Graduate Academic Information and Policies (alphabetical)

Academic Credits and Load

Concordia’s unit of credit is the semester hour, normally granted for the satisfactory completion of a course meeting one period (50 minutes) per week for one semester. Students can anticipate that one credit usually connotes 15 hours of course meeting time and 30 hours of outside or laboratory work over the semester. One credit in an online course can assume 30-45 hours of work for the semester.

Graduate students carrying six credits and above during the semester are considered full-time, while three hours is half-time.

Academic Grievance

Procedures for student grievances (e.g., concerns over grades, grading policies, grading practice, course design) are delineated in the CU Student Handbook. These procedures are designed to provide a mechanism by which students can seek to express concerns, disagreements, or complaints about a faculty member, and seek redress of perceived injustice, harassment, discrimination, or inequity. Students are encouraged to start by discussing concerns face-to-face with the faculty member in an attempt to resolve issues. Students should also consider discussing concerns with his/her academic advisor or a professional staff person in Student Services. This will provide an opportunity to review the appropriate university policies and practices related to the student’s concern.

Academic Dismissal Appeal Process

All students have the right to appeal academic dismissal through the Scholastic Standards Committee. Instructions on how to petition will be communicated to all dismissed students, but may also be obtained by contacting gssc@cu-portland.edu.

Academic Standing – College of Education – Ed.D.

Concordia University believes its Ed.D. Candidates are enrolled in one of the most innovative and engaging degree programs available. The focus of all programs is on the candidate’s success and the transfer of that success to classrooms or the workplace.

To facilitate student success, standards of academic excellence must be maintained and safeguarded. To that end, the University developed the following parameters for academic probation, dismissal, and student readmission in order to support candidates who may find themselves in academic difficulty.

Ed.D. Academic Standing

  1. Candidates must earn a grade of B- or better or a 'Pass' in each course to receive credit for the course.
  2. A letter grade of ‘C+’ or below or 'No Pass' means the candidate has failed that course and will be placed on academic probation.
  3. A failed course may be repeated once. If the new grade is a B- or better, the candidate remains in good standing.
  4. If the repeated course is awarded a ‘C+’ or lower or a 'No Pass' the candidate is dismissed from the program.
  5. If a candidate fails two courses in succession, he or she will be dismissed from the program.
  6. If a candidate fails two courses, he or she will be dismissed from the program if the first course failed has not already been retaken successfully.
  7. A cumulative minimum GPA of 3.0 must be maintained to remain in good academic standing1 and earn the degree.
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Good standing means that the candidate has a grade point average of such quality that he or she may continue to advance toward program completion.

Academic Standing – College of Education – M.Ed. and Certificate Programs

The College of Education believes that its M.Ed. candidates at Concordia University are enrolled in some of the most innovative and engaging master’s degree programs available. The focus of all programs is on the candidate’s success and the transfer of that success to classrooms or the workplace.

To facilitate student success, standards of academic excellence must be maintained and safeguarded. To that end, the University developed the following parameters for academic probation, dismissal, and student readmission in order to support candidates who may find themselves in academic difficulty.

M.Ed. Academic Standing

  1. Candidates must earn a grade of A, A-, B+, B, B- or PASS in each course to receive credit toward the degree.
  2. A No Pass or letter grade of C+ or below means the candidate has failed that course and will be placed on academic probation.
  3. If the cumulative GPA falls below a 3.00 the candidate will be placed on academic probation for a maximum length of three courses. If the candidate does not return to good standing (the GPA is not raised to a 3.00 or above) after completion of the third consecutive course on probation the candidate will be dismissed from the program and the University.
  4. A failed course (other than a practicum course) may be repeated once. If the new grade is a B- or better, the candidate returns to good standing as long as the cumulative GPA is not lower than a 3.00.
  5. If the repeated course is awarded a C+ or lower, or a No Pass, the candidate is dismissed from the program and the University.
  6. Candidates on probation for a GPA lower than 3.00 will be dismissed from the program and the university if they receive a subsequent failing (C+ or below or No Pass) grade.
  7. If a candidate receives two failing (C+ or below or No Pass) grades they will be dismissed from the program and the university.
  8. If a candidate is on probation and an Incomplete grade is changed to a failing grade (C+ or lower or No Pass) the candidate will be dismissed from the program and the university. 
  9. A failed course (C+ of below or No Pass) must be retaken within 16 weeks from the end of the original failed course or the candidate will be dismissed from the program and the university at the beginning of the next semester.
  10. A practicum course is not repeatable. If a candidate fails a practicum course, he or she will be dismissed from the program and the University.
  11. Although a student may receive credit for a course with a B- grade, a cumulative minimum GPA of a 3.00 must be maintained to remain in good academic standing1 and earn the degree.
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Good standing means that the candidate has a grade point average of such quality that he or she may continue to advance toward program completion.

