Advance your career in education

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

Shaping the future of education

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 teaching.

Built on a century of experience educating teachers, our growing network of education professionals embodies the latest research and teaching approaches. Graduates of Concordia’s College of Education stand out to employers with the skills, integrity and compassion to meet rapidly evolving, complex student needs. If education is your passion, Concordia is your university.

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Concordia’s College of Education offers several advanced degrees:

Master of Education / Certificates:

The Master of Education degree (MEd) and certificates are designed for in-service educators and include a detailed selection of in-demand concentration options. Concordia offers four MEd programs: Curriculum & Instruction (15 concentrations), Administration, Educational Leadership, and Career and Technical Education. 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 through the full-time program or in 22 months with the evening program and includes a student teaching component.

Doctorate of Education:

The Doctorate of Education program (EdD) prepares candidates to become transformational leaders in education through rigorous, intensive project-based learning and purposeful collaboration. The program offers five specializations—Instructional Leadership, Administrative Leadership, Higher Education, Transformational Leadership, and Professional Leadership, Inquiry & Transformation.

"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

Your Degree, Your Way: On campus, online, or hybrid options to meet your needs

On Campus

  • Classes held at our beautiful Portland campus
  • BA in Elementary and Secondary Education
  • Master of Arts in Teaching
  • Master of Education
  • Certificate Programs
  • Doctorate of Education


  • BA in Early Childhood Education
  • Master of Education
  • Certificate Programs
  • Doctorate of Education

Hybrid: On Campus + Online 

MEd, EdD, and certificate programs can be customized with a mix of on-campus and online classes to better fit your schedule


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.

Affordable education 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. Contact an admission counselor to review your options.

Best-in-class instruction

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.

The future of education

Concordia College of Education is one of the most respected names in learning today. We invite you to join our community of committed, culturally-responsive educators who are excelling in classrooms across the nation.

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