If education is your passion, this is your university. One of the most respected names in learning today, Concordia University–Portland is reshaping the way the world views teachers.
We get how crunched for time you are, which is why we crafted our online education programs to fit the busiest of schedules.
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. Programs can be completed fully online — you can log in whenever it is most convenient.
Take your skills to the next level and help create the education landscape of tomorrow. Choose from eighteen online MEd program options and five EdD concentrations that will focus your passions and help move you toward your goals.
What you do now will change the shape of tomorrow. Let’s not wait another day.
Champions of progress, our graduates emerge prepared for advancement on every level.
Use leading-edge theory and user-friendly online tools to help you get the most out of your course experience. You’ll interact closely with your peers and professors — potentially fostering friendships and mentorships to last a lifetime.
Recognized by educators nationwide for having the perfect balance of time-to-degree efficiency, academic rigor, and comprehensive student support, Concordia University-Portland’s College of Education also values innovation.
Our eighteen MEd program options and five EdD concentrations are available 100% online. Most of our MEd programs can be completed in just one year, and our EdD program can be completed in three years.
Our MEd course schedule is perfect for working educators — take just one class at a time.
Keep up with industry trends — our curriculum is constantly being updated to reflect emerging research.
Our 113-year history has made us one of the most respected learning communities in education today.
Our student services team is invested in your success — our online students are supported from day one.
Join a growing network of alumni in active support, mutual encouragement and shared knowledge.
Start class with 20,000 immediate connections (our #TwentyThousandStrong alumni network is a growing force in education) allowing you to learn from other teachers, principals, and education professionals. Our curriculum helps you stay ahead of the industry and uses an iterative process that ensures you’re getting the most value out of your graduate education.
As innovators in the field of learning, Concordia University-Portland’s College of Education has been empowering teachers for over a century and continues to influence education from prenatal to the doctoral level. In fact, our College of Education is housed in the flagship school of our new educational model, known as 3toPhD®. The same bold minds behind this innovative prototype are also those shaping our ongoing educational research, and our undergraduate and graduate programs. We’re growing our community of professional educators to advance learning at every stage — join us.
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Personally identifiable information refers to information that tells us specifically who you are and is collected when you choose to request information from our school. This information can include your name, address, phone number, current email address, programs of interest and other information you choose to provide. If you choose to correspond with us through email, we may retain your email address and messages together with our responses.
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How do we use the personal information you provide us?
Broadly speaking, your personal information is used for the purpose of contacting you regarding educational opportunities and products offered by our school. We may store your information for the purpose of communicating with you about the programs and services offered by our school and send you updates if and when they become available. We also use personal information for purposes of administering our business activities, providing customer service, and making other products and services available to our customers and prospective customers. Occasionally, we may also use the information we collect to notify you about important changes to the website, new services, and special offers we think you will find valuable.
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Today’s educators need a new kind of preparation to address the diverse, complex needs of twenty-first-century students. It’s precisely the kind of preparation they receive at Concordia University-Portland. Our graduates stand out for their resilience, compassion, and dedication to impacting lives beyond the classroom.
With a reputation for cultivating exceptional educators and transformative leaders, we have been preparing educators since 1905. We believe in the power of education and are committed to making our graduate education programs as affordable as they are valuable.
Right now, we’re giving qualified students free textbooks for graduate education programs.
Here are the details about our free textbooks offer.
Yes! Our free textbooks offer is an investment in you. Concordia has agreed to assume the costs of textbooks, e-books, and other required materials and their shipping costs for MEd, MAT, EdD, and certificate students. E-books will be provided whenever available. If students wish to receive printed books in place of the E-books provided, they will be required to purchase them separately.
Will suggested or nonrequired supplemental reading materials also be free?
No. The free textbook offer applies to textbooks only. Students who wish to purchase copies of suggested and/or supplemental resources will still need to do so at their own expense.
How will it work?
Students will be issued a “Shop By Schedule” order from Concordia University-Portland’s online bookstore, MBS Direct, via email two weeks prior to their start date (or at the point of registration if they register within two weeks of the start date), which will indicate they have a book order “pending their review” before it can be processed and shipped. For the initial order, a login and password will be generated. Once logged in, students will verify the course information is correct, select the textbooks, confirm the shipping address, and submit for processing.
The required and recommended book choices will be loaded into their portal prior to the email being sent; Students are required to select all the required textbooks listed. They can also add any of the recommended books, which requires payment by the student. Once all the books have been selected, they will verify the shipping address.
The students will receive a similar email two weeks before each course start date to verify the order and shipping information.
How do I qualify for free textbooks?
Complete all of your application materials, be admitted, and enroll in one of the following College of Education programs: MEd, MAT, EdD, or a certificate program.
I have already started my degree at Concordia University-Portland. Do I get free textbooks now?
No. The free textbook offer is for new students who are enrolling for the first time at Concordia University-Portland.
Are shipping costs covered?
Yes, ground shipping is covered for all orders over $49.00. Expedited shipping options are available by request and are processed at the student’s own expense. Shipping costs to P.O. Box addresses are not covered.
Can I keep the e-books?
E-book access is controlled with a license from the publisher. In most cases, the license is good for 180 or 365 days after delivery, depending on the publisher. Access to the materials will expire at the end of the licensing period. Concordia University cannot extend the license on the student’s behalf, and the student will need to purchase access to the materials for themselves if they need or want to extend it.
What if I withdraw from the program?
Students who withdraw from the program forfeit the opportunity to continue receiving free textbooks. Students on a leave of absence will be unable to order new books until they return from leave and re-enter their program.
Will this promotion apply to later start dates?
Concordia reserves the right to end this promotion at any time.