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Advance your career in education

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

New skills for the 21st century classroom

Concordia University is preparing the next generation of teachers – educators who can address the needs of the twenty-first century classroom with relevant and responsive curriculum. 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 education.

Making education more affordable 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.

Concordia's College of Education offers a variety of programs:

Bachelor’s Degrees:
Bachelor’s degrees are offered in Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood and Elementary Education, and Secondary Education.

Master of Education and Certificate Programs:
The Master of Education degree (M.Ed) and certificates are designed for in-service educators and includes a detailed selection of concentration options. The M.Ed. includes Curriculum & Instruction, Administration, and Educational Leadership. Certificates include Administrator Licensure, Reading Interventionist, ESOL, and Health/PE.

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 in the full-time program or in 22 months with the evening program.

Doctorate of Education:
The Doctorate of Education program (Ed.D) is divided into five specializations—Teacher Leadership, Educational Administration, Higher Education, Transformational Leadership, and Professional Leadership, Inquiry & Transformation.

Your degree your way 

We offer on campus, online, and customized hybrid degree programs to suit your schedule and goals.

On Campus
  • Classes are held at our campuses in northeast Portland
  • Bachelor's degrees: Elementary Education and Secondary Education
  • Master of Arts in Teaching
  • Master of Education
  • Certificate Programs
  • Doctorate of Education
  • Bachelor's in Early Childhood Education
  • Master of Education
  • Certificate Programs
  • Doctorate of Education
Hybrid: On-Campus/Online
  • Create a personalized schedule containing some classes on-campus and some classes online
  • M.Ed., Ed.D, and Certificate programs can be completed in the hybrid delivery model

"Thanks to Concordia, I felt SO prepared. Concordia does a great job putting together the program, making sure the content is fresh and relevant, and making sure the right people are educating us."

Francesca Aultman, BA, MAT, MEd '14

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.
  • Our counselors can help you navigate school and state requirements for initial and continuing education
  • Be part of 3 to PhD, a partnership between CU, Portland Public Schools, and Trillium Family Services that we hope becomes a national model to help build healthy school communities.

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

Best-in-class education 

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.