Student & Graduate Reviews
Hello Elizabeth, You are correct in that the MEd in Curriculum and Instruction degree you completed at Concordia University does not lead to licensure or certification. Both our website and our program brochure clearly state that the MEd does not lead to licensure or certification. During the admissions process, there is also a document students are required to sign acknowledging that the program does not lead to any licensure or certification. Since each state has a different set of criteria for earning a certificate or license, we recommend that each student connect with their states Department of Education to discuss these requirements in detail.
Hello, Thank you for your feedback on your experience in the Ed.D. program. The transition from Phase II to the research courses can be a challenge since candidates work more independently. However, it is important that candidates are getting support from their Faculty Chair and dissertation committee. There are objectives that need to be fulfilled at various points of Phase III, such as proposal defense, before candidates can proceed to Phase IV of the program. Should candidates need more than one session to complete their dissertation proposal, they would need to register for an additional session of EDDR 697. The course may be taken up to six times in order to allow the candidate additional time to complete the proposal and defense.
Hello, Thank you for sharing your feedback on your experience in the Ed.D. program. Instructors are required to respond to student emails within 24 hours, grade discussion board posts within 24 hours after peer responses are due and grade assignments within 48 hours. Should you come across any issues with a lack of feedback or response from an instructor, please don't hesitate to contact Student Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or 888-628-2752 so that your advisor can make contact with your instructor or escalate if needed. The Office of Doctoral Studies is open to feedback regarding the course content. We encourage you to complete the course evaluations at the conclusion of each course or feel free to share your feedback with Student Services so that it can be forwarded to the appropriate department.
Hello, Thank you for sharing your feedback regarding the Ed.D. program. When the Ed.D. program first started in May of 2013, it consisted of two specializations, Teacher Leadership and Educational Administration. In order to provide options for students in diverse fields, the specializations Higher Education and Transformational Leadership were rolled out soon thereafter so some candidates did transition to a specialization that better suited their profession and goals. Initial Degree Completion Plans that were sent to students in the first few cohorts did have an error with the EDDR 698 dissertation courses in Phase IV (the courses were listed as semester long courses but the corresponding dates only refected 8 week sessions). Once the error was uncovered, candidates were informed of the error and were provided with a corrected Degree Completion Plan. There have been many changes to the program to address the inconsistencies that you mention to ensure that candidates feel supported and guided throughout their doctoral journey. Please feel free to contact Student Services at email@example.com or 888-628-2752 and ask to speak with a manager.
We are so sorry you are experiencing difficulties. To confirm, each credit hour in the Ed.D. program is $880. The first year of the program consists of 21 credits which comes out to $18,480. Please feel free to contact Student Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or 888-628-2752 and ask to speak with a manager.