M.Ed. Course Repeat Rule

The M.Ed. Department has established the following Course Repeat Rule:

  • Each M.Ed. course (excluding practicum courses) may be repeated once.
  • A maximum of two courses may be repeated within a program.
  • A practicum course (EDRD 550; EDEL 537; EDAD 650; EDAD 652; EDHP 519; EDHP 520; EDSP 598; EDSP 599; EDCI 599) is not repeatable.

Note: Repeatable failed courses must be repeated within 16 weeks or dismissal will occur at the start of the next term. 

M.Ed. Incomplete Grades

Candidates are expected to complete all academic work in whatever length of time is allotted for the course. If candidates cannot complete course requirements by the completion date due to unavoidable or unforeseen circumstances, they may request an Incomplete ("I") grade from the instructor.

If granted, the candidate and the instructor will determine, and confirm with a student contract, a final completion date which must be met for the passing grade to be issued. In all cases, an Incomplete is given with a back-up grade.  If the candidate does not complete the work by the agreed date, the incomplete “I” grade will default to the backup grade.

In online courses, Instructors may grant a grade of "I" only when a student has completed 75% of the course with a “B-” or better. An incomplete grade is not included in the grade point average (GPA).

Revised 11/10/2011

Academic Standing – College of Arts & Sciences

To remain in “good standing,” graduate candidates are expected to maintain a GPA of 3.0 or better throughout their progress towards their degrees. In addition, College of Arts & Sciences graduate candidates must repeat any course lower than a B-. A student may only repeat one course.  Failure to remain in good standing can result in dismissal from the program and Concordia University. The student has the right to appeal academic dismissal through the Vice Provost. The student will be required to be present during the appeal process unless excused previously by the Registrar for extenuating circumstances. In any case the student must make a written appeal.

Academic Standing – School of Management

To remain in “good standing,” graduate candidates are expected to maintain a GPA of 3.0 or better throughout their progress towards their degrees.  School of Management graduate students must repeat any course lower than a C. Failure to remain in good standing can result in dismissal from the program and Concordia University. The student has the right to appeal academic dismissal through the Vice Provost. The student will be required to be present during the appeal process unless excused previously by the Registrar for extenuating circumstances. In any case the student must make a written appeal.

Adding and Dropping 15 Week Courses

No course can be added after 10% of the class sessions have convened. In no case may a course be added after the second week. Adding courses must be approved by both the instructor and the student’s academic advisor.

A Candidate may drop a course during the first two weeks of a semester without transcript notation. If a student drops a course between the beginning of the third week and the end of the tenth week, a grade of “W” (withdrawn) is issued. Students will be responsible for any balance that results from a withdrawal calculation, if applicable. After the tenth week, a candidate will not be allowed to withdraw from a course unless unusual circumstances exist.

Adding & Dropping Courses – Ed.D.

No course can be added after the first week of class. Adding courses must be approved by both the instructor and the student’s academic advisor.

Students may withdraw from a course during the first 5 weeks of the semester. Students will be responsible for any balance that results from a withdrawal calculation, if applicable.

A course running less than 15 weeks (7.5 and 8 weeks) may be dropped before the end of the tenth day without transcript notation.  After the 10th day, but before the end of the fifth week, students may withdraw from a class and will be assigned a grade of "W". After the fifth week students must earn a grade in the class.

Students who stop attending a course without following the above procedure automatically receive a grade of "F."

Courses may not be assigned a “W” grade after the close of the fifth week except under unusual circumstances.  Withdrawal after the fifth week in 8 week course requires the approval of the Dean of Students.

Attendance Policy – Ed.D.

Attendance and punctuality are required for all Ed.D. courses. In situations that necessitate an absence, notify the instructor prior to class. Please note tardiness or absenteeism may affect your participation in class. On-ground students who miss more than 25% of the total class time must retake the course. Online students need to check the course room and Blackboard email at least once daily during the course duration.

Audit

Candidates desiring to take a course as an audit rather than for credit can indicate their intention to do so during the registration period by filling out a form for this purpose. Policies regarding the addition or dropping of a credited course also apply to audited courses. Audit tuition is charged at a lower rate. No class may be changed to an audit after the end of the second week of classes in that particular semester.

