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in Education.

Learn about Concordia’s best-of-class graduate and undergraduate degree programs.

Shaping the future of education

Concordia University is preparing the next generation of teachers – educators who can address the needs of the 21st-century classroom with relevant and responsive curricula. We offer programs that will enrich and hone your skills, meet state licensing requirements*, and fit into your busy schedule. Concordia’s supportive environment fosters student success — and helps you discover new ways of thinking about teaching.

Built on a century of experience educating teachers, our growing network of education professionals embodies the latest research and teaching approaches. Graduates of Concordia’s College of Education stand out to employers with the skills, integrity, and compassion to meet rapidly evolving, complex student needs. If education is your passion, Concordia is your university.

*Note: Programs are designed to meet state licensing requirements for the state of Oregon.

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Concordia's College of Education offers several advanced degrees:


Master of Education / Certificates

The Master of Education degree (MEd) and certificates are designed for in-service educators. Concordia offers four MEd programs: Administration, Career and Technical Education, Curriculum & Instruction (16 concentrations), and Educational Leadership. Certificates include Administrator Licensure, Reading, ESOL, Health/PE, Early Childhood Education, and Trauma & Resilience. Available on campus in Portland and online.


Master of Arts in Teaching

The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program allows students who have a bachelor’s degree to earn a master’s degree while completing the requirements set by the state of Oregon for their preliminary teaching license. The MAT can be completed in 11 months through the full-time program or in 22 months with the evening program and includes a student teaching component. On campus in Portland, Oregon.


Doctorate of Education

The Doctorate of Education program (EdD) prepares candidates to become transformational leaders in education through rigorous, intensive project-based learning and purposeful collaboration. The program offers five concentrations — Instructional Leadership, Administrative Leadership, Higher Education, Transformational Leadership, and Professional Leadership, Inquiry & Transformation. Portland campus and online program options.

Affordable education
for educators

We offer a variety of scholarships and grants designed to make an education at a small, private liberal arts university more affordable than you might think. Contact an admission counselor to review your options.


Concordia University combines the best in theory and practice for your undergraduate, graduate, and doctorate education degrees. In addition, you can also choose from continuing licensures in a variety of specialties.

The future
of education

Concordia College of Education is one of the most respected names in learning today. We invite you to join our community of committed, culturally-responsive educators who are excelling in classrooms across the nation.


Cited by US News & World Report as one of the best online MEd programs in the US.

Your Degree,

Your Way:


On Campus

  • Classes held at our beautiful Portland campus
  • BA in Elementary and Secondary Education
  • Master of Arts in Teaching
  • Master of Education
  • Certificate Programs
  • Doctorate of Education


On Campus + Online 

Select MEd and EdD programs are designed with a mix of on-campus and Flex online class options

Why Concordia?
  • Concordia University (CU) has been preparing teachers for careers in education since 1905
  • The knowledge and tools you receive here can be used immediately to positively affect your students, your class, and your entire school community.
  • Professors are well-respected classroom teachers and administrators
  • Counselors can help you navigate school and state requirements for initial and continuing education (for the state of Oregon)
  • Be part of 3 to PhD, a partnership between CU, Portland Public Schools, Kaiser Permanente, basics (formerly Pacific Foods), and Trillium Family Services that we hope becomes a national model to help build healthy school communities

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What information do we collect?

We collect personally identifiable information you voluntarily choose to disclose and aggregate information that is automatically collected when you visit the website.

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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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.

Sharing information with third parties

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Do we comply with legally compelled disclosure of information?

We may release any private information about you that we possess when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law; to enforce or apply our Privacy Policy and/or other agreements; or to protect the rights, property or safety of us, the site users or others.

What about other sites linked to this one?

Please be aware that once you leave the site and enter another website, our Privacy Policy is no longer in effect. We are not responsible for the privacy practices employed by these sites, nor the information or content contained therein. Please read over the rules and policies of these sites before proceeding.

Last revised: July 1, 2016.