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. (Pre-AL and Pro-AL applicants only need to submit one letter of recommendation from your current supervisor.) **
- The TSPC-required Personal Character Questionnaire.
- Statements of Intent that address the following:
- Briefly introduce yourself to the Graduate Admissions Office and College of Education teams by discussing your professional background and your interest in pursuing a <insert program of study> at Concordia. (approx. 150-200 words)
- Describe your professional goals and their alignment with your chosen program and to Concordia’s overall mission. Illustrate how your strengths and experiences have prepared you for success in the program. (approx. 200-250 words)
- Discuss an immediate, real-world challenge affecting P-12 educational settings. Provide an example. What action should educators take to address this challenge? (approx. 200-250 words)
MEd in Administration or Preliminary and Professional Administrative License Certificate applicants (OR and WA applicants only), please also respond to the following question:
- As a future building or district level administrator, how do you hope to make a positive impact for all students and stakeholders within your setting? (Please include examples of culturally-responsive practices.) (approx. 200-250 words)
- 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) 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 below 2.80, two letters of recommendation are 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 or Preliminary Administrative License/Post-Master's Program:
- The letter(s) of reference should verify the applicant’s administrative potential based on assessment of skill in leadership, management and human relations.
- 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 required by TSPC prior to enrollment.
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 email@example.com
- Fax to 503-280-8531
- Mail to:
The Office of Admission
2811 NE Holman St.
Portland, OR 97211-6099