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EdD in Professional Leadership, Inquiry, and Transformation

You may truly enjoy your current role in education, government, or another sector, but perhaps you’re interested in mastering a variety of subjects so you can successfully analyze and address the complex challenges facing your organization. Or perhaps you have ideas for a career move — department chair, supervisor, transition into administration — and you’re looking for a taste of each. In Concordia’s innovative Professional Leadership, Inquiry, and Transformation (PROLIT) EdD concentration, you can design a customized program of study that enhances your abilities and meets you where you are.

Our EdD in Professional Leadership, Inquiry, and Transformation program gives candidates the opportunity to choose doctoral coursework outside of a predefined, specific curriculum. In doing so, you’re able to dig deeper into various passions, gain exposure to areas you’re unfamiliar with, and ultimately use what you learn through this prestigious terminal degree program to better position yourself for career success and meeting specific educational goals.

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 Professional Leadership, Inquiry, and Transformation Concentration Objectives

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

  • Want to improve marketability in an ever-changing landscape of occupational opportunities
  • Need to learn and apply a variety of leadership skills in disparate environments
  • Are employed in a leadership position requiring diverse and distinct knowledge and skills
  • Require updated skills to create a better leadership fit in their current position
  • Want to take advantage of a self-initiated and self-tailored course of study
  • Aspire to an enhanced leadership position requiring a different skill base
  • Need expertise in a variety of areas in order to analyze complex challenges

The Professional Leadership, Inquiry, and Transformation concentration is ideal for:

Candidates from governmental, community/nonprofit, religious, and other sectors who want to gain in-depth knowledge to further enhance their high-level problem-solving, decision-making, and collaborative skills.

Earn your EdD in Professional Leadership, Inquiry, and Transformation in three years.

CORE & CONCENTRATION COURSES

Candidates in the Professional Leadership, Inquiry, and Transformation concentration will select 4 courses (total of 12 credit hours) from Concordia's Ed.D. concentration course offering. Courses in the existing Administrative Leadership concentration  cannot be selected.

Professional Leadership, Inquiry, and Transformation Year 1
21 credits

CONCENTRATION & RESEARCH COURSES

Candidates in the Professional Leadership, Inquiry, and Transformation concentration will select 4 courses (total of 12 credit hours) from Concordia's Ed.D. concentration course offering. Courses in the existing Administrative Leadership concentration  cannot be selected.

Professional Leadership, Inquiry, and Transformation 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.

It isn’t just a university. It isn’t just a program. You are going to work with people that will feel like family.
DR. LISA FEE, EdD in Higher Education '17
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