Automatic Drop

Candidates who have not attended any of their registered classes by the second Friday of any term, and who have not notified their instructors of the reason for their absences, can be automatically dropped or withdrawn from all their classes. Please note: it is the student’s responsibility to drop or withdraw from any class.

Failure to make satisfactory payment arrangements may also result in an administrative drop or withdraw from classes.

Class Attendance

Policies governing absences and tardiness are determined by individual instructors and are announced at the beginning of the course or in the course syllabus.

Students that have not attended any of their registered classes for the semester will be administratively dropped from all coursework after the add/drop deadline for the term. 

Commencement Ceremonies

Some graduate programs are offered off-site. Candidates at the off-site location may choose to attend commencement exercises at the main campus. Certificate programs are not part of the commencement ceremonies. 

Computer Requirements

  • Ready access to adequate computing resources has become essential for student success in higher education.
  • For the latest computer guidelines, please click on the following hyperlink: http://kb.cu-portland.edu/Computing+Standards

Concurrent Enrollment

Matriculating students at Concordia University who wish to take concurrent coursework at another institution, to be applied toward graduation at Concordia University, should consult with their advisor, financial aid staff, and the Registrar before enrolling in such courses. If students do not receive such approval, these courses may not apply to graduation requirements.

Course-In-Progress Grade

A number of graduate level courses at Concordia by design may extend beyond one semester (internships, practica, and research). At the end of the first semester, the instructor will grant a grade of Course-In-Progress (CIP). The CIP can be used for up to two terms, with a final grade granted at the end of the second term.

Course Numbering System

Graduate courses carry a 500 or 600 number. Courses in the 800 sequence are awarded limited graduate seminar credit, and are designed to meet professional development needs. Continuing Education courses, awarded CEUs only, will carry the CEU prefix.

Course Offerings for Graduate Students

Course descriptions for all graduate offerings are listed in the Graduate Course section at the end of this catalog.

Classes that do not meet the minimum enrollment established by the university may be cancelled as late as the first session.

Enrollment Status

For standard terms, levels of enrollment for graduate degree programs are:

  • Full Time: 6 or more credits
  • Three Quarter Time: 4.5-5.99 credits
  • Half Time: 3-4.49 credits
  • Less than half time: Less than 3 credits

Experimental Courses

Courses that have an E (e.g., BA 596E) are experimental courses, offered on a one time basis before being considered for offering on a regular basis.

Grades and Quality Points

Academic work is evaluated each semester according to the following scale:

Grade Quality Points/Semester Points
A 4.0
A- 3.7
B+ 3.3
B 3.0
B- 2.7
C+ 2.3
C 2.0
C- 1.7
D+ 1.3
D 1.0
D- 0.7
F 0.0
AU - Audit None
CIP - Course In Progress* None
I_ - Incomplete* None
N - No Count None
NP - No Pass* None
P - Pass* None
RD - Registrar Delay None
W - Withdraw None
X - No Basis For Grade None

   * See appropriate sub-section for more information.

Graduation Application

An application for graduation must be turned in to the Registrar’s Office at least two semesters before the student wishes to graduate.

The last day to declare candidacy for participation in commencement:

  • Spring term (April) – November 1 of the prior year
  • Fall term (December) – April 1

A graduation fee will be applied to the student's account once the graduation application is processed. 

Graduation Requirements

Please consult the individual program sections of this catalog for program-specific graduation requirements and transfer policies.

Inclement Weather Policy

Because the student’s safety is of primary importance to the university, all students must determine their ability to travel to the University when conditions are hazardous. If a student feels it is not safe to travel to classes, s/he should contact instructors at the earliest possible time.

In instances of inclement weather, the decision to cancel classes will be determined by the Provost and be broadcast on local radio/TV stations, as well as posted on the Concordia University web site. Please refer to the student handbook for a listing of local radio/TV stations that carry this information.

Incomplete Courses

Students are expected to complete all of the work for a course within the allotted time, generally one semester. However, there may occasionally be extenuating circumstances which prevent a student from completing a course. In those cases, the following process will be utilized:

  • The student will initiate a meeting with the instructor to explain the extenuating circumstances. The student will submit a “Grade Incomplete Form” to the instructor and also share a plan with timeline for how s/he intends to complete work still required.
  • The instructor will use professional discretion to determine whether a grade of “I” should be awarded.  * If the instructor is a part-time faculty member, permission to assign a grade of Incomplete cannot be given without the additional approval of the department chairperson and signed by the department chairperson on the “Grade Incomplete Form.”
  • At the time a grade of “I” is assigned, a back-up grade is provided by the instructor which reflects that grade the student will receive if the additional work is not completed.
  • When the student completes the work, the instructor submits a “Grade Change” form to the Registrar’s Office.
  • The grade of “I” is granted for a period of up to one academic term. If a Grade Change form is not received, grades of “I” will be converted to the backup grade at the end of the subsequent term (including summer term).

