Concordia University - Portland Reviews - Master's in Educational Leadership

3.1 out of 5 stars
(6 Reviews)
  • Portland (OR)
  • Annual Tuition: $20,910
80% of 6 students said this degree improved their career prospects
67% of 6 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
Nicole Cordova-Lyttle - 5/14/2019
Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2019
"I would highly recommend Concordia University-Portland to any student looking to further their career as a teacher or school administrator. The program was very well run, professors were very knowledgeable and directed us to learn about techniques we could practice in our classroom if we were teaching or what to look forward to as a teacher. There are so many great resources at your fingertips that make this journey so special. And in only a year. Great experience and highly recommend."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Ryan - 12/14/2018
Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2016
"If you want an honest opinion, this school is out to take your money and that is it. A few professors were actually decent, but in terms of how the programs operate and the financial aid and just billing side, good luck. You will have better luck dealing with a monkey than with these people. Like I said, this school is not out to help you achieve anything except take your money. Good luck to you if you decide to go here. This school does not even deserve stars below."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Andre'-Mar'Quis Mitchell-Franklin - 6/8/2018
Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2017
"There are some many gems in journeying through Concordia Portlands online M.Ed in Educational Leadership Program, but in a few words, the program is nothing short of amazing. I had the privilege of graduating from the program in 2017, and have found that it has directly advanced my pedagogy within the classroom, as well as my now effectiveness as an educational leader in my current role. My attention to the coursework offered throughout the program allowed me to utilize the new information directly into my classroom, which created a more meaningful understanding of who I was as an educator. I am forever grateful for the value and quality of the program!"
5.0 out of 5 stars
Donna - 3/7/2016
Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2015
"I loved this school. Yes, I did sacrifice my nights and weekends for an entire year, but it was worth it. I worked full time and was raising three children at the same time. My family was understanding. Best thing I ever did because now I have a new position at a college with double the pay. My classmates were wonderful and my professors were great. I never had an issue getting a response to any question whether it was from a professor or financial aid. Everyone from the admissions process down was fantastic. I highly recommend this school. It is very demanding, but worth it, if you are willing to put in the time. It definitely helped me advance my career."
4.7 out of 5 stars
Rachel W. - 1/19/2016
Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2016
"I am currently in my 7th out of 10 classes of the Masters of leadership program at Concordia. The program is very demanding and one should expect to devote all of their free time towards the program. However, this is to be expected in an accelerated one year program. I am very impressed with the quality of education and the incredible amount that I am learning. Without hesitating, I would recommend this program to anyone who is willing to put their life on hold for one year. It will take be 4 years to earn back what I spent on this program. Therefore, I would consider this an excellent rate of return given that from graduation forward (including retirement), I will earn a better salary."
1.0 out of 5 stars
JFW - 2/27/2014
Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year:
"I am disappointed at the instruction and administrative accountability at this school. I hold a Masters degree, in another field, from another school. Even without the my previous Masters degree, I would find this school curriculum and academic expectations below undergraduate expectations. I apologize to schools, that cohorts of teachers will be entering the field, with a masters degree from this degree mill, without the knowledge needed to fulfill the responsibilities of the job. I was drawn in by the one-year masters degree, with the expectation that the program would be a rigorous one. However, I found that the books were not college level books, the expectations for writing posts and papers was below any respectable standards even for undergrad, and the administration hides behind a student masquerading as an advisor who will allow a student neither to speak to a teacher, nor any member of the school administration. All phone numbers given to a student lead to one place--a message that says, "the mailbox is full for the person you are trying to meet." Concordia did not report that I was in school for four months. The result was that my student loans became due, and reported on my credit. Concordia refuses to state for my credit that they did not report that I was in school for four months. Upon calling the brick and mortar school, I found that the Provost office answered no questions, and did not call back with information as arranged. I could have continued and had gotten an easy decree for the money I paid. However, my conscious will not allow me to continue this farce. I am changing schools."