Master of Education

Advance your classroom skills and your teaching career. 

Skills for the 21st century classroom

Concordia University is preparing the next generation of teachers – educators who can address the ever-evolving needs of the today's students with relevant and responsive curriculum. Our MEd programs are built for – and by – teachers. We offer programs that will enrich and hone your skills, meet state licensing requirements*, and fit into your busy schedule.

Concordia’s immersive learning environment fosters student success — and helps you develop a lifelong skill set. Built on upon Lutheran values of grace, intellectual curiosity, innovation, and open discourse, our programs strive to represent the latest in research and teaching approaches.

Graduates of our MEd and Certificate programs stand out to employers with the skills, integrity and compassion to promote equity in learning. If education is your passion, Concordia is your university.

*Note: Programs are designed to meet licensing requirements for the state of Oregon.

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Your degree, your way: on campus, online, or hybrid options to meet your needs

On Campus

  • New, modern classrooms
    (+free parking!)
  • Classes are 8 weeks long, offered in Fall, Spring, & Summer
  • Multiple start dates per semester

Accelerated Online

Flex Online

  • Designed for customization, take classes as they fit into your schedule
  • Program can be completed in 18 - 36 months

Hybrid: Campus & Online

  • Create a personalized schedule with a mix of on-campus and flex online classes
  • Maximum flexibility and tailored to fit your schedule

Not all programs are available in every delivery option. Speak with an admission counselor to determine the program that will best fit your needs.

"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 has been preparing teachers for more than 110 years. The knowledge and tools you receive here can be used immediately to positively affect your students, your class, and your entire school community. Concordia professors are well-respected, highly-experienced classroom teachers and administrators, and you'll be able to network with and learn from classmates who are educators across the country and the world.

  • No prerequisite courses
  • One of the nation’s leading MEd programs
  • Program options designed for working professionals
  • Join our community of over 10,000 MEd alumni

Cutting-edge education that meets your needs

Concordia University combines the best in theory and practice for your Master of Education degree. In addition, you can also choose from continuing licensures in a variety of specialties.

In-demand career path options

We offer four MEd degree programs: Administration, Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Leadership, and Career and Technical Education. Within the Curriculum and Instruction program, there are 15 concentrations. 

Shaping the future

More teachers choose Concordia for their MEd degree than any other university in the Northwest. Join our community of educators, over 10,000 strong, who are excelling in classrooms all over the country.

Making the MEd more affordable

We offer a variety of scholarships and grants designed to make an education at a small, private, nonprofit university more affordable than you think.

  • Alumni Grant equal to 20% off tuition
  • $4,000 District Partnership Scholarship
  • District Partnership Scholarship for Certificate/Endorsement Programs equal to 20% off tuition
  • $4,000 AmeriCorps/Peace Corps Alumni Grant
  • $2,500 AmeriCorps/Peace Corps Alumni Grant for select stand-alone endorsements
  • Seasonal Scholarships up to $2,000
  • $2,000 Title I Scholarship
  • Lutheran Educator Grant, equal to 20% off tuition
  • Private scholarships and federal student loans

Please note that certain grants and scholarships cannot be combined. Ask your admission counselor for details.

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