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EdD in Instructional Leadership

In some states, teachers are required to further their education to move up the pay scale — but if you’re like many educators, you might want to advance your education simply to become a more effective teacher and leader. Whether you’re looking to stay in the classroom, potentially working at the collegiate level later in life, or just want to get better at instruction and guiding others to improve, our EdD in Instructional Leadership is for you.

Concordia’s non-licensure EdD concentration in Instructional Leadership will develop your skills and capacity to positively impact practice, programs, and policy. You’ll also graduate with a deeper understanding of how to analyze and improve the college readiness of students, and how to improve your workplace’s culture overall.

Through intensive curricula, scholarly discussions, and a nurturing faculty of highly regarded instructors, our EdD program produces leaders who inspire ethical change. Each of our five leadership-focused concentrations is comprised of eight-week classes and is limited in class size to support quality and collaboration. Accredited, nonprofit, and private, Concordia has been developing leaders since 1905.

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NEXT START DATE
Fall 2019
MODALITIES
Campus
Hybrid
Program Length 3 Years
Credits 59 Credit Hours
Cost Per Credit $880
Accreditation NWCCU
SCHOLARSHIPS* Up to $6,000
Updated curriculum
Current and relevant curriculum
NWCCU
Accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
Respected
Concordia is one of the most respected names in learning today
Time to completion
Complete in 3 years
20,000 alumni
Over 20,000 College of Education alumni
Faith-based university
Nonprofit, private, and faith-based university

OBJECTIVES

EdD in Instructional Leadership Concentration Objectives

In addition to meeting the goals and objectives set forth for Concordia’s doctoral program, the Instructional Leadership concentration develops transformative leaders who:

  • Design and conduct reliable and accurate assessments of student learning
  • Apply the principles and methods of servant leadership to effect organizational change without authority
  • Understand how to foster healthy family, school, and community partnerships through trust and collaboration
  • Communicate clearly and effectively within the organization and with outside stakeholders about critical topics in education
  • Compare the strengths and weaknesses of American public and private educational systems with international models
  • Understand the dynamics of change leadership and how to encourage personal and professional development in teachers

The Instructional Leadership concentration is ideal for:

Candidates who plan on leadership roles, including team leaders, department heads, instructional coaches, staff developers, mentors, and teachers on special assignment.

Earn your EdD in Instructional Leadership in three years

CORE & CONCENTRATION COURSES

Instructional Leadership Year 1
21 credits

CONCENTRATION & RESEARCH COURSES

Instructional Leadership Year 2
17 credits

DISSERTATION

Year 3
3 credits

As the culmination of their doctoral program, the dissertations of our EdD candidates are a showcase of their scholarly skills, diligence, and intellect. Click here to browse and read their impressive dissertations.

When you celebrate and recognize educators the way Concordia does, it gives educators that motivation and sense of value that what I'm doing makes a difference in the lives of my community.
WILKIE V LAW, III, EdD in Instructional Leadership
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