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.
Blended Format: This program is an accelerated cohort program. Curriculum is provided in a blended format. During each course, students will meet face-to-face as a group 3 or 4 times per academic session. On weeks that classes do not meet face-to-face, students will complete online activities and discussions in Blackboard to continue their coursework.
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.
|ED 7040||Real time/ Relevant Educational Leadership and Educational Reform||3|
|ED 7046||Introduction to Scholarly Research||3|
|ED 7041||Data Analysis and Use for Leaders||3|
|ED 7057||Adult Learning Theories and Foundations||3|
|ED 7058||Strategies for Adult Learning||3|
|ED 7042||Human Resource Management in Today’s 21st Century organizations||3|
|ED 7043||Leadership Exemplars||3|
|EDL 7044||Leading Change in Today’s Organizations||3|
|ED 7045||Advanced Leadership Ethics||3|
|ED 7047||Influences and Assessment of Public Policy||3|
|ED 7048||Organizational Theory and Analysis||3|
|Total Credit Hours:||33|
|ED 7049||Intro to Doctorate level Education (Summer I Residency)||1|
|ED 7055||Doctorate Field Experience/Research||3|
|ED 7050||Dissertation Preparation (Summer II Residency)||3|
|ED 7051||Overview of Research Methodology||3|
|ED 7052||Quantitative Research Methods||3|
|ED 7053||Qualitative Research Methods||3|
|ED 7054||Written Comps||0|
|ED 7056||Elective research methods: i.e. Action Research, ethnological||3|
|ED 7061||Written dissertation proposal||0|
|Total Credit Hours:||31|