Intent to Complete a Certificate Form

An Intent to Complete form must be turned into the Registrar's Office at least two semesters before the student wishes to complete their Certificate program. 

Learning Disabilities & Accommodations

Any student with a documented learning, physical or mental disability who feels his or her disability may impact academic success may be qualified to receive accommodation. Students needing academic adjustments are required to contact the Disability Learning Services Coordinator, no later than the second Friday of the semester for which accommodation is being sought. All discussions will remain confidential.

Limited Graduate Seminar Credit

When a continuing education experience or seminar is deemed substantive enough to be considered for academic credit, the course may be awarded limited graduate seminar credit. These courses are generally more experiential and practical-oriented than traditional theory-based graduate level courses, and generally project-based, with assessment included as part of the course. The courses may allow limited application in graduate programs. Each hour of limited graduate seminar credit reflects approximately 30 hours of work, and the equivalent of three continuing education units.

Majors, Concentrations, and Certificates 

A major is a structured plan of study requiring a minimum of 30 semester credits please see individual major pages in the catalog for requirements, minimum grades, GPA, transfer policy, and graduation requirements. 

A concentration is a structured plan of study within a major and is required for the completion of the major. The minimum number of semester credits for a concentration is 9 credits at the graduate level, and is included within the semester credits for the major. The concentration appears on the official transcript, but is not printed on the diploma. Specific requirements are defined in the Academic Catalog. To successfully complete a concentration course the grade earned must be a C or higher. No more than 50% of credits may overlap between any two majors, two concentrations, two minors or a combination of minors and concentrations.

A graduate certificate is a structured set of professionally orientated courses designed to provide recognition that the student has completed coursework in an applied area of focus. A minimum of 15 semester credits are needed for a graduate-level certificate. Specific requirements and graduation requirements are defined in the Academic Catalog. To successfully complete a certificate course the grade earned must be a B- or higher. No more than three credits are eligible for transfer, please see specific transfer policies for each certificate. 

Online Courses

An increasing number of courses are available in an online format. Those courses will be designated as “Online” or “Online Cohort Program” in the course schedules.

Paper Format

The latest edition of the APA Publication Manual has been adopted for writing assignments in Concordia’s graduate programs.

Pass/No Pass Courses

The only graduate courses that utilize the pass/no pass option are seminars and designated practica.

Readmission Following Dismissal – Ed.D.

If a student is academically dismissed, the student may appeal that decision by writing to the Graduate Scholastic Standards Committee (GSSC). See the Academic Appeals process for more information. If, however, the student chooses to return to Concordia after an absence of one year or more, the student will need to appeal, as well as apply and pay the current application fee, for re-admission to Concordia. Students will be subject to any changes in the program.

Please note: You have seven years from the date you begin the program to complete your coursework and dissertation process (should you decide to defer or take a hiatus). After seven years, the coursework is nullified and you would need to reapply to the program.

Special Issues

Please contact your instructor at the first sign of an issue. Waiting until the end of the term or approaching someone else with the problem does not correct it, solve it, or help develop positive relationships. Be “solution-focused” and solve problems together!

Readmission Policy 

Students who leave Concordia University in good academic standing may resume their studies in the following way:

  1. Students who wish to return within one academic year (three terms) may contact the advising office to re-enroll and continue their previous academic roadmap.
  2. Students who have been absent for one academic year (three terms) or more must complete the online application for admission, and will be subject to any changes in admission requirements, program requirements, and tuition increases.  Institutional scholarships, Concordia Grants, and Concordia Merit Awards at the time of initial admission are subject to change upon readmission.

All students must submit official transcripts for any coursework taken at other institutions during their absence. All students will be notified by electronically or in writing of their readmission status.

Students who have been academically dismissed from the University and wish to resume their education should obtain instructions by contacting the Scholastic Standards Committee at: ssc@cu-portland.edu. If a student is readmitted, s/he will be placed on academic probation until they meet minimum GPA requirements for their program. 

