EdS 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 EdS 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 EdS program produces leaders who inspire ethical change. Each of our five fully online, leadership-focused concentrations is made up of eight-week courses, 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 Transformational Leadership Concentration Objectives

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

Career Outcomes

The Transformational Leadership concentration is ideal for:

Those working in:

  • K-12 education
  • business
  • organization
  • church leadership and management

And leaders in:

  • community organizations
  • nonprofits
  • professional development
  • consulting
  • 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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Course Descriptions

Earn your EdS in Transformational Leadership in less than two years

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  • YEAR 1
  • YEAR 2

CORE & CONCENTRATION COURSES

Transformational Leadership Year 1
21 credits

CONCENTRATION & RESEARCH COURSES

EdS Transformational Leadership Year 2
15 credits