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5 out of 5
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Degree: English Language and Literature, General
Graduation Year: 2015

My time at Concordia was fantastic. It was home for two and a half years, after I transferred from a community college. Transferring credits was a little complicated, so I added on half a year, but in the end, I think it was a good thing. The staff is so nice and helpful, from admissions to financial aid. The professors really do make you better. And the religion is never forced. I liked that it was a Christian school, but I knew several people were not Christian, but never felt pushed. Sometimes the small school atmosphere felt like high school with the jocks and the nerds, but you get past that. Being so close to Alberta street, and having so many on-campus events, there is never a dull moment. I recommend Concordia 100%!

4 out of 5
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Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
Graduation Year: 2016

I'm currently in the 2nd week of my 3rd course. I have really enjoyed the program so far. I have learned a lot of new information that I can use in my classroom. The only complaint I have is the APA format. I was not familiar with APA and the instructors will count off points for every little period or comma. In fact, my first paper was considered plagiarism because I didn't put quotation marks around the quotes. I was able to redo the paper and corrected the errors and received a good great. Before considering this program, be sure you are familiar with APA format and you should do great!

3 out of 5
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Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
Graduation Year: 2015

This program is supposed to be for teachers of all age groups. As a high school teacher... do not take this program it is geared towards younger students. Also they are more concerned about your APA than anything. I once got a c on a paper with the comment that my content was great but I had APA issues. Isn't the point of learning the content not the fact that I was supposed to put the period after the parenthesis not before? I honestly do not feel like I learned anything about curriculum, maybe some new instruction but anyone that did teaching in their undergrad be prepared for a lot of repeat information.

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4 out of 5
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Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
Graduation Year: 2015

Not a bad program, though my final class had an AWFUL professor. However, for the price that I paid for my degree, they did not even send a frame for my DEGREE! I felt that was really cheap. Every other school I've graduated from gave me my diploma with a holder/frame.

3 out of 5
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Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
Graduation Year: 2015

I DO NOT recommend this online program to any working adult, especially educators who tend to have unpredictable schedules. Even though the program is advertised as being "flexible", it is not at all. If you do chose to attend Concordia University - Portland online, here are some things you can expect... You should be prepared to give up all of your time in the evenings and on the weekends. Expect to submit the equivalent of three to four fully researched essays per week (in their five week courses), whether as discussion board posts or as additional assignments/projects. I almost feel as if this institution is intentionally requiring lots of "busy work" so that students easily fall behind and end up paying more money in tuition. This has not happened to me, but when I began the program I had about 14 colleagues in my cohort, and now I have 3. Enter at your own risk!

3 out of 5
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2013

Too expensive for the level of pay you will receive

2 out of 5
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Degree: Education Administration
Graduation Year: 2015

I'd find another program. They have been inconsistent about communicating and changed the expectations for a course after I already paid for it. My expectations were higher for a Christian private school. I didn't get the feeling there was anything Christ like about the way they conduct their business.

5 out of 5
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Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
Graduation Year: 2014

Concordia Portland Oregon, is an excellent university. The admission process was stress free. The required courses were readily made out by the University. I learned so much enrolled in the Master's of Education Program. The work was continuous, but well worth it. I earn my M.Ed. in one year as planned.

5 out of 5
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2001

Concordia is a small Lutheran University with a mission, "Prepare leaders who serve others through careers with global non-profits, educational institutions, and community development organizations. Graduates will gain intercultural competency, international experiences, and a deeper understanding of how to navigate complex partnerships in and between global communities." The University lives this mission. I would highly encourage Concordia University to anyone who wants to go to a small university that cares about your individual development!

5 out of 5
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Degree: Curriculum and Instruction
Graduation Year: 2014

While the program was rigorous, it was also excellent. I learned a plethora of information that I could use at work. The science concentration courses were very, very good courses for the program. This is by far the BEST school I have ever attended. Along with excellent courses that are beneficial for employment in the area of science, are also a GREAT administrative offices. The people are always available to answer any questions. They are very nice and respectful. If they cannot help you, they will transfer you to someone who can help you, AND will not hang up until they know the person that they transferred you to is available to help you. I love this school. It is the BEST educational choice that I have ever made. After graduating from the Master's program, I went ahead and enrolled in the Doctoral program. This school is Excellent, and it represents what college should be.

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