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Online Learning at Concordia University - Portland

Concordia University - Portland online offers one year Master of Education programs that can help you take the next step in your career. Our accelerated online classes are five weeks in length and are designed to help you develop new strategies for your classroom in addition to expanding your knowledge as an educator. Through our program format, you will not only study and grow with student peers just like yourself, but you will be able to do so in the comfort of your own home and at your convenience. Concordia University - Portland online is dedicated to providing its students with the tools necessary to enhance individual teaching and leadership skills, as well as promote an inclusive learning environment that fosters discussion and stimulates intellectual rigor. Scholarships, grants and other forms of financial aid may also be available to help students with their tuition. To find out if you qualify and to learn more about our programs, simply submit your information now.

Why choose Concordia University - Portland online?

Concordia University - Portland online programs can help you:

  • Get your master’s degree in one year
  • Further your education on your schedule, from the comfort of your home
  • A master's degree could mean a salary increase in your school district
  • Use research-based best practices to have a more powerful impact on education
  • Further your education through affordable financial aid and competitive tuition

Accreditation:

Concordia University - Portland online is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, and is affiliated with the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, and is a member of the Concordia University System.

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School Name

Concordia University Online – Portland

General Information

Accreditation:

Concordia University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, is affiliated with the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, and is a member of the Concordia University System.

Majors/Degrees:

All students enrolling in our M.Ed or online Ed.D program will receive an Apple iPad and free textbooks to enhance the learning experience

M.Ed. Educational Leadership
Advance your career as a recognized education leader, learn how to influence a collaborative work environment and gain management skills you can put to work in the public or private sector. Become a Community College Student Services Director or Subject Matter Department Chair, Education Advisor in the District Superintendent’s Cabinet, Education Lobbyist, or Corporate Trainer.

M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction: Reading
Help struggling readers, become a successful literacy coach, and develop a practical approach to learning differences with proven results. Become a College Instructor in the Teaching of Reading, a Literacy Coach, Advisor for Reading Textbooks, or Reading Advisor to policymakers.

M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction: Mathmatics
Enhance your content knowledge and skills in mathematics in order to increase student learning and understanding of foundational mathematics concepts. Become a College Instructor, Consultant or Advisor, Program Director, Curriculum Director, Division or Department Chair, or a Lead Grant Writer.

M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction: Science
Advance the depth of your science knowledge and skills to improve student outcomes, test results, and understanding of scientific information. Become a College Instructor, Consultant or Advisor, Program Director, Curriculum Director, Division or Department Chair, or a Lead Grant Writer.

M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction: Environmental Education
Lead the development of environmental literacy – how daily choices help or harm the environment – in your school and community while expanding environmental education beyond the classroom. Become a K-12 Environmental Education Program Director; Lead Teacher for Environmental Issues; Educator, Environmental or Outdoor Center; Lobbyist; or a Lead Fund Raiser.

M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction: Career and Technical Education (CTE)
Develop cutting-edge knowledge relative to career options and 21st Century skills, and gain knowledge of managerial roles and functions essential to administering and supervising a CTE program in a variety of settings. Become a CTE Program Manager, Higher Educator Instructor, CTE Consultant, Career Academy Director or a CTE Administrator.

M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction: eLearning/Technology Education
Encourage reflection and higher order (critical) thinking skills through online teaching and learning while applying best practices using technology.

M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction: The Inclusive Classroom (SPED)
Gain the knowledge and skills needed to work effectively with students with disabilities mainstreamed or fully included in general education classrooms. Become a K-12 General Education Inclusion Teacher, College Instructor, Consultant or Advisor, Coach/Mentor, or State Advisor.

M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction: Methods & Curriculum
Become an instructional leader who can support quality learning, reinforce excellent teaching in a variety of situations, and gain knowledge of instructional theory and best practices. Become a Director of Curriculum & Instruction, a Professional Development Leader in K12, or Assistant Chief Academic Officer.

M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction:
ESOL (K-Adult)

Learn best practices and excellence in English acquisition, develop expertise in a rapidly growing field of education, and become proficient in teaching English as a second language. Become an ELL Consultant, English Tutor, or an English Language Learners Program Director.

M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction: ECE
This strand is designed for those who have a strong passion for teaching young children, ages birth through age 8, and who believe that children learn best through active, hands-on learning. Candidates will explore current trends and research, design developmentally-appropriate curriculum, and develop skills in advocating for young children.

M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction: Teacher Leardership
An educational leader positively impacts the educational community as a professional facilitator of school culture, including professional development and system-wide innovation. Concordia University’s M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction in Teacher Leadership is the degree for teachers who want to step up their career plans and make a difference in planning and policy. A Master’s in Teacher Leadership provides the skills and experience for educational leaders to positively impact the educational community as a professional facilitator of school culture, including professional development and system-wide innovation.

M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction: Adolescent Literacy
The M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction: Adolescent Literacy addresses the crisis in adolescent literacy in America’s 6th through 12th grade students. Nearly seven out of every ten 8th graders are working below the proficient level in reading comprehension, and even high school students with average reading ability are unprepared for future workplace and postsecondary literacy demands. Through the completion of this concentration, educators will be prepared to lead the development and support of adolescent literacy in schools, school districts and in community-based settings.

M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction: English Language Development
The M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction: English Language Development is designed for teachers in the elementary, secondary and post-secondary settings who want to enhance their content knowledge and skills in language development and acquisition in order to increase student learning and understanding of the fundamental structure of language and communication. The development of English language proficiency with low language native English speakers is included in this course of study. An emphasis is placed on transformative teaching strategies and practices that address structural methods for teaching language. The integration of technology to enrich student learning in the elementary and secondary school core curriculum via academic language are included in this course of study.

Curriculum & Instruction: Equity, Ethics, and Justice
The Equity, Ethics, and Justice concentration is designed to aid students in developing knowledge and expertise through the study of ethical principles and practices in education. Students will acquire the skills to become educational leaders who understands legal and ethical issues that relate to education today, and how they apply to the ethical dilemmas faced by educators.

Special Education (Early Childhood/Elementary)
Special Education (Middle Level/High School)

This degree program blends the latest research-based classroom work with hands-on clinical experience, delivered by current practitioners. Students will develop skills in the application and integration of new technology to enhance the teaching and learning process. They will also acquire leadership skills based on collaboration strategies that support teaching and learning opportunities for students with disabilities.

Teacher Leadership (EDD)
Educational Administration (EDD)

The aim of this Doctorate degree – offered completely online – is to prepare candidates to become transformational education leaders. This three year accredited Ed.D. program consists of courses which are seven and a half weeks in length, and are limited to 15 candidates per cohort to ensure program quality. Highlighting the innovative aspect of this degree, a virtual residency is part of the online program, making Concordia’s Ed.D. program among the first in the nation to extend the benefits of online education to the residency component of doctoral education programs. Students can choose from two concentration strands: Teacher Leadership and Educational Administration. Students enrolled in this program will gain the skills needed to make immediate and long-term positive impacts in schools, government, academia, business, and not-for-profit organizations.

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