescent Literacy
  • Bible Literacy
  • Common Core State Standards Instructional Leader
  • Early Childhood Education (ECE)
  • Educational Technology Leadership
  • English Language Development
  • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) (K-Adult)
  • Environmental Education
  • The Inclusive Classroom
  • Leadership
  • Mathematics
  • Methods and Curriculum
  • Online Teaching and Learning
  • Reading Interventionist
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics)
  • Teacher Leadership
  • MEd in Educational Leadership

Grab for more influence without slowing down your momentum. Choose from five specializations that will launch you into changes on a grander scale. This is where innovation and foresight come together to meet the needs of the nation-to-come hands-on.

  • Administrative Leadership
  • Higher Education
  • Professional Leadership, Inquiry, and Transformation
  • Instructional Leadership
  • Transformational Leadership

The thing I liked best about the program was that it was fast…each class lasted five weeks and I could do it at my convenience.

BLAKE ANN ANTIDA,
MEd in Curriculum and Instruction:
Early Childhood Education

The thing I liked best about the program was that it was fast…each class lasted five weeks and I could do it at my convenience.

BLAKE ANN ANTIDA
MEd in Curriculum and Instruction:
Early Childhood Education

Admissions

Bring your passion, drive, and commitment to improving the world.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

The following admission requirements are for U.S. citizens and permanent residents applying to Concordia’s MEd and EdD programs. Talk with your enrollment specialist for full details.

  • Completed online application and work history form
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution
  • Official transcripts from each degree-granting institution attended
  • GPA of 2.8 or higher (conditional acceptance option is available for a GPA below 2.8)
  • Statement of Intent (500-750 words) to introduce yourself, your professional goals, why you are interested in the program at Concordia, and what you feel is the greatest challenge affecting educational settings
  • Individual programs may have supplemental requirements, such as a character questionnaire form for OR and WA residents (ask us for specifics)
  • Completed online application
  • Master’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution
  • Official transcripts from each degree-granting institution attended
  • Current résumé with references, including relationship and contact information
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher in a master’s program or any post-master’s credit
  • Letter of Intent (no more than two pages) citing evidence as to why you should be admitted to the doctoral program, including reasons why you chose Concordia Portland and illustrating your commitment to degree completion
  • Example of original scholarly writing from graduate-level work that demonstrates your best scholarly writing (should be double-spaced and approximately 10 pages with APA formatting)
  • Interview may be required upon request from the review committee

The professors were phenomenal. They were personable, understood we were humans with human issues, and worked with us.

Joy Straub, MEd in Educational Leadership

The professors were phenomenal. They were personable, understood we were humans with human issues, and worked with us.

Joy Straub
MEd in Educational Leadership

AFFORDABILITY

If you believe our MEd program is right for you, nothing should stand in your way.

Education is an investment worth making, which is why we're happy to help you find the right funding opportunities for you. Contact us about the program you're interested in, and we'll review scholarship opportunities and share information about financing and other programs – based on your individual circumstances.

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The faculty, administration, advisors, and Student Services are there for you 100%. You will never feel lost as an online student.

Ethel Wilkes,
MEd in Curriculum and Instruction:
Early Childhood Education

The faculty, administration, advisors, and Student Services are there for you 100%. You will never feel lost as an online student.

Ethel Wilkes
MEd in Curriculum and Instruction:
Early Childhood Education

CAREER OUTCOMES

Champions of progress, our graduates emerge prepared for advancement on every level.

Ninety percent of Concordia Portland MEd graduates surveyed reported positive career benefits, including pay increases, promotions, and new jobs
Ninety-seven percent reported significant gains in self-esteem and the ability to conduct scholarly research
Ninety-six percent reported significant gains in in-depth knowledge of their field or discipline
Ninety-five percent reported significant gains in professional skills and techniques

The generational gap is wider than ever before, so it is imperative that teachers do everything they can to equip themselves with the necessary tools to lead that generation.

James Hughes
MEd in Curriculum and Instruction: Teacher Leadership

The generational gap is wider than ever before, so it is imperative that teachers do everything they can to equip themselves with the necessary tools to lead that generation.

James Hughes, MEd in Curriculum and Instruction: Teacher Leadership

ACCREDITATION

Join a century of forward-facing commitment to transforming society through education.

Concordia University-Portland's online degree programs, including the Doctorate of Education and Master of Education, are regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

Affiliated with the Concordia University System, including 10 campuses located throughout the United States, Concordia University-Portland was founded more than 100 years ago and is regionally accredited by the NWCCU.