Concordia's Graduate Education Programs and Coursework
With over 100 years of preparing and serving teachers and administrators, Concordia realizes that educators are busy individuals whose time is precious. With this in mind, we strive to offer programs that will enrich and hone skills, meet state licensing requirements, and fit into the schedules of our students.
Program Delivery Options
- Classes are held at our Northeast Portland campus
- Fall (September) and Spring (January) classes are 16 weeks in length
- Summer (June) classes are offered in 4 and 8 week sessions
- Classes are offered three times a semester and are five weeks in length
- Students may complete and entire program within an online cohort or opt to take a class as it fits into their schedule
|M.Ed. in Administration||X||X|
|M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction|
|Early Childhood Education||X||X|
|Health & PE||X|
|Methods & Curriculum||X||X|
|Career & Technical Education||X|
|English Language Development||X|
|Equity, Ethics, and Justice||X|
|The Inclusive Classroom||X|
|M.Ed. in Educational Leadership||X||X|
|M.Ed. in Special Education||X||X|
|Career & Technical Education||X||X|
|Add-On Licenses, Endorsements, and Authorizations|
|Initial Administrator License (IAL)||X||X|
|Continuing Administrator License (CAL)||X||X|
|Early Childhood Education||X||X|
|Health and PE||X|
|Reading Specialist Endorsement||X||X|
|Special Education Endorsement||X||X|
|Adding an Authorization Level
|*Not all offsite locations offer the same programs. Contact the Office of Admission for additional information.|
For additional information
on these individual program options, please complete the Information Request Form above.
Cost Per Credit
|$620||On-Campus and Online Classes (Alumni receive a 10% discount)|
|$515||Off-Site cohort classes|
|To receive this discounted cost for the offsite programs, students must enroll in the cohort program and finish the coursework in the prescribed amount of time|
Average Tuition Costs
Costs will vary depending on number of credits per program, whether any credits transfer into the program, and fees that may be associated with individual classes. Tuition costs typically increase every summer for the on-campus and online classes.
|M.Ed. in Administration||35||$21,700||$18,025|
|M.Ed. in C&I Reading||37||$22,940||$19,055|
Graduate students are eligible to take out federal student loans to cover the entire cost of the program. To apply for loans, complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.ed.gov. Concordia’s school code for the FAFSA is 003191.
Concordia’s Office of Financial Aid and Finance Department will gladly work with students and their school districts to make the most of any district educational funding that may be available.
Students may also be eligible for the federal loan forgiveness program for teachers. This benefit is given to students who teach at a Title I School for five consecutive years. The current amount of the loan forgiveness program ranges from $5,000 - $17,500 depending on the authorization and endorsements for which a teacher is licensed.
For additional information
about financial aid, please complete the Information Request Form above.
Why Concordia University?
Concordia is committed to educators. We know that teaching is more than a job; it is something our students feel called to do.
In all of our programs and courses, Concordia aims to:
- Provide educators with additional knowledge and tools that can immediately be used to positively affect the experience and performance of their students and school communities
- Help educators navigate the school and state requirements for continuing licensure
- Work with students to create a program completion plan that will best-meet their individual needs and busy schedules
- Infuse the study of best practices throughout the program to allow our students' pupils to benefit from the improved institutional practices
- Aid students in adding endorsements and subjects that will add depth to their résumés and certifications
- Utilize professors with a wide range of backgrounds who are well-respected current or veteran teachers and administrators
- Create an environment in which students create strong personal and professional bonds with their professors and fellow classmates
- Provide individual service to each student and invest in his or her success in the program
We realize that educators have several options for pursuing their graduate coursework. We also recognize that taking classes is an investment of time and money. We want interested candidates to get the information needed for them to determine how Concordia University can help them get the best return on their investment and succeed in meeting their personal and professional goals.
Meet with a counselor and have your $50 application fee waived! We are happy to meet with candidates in one of several ways.
Individual Appointments: Our counselors will gladly meet with you on campus or come to you at or near your place of employment.
Information Sessions: Held several times a month on campus and throughout the year in locations across the state. Our information sessions are posted to the right.
Complete the form above
and one of our Admission Counselors will walk you through the next steps.
Priority Application Deadlines
- Summer Semester - April 15 (Classes begin in mid-June)
- Fall Semester - June 15 (Classes begin in early September)
- Spring Semester - October 15 (Classes begin in early January)
Because applicants’ files are reviewed as they are completed, we encourage candidates to apply as soon as they are able. Concordia will continue to accept quality candidates until the cohort or class is full. Once a cohort or class reaches its maximum, a waitlist is created.
Admission Checklist for the Masters of Education Program
- M.Ed. Application - Attend an information session or an individual appointment (on campus or at your place of work) and we will waive your $50 application fee!
- Official transcripts verifying a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution. The IAL and CAL programs require a master's degree
- Letter of intent
- Résumé that lists education, recent work experience, and any experiences in education settings
- 2 Letters of Recommendation
- Character Questionnaire - required by the state of Oregon
- Teaching License (Not required for M.Ed. in Educational Leadership)
To sign up for an information session
or schedule an individual appointment, complete the Information Request Form above.
GET MORE INFORMATION
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Join us for one of our upcoming information sessions (at our NE campus and several area locations) or schedule an individual appointment and we will waive your $50 application fee. An admission counselor will be available to talk to you one-on-one, as well as give you a general overview of our graduate teaching programs. Offsite cohort information sessions are scheduled.
US News and World Report recently cited our online M.Ed program as one of the best online graduate education programs in the country. Read more about our ranking.
The professors at Concordia are knowledgeable and will go the extra mile for you, in and out of class. They have gotten to know me as more than a student, I feel like I am a member of a family. I am very prepared to be a reading specialist and assist students in reaching their academic potential. I have enjoyed every minute of the program!
Rachelle Brady – M.Ed. C&I – Reading Specialist
"My experiences at Concordia have changed my life and improved my career in ways I never thought possible. Earning my Reading Endorsement at Concordia University opened new doors for me as a curricular leader. I now work closely with district leaders and teachers to implement and pilot new programs that make teaching and learning both joyful and a high priority for all stake holders."
Kate Gordon - Reading Specialist
"The professors at Concordia were very caring and knowledgeable. In all of my years of education, I have never found myself looking forward to going to classes like I did when I was at CU as the material was all relevant to the field I was pursuing. I am in my fifth year as an administrator and I still find situations that arise in my career that I am prepared for because of the schooling I received from Concordia."
Mark Bernhardt - Administrator
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