All previous course work at Concordia University remains part of the permanent record for students who have been readmitted, and the cumulative GPA includes all prior grades.­

Repeat Course

A candidate may repeat some courses. A course may be taken either at Concordia University - Portland or another institution with approval by the program director, if it is intended to replace a program requirement. When a course is repeated at Concordia University, only the grade and credit hours for the last attempt will be used in computing the GPA, quality points, and credit. All attempts and grades will be recorded on the transcript. Transfer coursework will not replace Concordia University classes.

Previously passed courses are only eligible for financial aid for one repeat.  This is regardless of requirements for a higher grade for the major.  Students should contact their financial aid counselor if there are questions related to this issue. If ineligible for financial aid, the student will be responsible for the balance. 

Transfer of Credit     

General Policy

To students pursuing a graduate degree, the Office of Admissions awards transfer credit according to the guidelines discussed here. The Admission Office and the Registrar reserves the right to accept or reject credits earned at other institutions of higher education. In general, it is University policy to accept credits earned at institutions fully accredited by their regional accrediting association for colleges and universities, provided that such credits have been earned through university-level courses appropriate to the student’s degree program at Concordia University (CU).   

Full time students at Concordia who wish to take a course at another institution, to be applied toward graduation at Concordia University, must consult with the student’s advisor, in coordination with the Registrar’s Office, before enrolling in such courses.  If students do not receive such input, these courses may not apply to Concordia University graduation requirements.  

The Registrar will evaluate transcripts of transfer students degrees to determine acceptance or rejection of transfer courses into Concordia University’s graduate degree programs.

A graduate student’s transcripts, of courses taken at other accredited institutions, are assessed to determined acceptance or rejection of such transfer credits into Concordia University’s graduate degree programs. All courses requested for transfer to Concordia University must be no more than seven years old, graduate level credit, and only final course grades of an A or B from regionally accredited institutions will be accepted for credit towards completion of a master's degree.

College of Education Transfer Policy – On ground and Online 

  • Master of Arts in Teaching: No credit may transfer into this program
  • All M.Ed. Programs: Up to six semester hours may be transferred in, see below for specific programs and eligible courses. This must be graduate level work (not CEUS) from an accredited institution. Coursework must be less than 7 years old and all grades must be a B- or higher to transfer. The course content must be equivalent to CU coursework in the degree. Total credits needed to earn the degree must be met. If applicable: The capstone course (Thesis/Action Research), EDGR 500, and any practicums must be completed at CU. All C&I concentration courses must be taken here as well. The following lists the specific courses that might be transferred into each M.Ed degree: 
    1. M.Ed. in Special Education (Non-Endorsement) and M.Ed. Special Education K–12 (Endorsement) 
      1. EDSP 510 Intro to Special Education
      2. EDSP 524 Special Education Teacher Leadership Practices
    2. M.Ed. in Advanced Study in Special Education 
      1. EDSP 524 Special Education Teacher Leadership Practices
      2. EDSP 526 Managing and Teaching across Learning Environments for Students with Disabilities 
    3. M.Ed. in Career and Technical Education
      1. EDCT 505 Basic Teaching Skills 
      2. EDCT 509 Effective Classroom Management 
    4. M.Ed. in Administration
      1. EDGR 595 Community of Learners 
      2. EDGR 626 Organizational Change
    5. M.Ed. in Educational Leadership 
      1. EDGR 535 Theories of Teaching and Learning 
      2. EDGR 595 Community of Learners
    6. M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction 
      1. EDGR 535 Theories of Teaching and Learning
      2. EDGR 595 Community of Learners
  • Preliminary Administrative Licensure Certificate (formerly the IAL): Up to three semester credits may transfer into this program. Must be graduate level work (not CEUS) from an accredited institution. Must be less than 7 years old, all grades must be a B- or higher to transfer and the coursework must be appropriate to the degree. If applicable: The capstone course (Thesis/Action Research), EDGR 500, and any practicums must be completed at CU. 
  • Professional Administrative Licensure Certificate (formerly the CAL): Up to three semester credits may transfer into this program. Must be graduate level work (not CEUS) from an accredited institution. Must be less than 7 years old, all grades must be a B- or higher to transfer and the coursework must be appropriate to the degree. If applicable: The capstone course (Thesis/Action Research), EDGR 500, and any practicums must be completed at CU. 
  • Other Graduate Certificate Programs: No credit may transfer into these programs.

