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EdD in Transformational Leadership

At every place of work, in every industry, employees need to commit to education. It’s through continuous learning that companies grow, flourish, and adapt to changes in the marketplace. It’s how they reach collective objectives and remain sustainable. And it’s why transformational leaders who can see the big picture are absolutely necessary. If you’re looking to get into an administrative or leadership role to help your organization achieve its goals and purpose, you’ll find immense value in Concordia’s online EdD in Transformational Leadership.

Alongside candidates who could range from military and church personnel to nurse educators and business leaders, you’ll learn why it’s important to foster an environment where creativity, inventiveness, and entrepreneurship are expectations. You’ll develop the understanding and skills needed to make decisions that lead to improved program performance, and you’ll uncover your true leadership style.

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 fully online, leadership-focused concentrations incorporates a unique Virtual Residency component, follows a three-phase schedule 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
March 2nd
MODALITIES
Online
Campus
Program Length 3 Years
Credits 59 Credit Hours
Cost Per Credit $880
Accreditation NWCCU
SCHOLARSHIPS* Up to $6,000
100% online
100% online with a Virtual Residency
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 Transformational Leadership Concentration Objectives

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

  • Demonstrate the ability to perform accurate program evaluations
  • Understand the strengths and weaknesses of different leadership styles as exhibited by transformational leaders past and present
  • Obtain an intimate understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities of leading a mission-driven organization (MDO)
  • Develop and institute strategies for effectively disseminating knowledge throughout an organization
  • Know how to use persuasive communication and collaboration to achieve shared organizational goals
  • Foster a supportive organizational culture that values change and quality improvement

The Transformational Leadership concentration is ideal for:

Those working in K-12 education, business, organization, and church leadership and management; and leaders in community organizations, nonprofits, professional development, consulting, and seminars and conferences.

3TOPHD®

As the cornerstone of our innovative education model, 3toPhD®, our College of Education is co-located with a diverse preK-8 public school, a dental and health care clinic run by Kaiser Permanente, a dedicated onsite counselor from Trillium Family Services, and a food pantry that ensures no child or family goes hungry. The 3toPhD educational model powerfully demonstrates not only innovation in practice but also compassion in action — a collaborative effort to strengthen the community from the ground up.

Our curriculum, in turn, is informed by what we learn daily through our collaboration with the co-located school. And our courses always reflect the latest research, trends, and practices in education.

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Earn your EdD in Transformational Leadership in three years.

CORE & CONCENTRATION COURSES

Transformational Leadership Year 1
21 credits

CONCENTRATION & RESEARCH COURSES

Transformational 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.

I’ve gotten three degrees from three different universities and this, by far, was the absolute best one I’ve ever been a part of.
DR. MAKEBA BUTLER, EdD in Transformational Leadership '17

Concordia University's Virtual Residency Advantage

With our EdD program’s innovative Virtual Residency feature, you’re able to earn your EdD in Transformational Leadership completely online — without having to sacrifice time away from your family, work, and other obligations.

MORE INFO

What’s a Virtual Residency?

The focal point of any doctoral program is the residency. Since Concordia Portland’s online EdD is aimed at the practitioner-scholar who already balances career, family, and other responsibilities, we designed a doctoral residency that can be completed anywhere, anytime, and completely online.

HOW IT WORKS

How does the Virtual Residency work?

  • It utilizes an orientation module to introduce new doctoral candidates to a rigorous course of study and identifies resources needed to engage fully in the doctoral experience
  • It employs the cohort model to generate a source of sustained collaboration and support among peers
  • It provides interactive group projects designed to build community, cooperation, and creativity
  • It provides networking opportunities embedded in proposal and dissertation development, which creates pride, fellowship, and esprit de corps with faculty, dissertation chairs, and fellow students in a cohort
WHY IT WORKS

“It appears clear that one of the main reasons almost 50 percent of students don’t finish their doctoral work is that they don’t have adequate support,” says Dr. Jerry McGuire, Emeritus Professor and former Director of Doctoral Studies at Concordia University-Portland.

As part of our Virtual Residency, students have a rich and expansive support system; they’re linked to mentors who can guide them throughout the program and the doctoral dissertation process.

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