DoctorateEducation (Ed.D.)

Program Overview

The Doctorate in Education (Ed.D.) at Concordia University St. Paul is for experienced educators seeking to further their knowledge in the field of educational leadership for the application of appropriate and specific practices, the generation of new knowledge, and for the stewardship of the profession.

Completers will earn a Doctorate in Education (Ed.D.). This degree enhances a leader’s skills and talents through advanced learning and field experiences. The completed dissertation is the capstone of the program and ensures the leader has the ability to analyze, reflect on, and assess data; evaluate and produce research; and design and communicate solutions using exemplary critical thinking.

The doctoral degree is valued by employers and provides advanced career opportunities in a variety of educational fields. It is transferrable to numerous careers beyond education, including private, not-for-profit, public, and government organizations. Most importantly, the completer of the Ed.D. program recognizes the importance that the embedded learning has on their effectiveness to serve and to lead and to continually develop.

The Doctorate in Education (EdD) is designed to address three salient areas with a concentration in leadership. The first area of concentration will addresses a core understanding of leadership issues pertaining to exemplary leadership models, ethics, policy making, and special topics. A second area focuses on scholarship for understanding, and producing and evaluating research applicable to improving organizations. The third area provides comprehensive coursework, integrated with Doctorate Field Experience/Research, and designed with flexibility to allow students to focus on areas of specialization of their choosing within leadership.


Required Courses

View Education (Ed.D.) required courses on our academic catalog website.

Career Potential