Enrolling in Concordia University Portland's One yr. MSed.

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  1. Afterhours

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    In social science education. Does anyone have any experience with this program or with Concordia in general?

    thanks!
     
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    Anyone have any information with Concordia? I am probably taking the plunge this week.
     
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    Yeah, I get all those Concordia University online MEd and EdD program announcements on facebook. Which is ok with me, I like doing grad school online. I think I might someday take the plunge, but online education degrees are somewhere lower down on my degree wish list. I like Concordia. Most schools known as Concordia University or Concordia College are historically Lutheran, and that is credibility enough for me.
     
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    Afterhours, please let us know what you think of Concordia (also, which Concordia are you enrolling in? I've looked at CUW and CU-Portland)

    I've been eyeing up the program at CUW and it looks interesting but I'm a bit on the fence. Also not sure I can commit to a degree program right now (And I really need to stop procrastinating on the SPHR exam).

    But I'm curious about personal experiences with the school.
     
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    While I have no direct experience with the school, I live in Portland, and CU seems to be a well respected school.
     
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    I'm curious to know if there's a lot of "busy work" in the graduate education programs.
     
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    Ladylearner, I too am enrolling in Concordia. I have similar questions. Which track are you taking?
     
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    Concordia-Portland. I am waiting until my youngest goes away to college - this Fall. But I am doing it. Taking the plunge. Scout's honor.

    I agree Ted, the fact that it is Lutheran, adds credibility. I am an "LLL" (Life Long Lutheran) all though not LCMS - I am ELCA. But, it's still all good.

    One reason I chose Concordia is that I need a masters in anything - and I need it FAST. One year sounds good to me! I think that the danger of washout decreases with the length of the program.

    I can add a certificate in teaching sociology at the college level (Appalachian State - NC) to accrue my requisite 18 credits, directly afterwards so that I can teach college.

    Yes, I know how competitive it is to find adjunct positions. However, Lutherans do enjoy a good challenge along with a tater tot hot dish and the occasional beer. So, yeah. I'm doing it.
     
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    Actually, my cousin is looking at the ESOL track. She has been enrolled previously online degree programs.
     

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