Note: We are still reviewing quality applications for the next start date. There are several on campus and online start options each semester for M.Ed. and certificate programs. Please contact your admission counselor to discuss which start option will work best for you.
Ready to apply? Please submit the following:
- Online application
- Official transcripts demonstrating completion of a Baccalaureate degree from a regionally-accredited college or university*. You may submit the Transcript Release Form to allow Concordia University to request official transcripts on your behalf or you may submit them yourself. Transcripts must be received in a sealed envelope to be considered official.
Note: If you are submitting transcripts from an institution outside of the United States you will need to have them evaluated by one of our transcript evaluation partners.
- Two confidential letters of recommendation, dated within six months of applying. (IAL and CAL applicants only need to submit one letter of recommendation.) **
- The TSPC-required Personal Character Questionnaire.
- A letter of intent (no longer than two pages) explaining:
- Why you desire to enter CU’s Graduate Education program
- Where you want to be, personally and professionally, five years from now
- Submit a detailed résumé that provides a history of work experience.
- Interview (may be required).
- If you are an international student, a score of 80 (internet-based), 213 (computer-based), or 550 (paper-based) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) that is no more than two years old.***
You will also need to:
- Have completed a statement of financial guarantee
- Submit a copy of your passport
* Cumulative undergraduate GPA must be 2.80 or higher for standard admission. The GPA for graduate courses transferred in must be 3.0 or higher. Students can be conditionally accepted with a GPA below 2.8; however, you may be required to submit additional material.
** If your cumulative GPA is 2.8 or higher, letters of recommendation are not required.
*** Exception: International students whose undergraduate education took place in Australia, Canada (English-speaking provinces), United Kingdom, Ireland, New Zealand, or the U.S. are exempt from this requirement. Students born in one of these countries yet educated elsewhere are still required to satisfy the English proficiency requirement.
Entry requirements specific to the MEd in Administration– Initial licensing for administrative candidates:
- The letter(s) of reference should verify the applicant’s administrative potential based on assessment of skill in leadership, management and human relations. NOTE: Letters of recommendation are not required if the applicant's cumulative GPA is 2.8 or higher.
- Completion of a teacher or personnel service preparation program AND an Oregon teaching or personal service license. Administrative candidates wishing to serve in the State of Washington meet these criteria with proof of a Washington teaching certificate: WAC 180-79A-220)
- Three years of successful licensed teaching or personnel service experience in public schools or regionally accredited private schools is highly recommended. For those applying to the post-master’s IAL program, if the candidate does not yet have three years of licensed teaching experience, a petition may be submitted for consideration for admission to the program. Contact an admission counselor for more details on this petition.
Submit your application materials
Please make sure your first and last names appear on all of your application materials. You may submit your materials (preferably in one packet) in one of the following methods:
- Scan and email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Fax to 503-280-8531
- Mail to:
The Office of Admission
2811 NE Holman St.
Portland, OR 97211-6099