2021-2022 Academic Catalog

Doctoral Degree

Purpose Statement

The purpose of the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) program in Leadership is to develop transformative leaders who embody the knowledge, competencies and skills necessary to guide organizations toward continuous improvement and sustained effectiveness through a rigorous and integrated curriculum focusing on theory and applied research in leadership and systems thinking with the development of analytical skills applicable to dynamic and diverse learning organizations.

Doctor of Education

Note: No units may be transferred into the Doctor of Education program from another Concordia University* or higher education institution.

*An articulation agreement has been developed for Concordia University Portland students and will be honored through May 1, 2021.

Core Requirements
EDD 700Doctoral Studies Orientation0.5
EDD 701Leadership for Whole System Reform3
EDD 702Building Capacity for Learning and Continuous Improvement3
EDD 706Policy, Law and Practice in Dynamic Settings3
EDD 707Change Forces in Diverse Settings3
Research Courses
EDD 751Quantitative Analysis for Leaders3
EDEA 752Mixed Research Methods for Educational Leaders3
or EDOC 752 Mixed Research Methods for Leaders of Organizational Change
or EDSE 752 Mixed Research Methods for Leaders in Special Education
EDEA 753Qualitative Design and Analysis for Educational Leaders3
or EDOC 753 Qualitative Design and Analysis for Leaders of Organizational Change
or EDSE 753 Qualitative Design and Analysis for Leaders in Special Education
Dissertation
EDD 771
771A
Dissertation Seminar I
and Dissertation Seminar I (Continued)
.5
EDD 772
772A
Dissertation Seminar II
and Dissertation Seminar II (Continued)
.5
EDD 773
773A
773B
Dissertation Advisement I
and Dissertation Advisement II
and Dissertation Advisement III
.75
EDD 774
774A
774B
Dissertation Advisement IV
and Dissertation Advisement V
and Dissertation Advisement VI
.75
EDD 775
775A
775B
775C
Dissertation Seminar V
and Dissertation Seminar V (Continued)
and Dissertation Seminar V (Continued)
and Dissertation Seminar V (Continued)
1
EDD 781
781A
Dissertation
and Dissertation
4
EDD 791
791A
791B
791C
Dissertation
and Dissertation
and Dissertation
and Dissertation
8
Extensions (as needed)
Dissertation1
Dissertation1
Dissertation1
Dissertation1
Dissertation1
Dissertation1
Specialization
Choose 1 of the following specializations9
Total Units46

Specializations

Educational Administration

EDEA 703Technology in a Systems Approach to Leadership3
EDEA 704Strategic Human Resource Management and Development3
EDEA 705Sustained Fiscal Leadership for Organizational Effectiveness3
Total Units9

Organizational Change

EDOC 703Innovation and Organizational Change3
EDOC 704Entrepreneurship3
EDOC 705Consultancy Project3
Total Units9

Special Education 

EDSE 703Leveraging Inclusive Practices and Services for All Students3
EDSE 704Advanced Research in Special Education: Legal, Historic, and Current Issues3
EDSE 705Advanced Social Emotional Skills for Counselors and Special Educators3
Total Units9