Doctorate (EdD)

Educational Leadership

Online 64 major credits * 3 years
Hurry! Classes Start March 9th, 2019

What You Learn

The Doctorate in Educational Leadership (EdD) at Concordia University St. Paul is designed to address three salient areas with a concentration in leadership. The first area of concentration will addresses a core understanding of leadership issues pertaining to exemplary leadership models, ethics, policy making, and special topics. A second area focuses on scholarship for understanding, and producing and evaluating research applicable to improving organizations. The third area provides comprehensive coursework, integrated with Doctorate Field Experience/Research, and designed with flexibility to allow students to focus on areas of specialization of their choosing within leadership.

How You Learn

Online Format: This program is an online cohort. In general, you will finish one 3 credit hour course every 7 weeks. Face to face meetings are not required; however, a weekly one hour synchronous audio/visual chat is required. You will still complete one 3 credit course every 7 weeks.

Career Outcomes

At completion of the program as outlined below, you will earn a Doctorate in Education. Professionally, you will be referred to as a Doctor of Education and your signature line may include Ed.D. after your name.

Degree Requirements

Leadership Core

CourseTitleHours
ED 7040Real time/ Relevant Educational Leadership and Educational Reform3
ED 7046Introduction to Scholarly Research3
ED 7041Data Analysis and Use for Leaders3
ED 7057Adult Learning Theories and Foundations3
ED 7058Strategies for Adult Learning3
ED 7042Human Resource Management in Today’s 21st Century organizations3
ED 7043Leadership Exemplars3
EDL 7044Leading Change in Today’s Organizations3
ED 7045Advanced Leadership Ethics3
ED 7047Influences and Assessment of Public Policy3
ED 7048Organizational Theory and Analysis3
 Total Credit Hours:33

Research Core

CourseTitleHours
ED 7049Intro to Doctorate level Education (Summer I Residency)1
ED 7055Doctorate Field Experience/Research3
ED 7050Dissertation Preparation (Summer II Residency)3
ED 7051Overview of Research Methodology3
ED 7052Quantitative Research Methods3
ED 7053Qualitative Research Methods3
ED 7054Written Comps0
ED 7056Elective research methods: i.e. Action Research, ethnological3
ED 7061Written dissertation proposal0
ED 7062Dissertation12
 Total Credit Hours:31
Please Note:
A 1-week on campus residency is required during summers of the 2nd and 3rd years.