Doctorate of Education 

All Candidates

Please Note: All credits must be seven years old or less and enrollment into the Ed.D. program must happen within that same seven year time span in order for the credits to transfer. All credits must 1) have a B- grade or higher (no P grades are eligible to transfer), 2) be at the graduate or doctoral level, and 3) be from an accredited institution in order to transfer. 

Ed.D. transfer-in credit will be determined by appropriateness to the concentration and reviewed case-by-case if necessary. A total of 15 graduate credits may be transferred into the Ed.D. program (18 total credits for CU-Portland Professional Administrative Licensure [formerly CAL] students in the Administrative Leadership concentration OR 18 total credits for CU-Portland Preliminary Administrator Licensure [formerly IAL] students in the Professional Leadership, Inquiry and Transformation concentration only) with the following stipulations:

  1. Up to nine graduate credits if the earned credits are appropriate to the concentration.
  2. In the core, up to six graduate credits for Qualitative Research Methods and/or Quantitative Research Methods course work previously completed. Course work transferred in for the Research courses need to each be at least three semester credits. 

Oregon and Washington Candidates Only

  1. Up to 15 graduate credits earned toward, or in the completion of, the Oregon Professional Administrator License (formerly the CAL) may be transferred into the Ed.D. Administrative Leadership concentration.
  2. Up to 15 graduate credits earned toward, or in the completion of, the Oregon Preliminary Administrator License (formerly the IAL) may be transferred into the Ed.D. Professional Leadership, Inquiry and Transformation concentration if the content is equivalent to the coursework in CU's Preliminary Administrator License program (excluding EDGR 500 and EDAD 650). Only transfer work or courses earned in the other CU Ed.D. concentrations of Instructional Leadership, Transformational Leadership, or Higher Education will apply to the Professional Leadership, Inquiry and Transformation concentration. A Degree Completion Plan (DCP) is required for all students that declare the Professional Leadership, Inquiry, and Transformation concentration. 

Concordia University-Portland Candidates Only

  1. All 18 graduate credits for the Administrative Leadership concentration earned toward, or in completion of, the Oregon Professional Administrator License (formerly the CAL) can be transferred into the Ed.D. Administrative Leadership concentration. 
  2. Students who have successfully completed the M.Ed. in Educational Leadership or the M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction program with a Instructional Leadership concentration from Concordia University-Portland will have nine of their credits transfer into the Ed.D. Instructional Leadership concentration.  
  3. Any Concordia University-Portland student who has successfully completed the following MAT courses will be able to transfer up to six credits into the Instructional Leadership concentration: MAT 501 and MAT 536 or MAT 537.  
  4. If any of the following courses have been completed here at CU-Portland, up to nine credits will transfer into the Instructional Leadership concentration: EDGR 620, EDGR 520, EDCI 587, EDGR 506, EDSP 622, or EDGR 537.
  5. All 18 graduate credits earned toward, or in completion of, the Oregon Preliminary Administrator License (formerly the IAL) can be transferred into the Ed.D Professional Leadership, Inquiry and Transformation concentration. Only transfer work or courses earned in the other CU concentration of Instructional Leadership, Transformational Leadership, or Higher Education will apply to the Professional Leadership, Inquiry and Transformation concentration. A Degree Completion Plan (DCP) is required for all students that declare this concentration. 

Note:

There are no equivalent master's level courses here at CU for the Higher Education or Transformational Leadership concentrations. 

Oregon candidates seeking an Oregon Preliminary Administrator License must first complete all requirements, including all coursework and the practicum, before matriculating to the Ed.D.

Oregon candidates who have an Oregon Preliminary Administrative License (formerly the IAL) and a minimum of three years’ experience in this role can be recommended for the Oregon Professional Administrator License (formerly the CAL) upon completion of the Ed.D. with a concentration in Administrative Leadership.

College of Arts & Sciences Transfer Policy

  • Master of Arts in Psychology: Community Psychology: Up to six semester credits may transfer into this program from other regionally accredited institutions. All grades must be a B- or above. 
  • Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages: Nine semester credits may transfer into this program. All grades must be a B- or above. Courses are evaluated on a line by line basis and content must be equivalent to our courses. The following courses must be taken here and cannot be transferred in: TESL 534, TESL 585,  TESL 597, TESL 699, or TESL 587. 

School of Management Transfer Policy

  • Master of Business Administration: Up to six hours of graduate work may transfer in from other regionally accredited institutions. These may be transferred into the student’s core or concentration requirements as long as the content and credits are equivalent. Additionally, no credits earned toward a Concordia MBA can be more than seven years old and only final grades of A or B may be transferred into the MBA program.