Leadership requires training.

Earn an EdD engineered to empower change.

Even small changes in education can create a large impact. And although many possess the heart and desire for action, transforming a recognized need into a successful reality requires skilled stewardship. The doctoral program at Concordia focuses on developing prepared reflective practitioners who are also transformative leaders able to drive change effectively towards advancing education at every level.

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What will I learn?

Our courses are practical and influenced by ongoing research from our innovative College of Education to help you gain valuable decision-making skills through rigorous, intensive project-based learning, and purposeful collaboration. Graduates will be able to effectively:

  • Use systematic inquiry to improve classroom and school practice
  • Lead organizational change using empirically developed and proven strategies
  • Share resources and ideas in small research communities

Our innovative, three-phase program can be completed in just three years.

Scholarships available

We offer up to $6,000 in scholarships, and right now, you may qualify* for free textbooks.

Our Doctorate of Education Concentrations

EdD in Administrative Leadership

for those interested in public or private sector professional and institutional management.

EdD in
Higher Education

includes an emphasis on both higher education administration and  teaching to prepare servant-leaders.

EdD in
Instructional Leadership

helps develop the knowledge, ability, and capacity to positively impact practice, programs, and policy.

EdD in
Professional Leadership, Inquiry, and Transformation

offers candidates the ability to design a customized program of study.

EdD in
Transformational Leadership

for individuals who want to advance in business, organization, and church leadership.

Why Concordia

As innovators in the field of learning, Concordia University-Portland’s College of Education has been empowering teachers for over a century and continues to influence education from prenatal to the doctoral level. In fact, our College of Education is housed in the flagship school of our new educational model, known as 3toPhD®. The same bold minds behind this innovative prototype are also those shaping our ongoing educational research, and our undergraduate and graduate programs. We’re growing our community of professional educators to advance learning at every stage—join us.

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