EdS 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 of 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) EdS concentration, you can design a customized program of study that enhances your abilities and meets you where you are.

Offered 100 percent online, our EdS 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 EdS program produces leaders who inspire ethical change. Each of our five fully online, 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
April 27th
MODALITIES
Online
Campus
Program Length Less than two years
Credits 36
Cost Per Credit $880
Accreditation NWCCU
SCHOLARSHIPS* $4,000
100% online
100% online with no dissertation requirement
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 less than 2 years
20,000 alumni
Over 20,000 College of Education alumni
Faith-based university
Nonprofit, private, and faith-based university

OBJECTIVES

EdS in Professional Leadership, Inquiry, and Transformation Concentration Objectives

In addition to meeting the goals and objectives set forth for Concordia’s EdS 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
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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

Career Outcomes

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.

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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Course Descriptions

Earn your EdS in Professional Leadership, Inquiry, and Transformation in less than two years

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  • YEAR 2

CORE & CONCENTRATION COURSES

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

EdS Year 2
15 credits