Education (EdD)

The Doctorate in Education (Ed. D.) degree at Concordia University is for graduate students seeking to maximize their leadership and scholarship talents with the support of their colleagues, faculty, and instructional practitioners. The coursework blends leadership and scholarship learning through 18 content which prepare students to research, analyze, and write their dissertation. Each student is assigned a leadership coach to support and mentor them throughout their learning experience. The five dissertation courses are at the end of the program.  

ED 7040Leadership and Scholarship I3
ED 7041Leadership and Scholarship II3
ED 7046Leadership and Scholarship III3
ED 7063Leadership and Scholarship IV3
ED 7090Leadership and Scholarship Coaching I1
ED 7047Influences and Assessment of Public Policy3
ED 7080Residency I: Leadership and Problems of Practice3
ED 7048Organizational Theory3
ED 7091Leadership and Scholarship Coaching II1
ED 7065Quantitative Research Methods3
ED 7083Qualitative Research Methods3
ED 7067Organizational Resource Management3
ED 7068Solutions Based Leadership3
ED 7081Residency II: Dissertation Preparation3
ED 7082Research Development3
ED 7070Ethical Leadership3
ED 7069Strategic Advancement3
ED 7084Research Design3
DIS 7001Dissertation I2
DIS 7002Dissertation II3
DIS 7003Dissertation III3
DIS 7004Dissertation IV3
DIS 7005Dissertation V3
Total Credits64

All students must complete 14 credits of the dissertation to complete their program of study. Students who do not finish the dissertation requirements within the 14 dissertation credits will be registered for a dissertation continuation credit each semester and continuation fees. 

Plan of Study Grid
First YearCredits
First Semester
ED 7040 Leadership and Scholarship I 3
ED 7041 Leadership and Scholarship II 3
Second Semester
ED 7046 Leadership and Scholarship III 3
ED 7063 Leadership and Scholarship IV 3
ED 7090 Leadership and Scholarship Coaching I 1
Third Semester
ED 7047 Influences and Assessment of Public Policy 3
ED 7080 Residency I: Leadership and Problems of Practice 3
Second Year
First Semester
ED 7048 Organizational Theory 3
ED 7091 Leadership and Scholarship Coaching II 1
ED 7065 Quantitative Research Methods 3
Second Semester
ED 7083 Qualitative Research Methods 3
ED 7067 Organizational Resource Management 3
Third Semester
ED 7068 Solutions Based Leadership 3
ED 7081 Residency II: Dissertation Preparation 3
Third Year
First Semester
ED 7082 Research Development 3
ED 7070 Ethical Leadership 3
Second Semester
DIS 7001 Dissertation I 2
ED 7069 Strategic Advancement 3
ED 7084 Research Design 3
Third Semester
DIS 7002 Dissertation II 3
Fourth Year
First Semester
DIS 7003 Dissertation III 3
Second Semester
DIS 7004 Dissertation IV 3
Third Semester
DIS 7005 Dissertation V 3
 Total Credits64