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Concordia University Irvine

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Leadership

School of Education

Preparing Transformative Leaders

The Doctor of Education (Ed.D.领导力是一个研究生课程,专为像你这样想在教育或行政领导方面发展事业的专业人士而设计. 康考迪亚大学欧文分校的综合课程提供领导力方面的实践指导,以便您可以指导不同的学习型组织不断改进和持续有效. Through your study of theory and applied research, you will come to embody the knowledge, character, and skills needed to be a catalyst for change. Because your lives are busy, our coursework offers flexible and convenient scheduling online, along with an integrated dissertation track, while retaining the benefits of face-to-face interaction. 研究生可以从领导力教育博士学位提供的三个专业领域中进行选择: Educational Administration, Organizational Change or Special Education.


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Program Highlights

  • 3 Areas of Specialization: Graduate students choose from Educational Administration, Organizational Change or Special Education.
  • Blended Delivery Option: Concordia’s Ed.D. provides a flexible delivery system that utilizes face-to-face, on-campus classroom sessions; real-time, online video conferencing; and self-paced learning modules.
  • Fully Online Option: For students who do not live near campus, we offer an online distance learning option that utilizes both synchronous and asynchronous delivery.
  • 3 Years to Complete每门课程的典型学期长度为8周,这样你就可以在33到36个月内毕业.
  • Student Cohorts: You will belong to a small cohort strategically arranged to facilitate interaction and learning among your fellow students and faculty.
  • Integrated Dissertation Track: You will enjoy an individualized learning plan and senior faculty support, designed to guide you through the dissertation process.
  • Fieldwork Experience: Educational trips are embedded within the curriculum to enhance your understanding of how policy, law, and culture affect learning organizations.
  • Experienced Christian Educators博士课程可以与致力于教育和教学实践的教师进行频繁的实时互动,以更好地满足每个学习者的需求.
  • Competitive Price per Unit: The Concordia Ed.D. is priced near or below other Ed.D. programs in Southern California and tuition costs are “locked” for three years.
  • Clear Administrative Services Credential Program:在奥兰治县教育部注册在任何时候,并通过康考迪亚大学欧文完成你的课程要求.

Instructional Learning Options: Blended or Fully Online

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We believe there is great value in frequent real-time interaction with fellow students and your instructors. Our Doctor of Education program is delivered through either a blended or a fully online instructional approach. This means less or no time on campus, more time online, and the flexibility to fit continuing education into your home, family, and work life.

Our blended delivery option utilizes face-to-face, on-campus classroom sessions; real-time, online (video conferencing) learning sessions; and self-paced learning modules. 我们的完全在线选项使用最先进的技术,将学生和教师聚集在实时电话会议和24/7学习模块上. 这两种选择都为学生提供了一个宽松的学习环境,鼓励学生和教师在每个学期之间进行互动和学习.

You will also enjoy the experience of educational travel. The Ed.D. field work is a continuation of your learning, providing a rich context for applying your academic knowledge, a social laboratory to conduct project observation and research, and a setting for establishing and deepening relationships with fellow students in your cohort.

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Cohort Membership to Promote Success

Students in the online doctoral program move through a sequence of courses collectively. The common goal of starting and completing the program together encourages students to work together, which promotes the development of personal relationships and the building of a professional network. Cohort membership enables students to support and learn from other students, raising expectations that all students will strive to complete the program successfully.

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Curriculum and Integrated Dissertation Track

The purpose of the doctoral program is to develop transformative leaders who embody the knowledge, competencies, and skills necessary to guide organizations toward continuous improvement and sustained effectiveness. 该计划通过严格的综合课程来实现这一目标,重点是领导力的理论和应用研究, 强调系统思维的分析能力的发展,适用于动态和多样化的学习型组织.

论文跟踪的目的是让学生沉浸在研究从开始到完成该计划. 在课程开始时开始研究过程可以让学生将他们的课程主题整合到他们的学习中, and allows them to continually progress through the dissertation steps. In addition to a dedicated advisor, and the support of the dissertation committee, 研究基准在整个课程中整合,以确保您有一个适当的基础来建立.

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Educational Trips

Concordia’s Ed.D. program integrates two educational trips within the curriculum: a required trip to Washington D.C., and an optional international trip, most recently to the People’s Republic of China.

United States Capital

Washington, D.C.

康考迪亚大学的博士课程在课程中整合了教育旅行,以增强您对政策的理解, law, and culture affect learning organizations. You will travel to Washington, D.C., and meet with government officials to discuss standards, policies, 以及目前在国家层面指导决策的实体,以及政治因素如何影响教育政策.

Forbidden City

People’s Republic of China

You can also choose to travel to the People’s Republic of China 与中国同事和学生互动,对不同的教育体系进行比较分析,并找出适合融入当地教育体系的可取之处. 这些旅行还为学生和教师提供了在队列中建立社区意识和同志情谊的机会.

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Ed.D. Spotlight

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Concordia Steps into Major Role to Evaluate California Education Initiative

康考迪亚教育学院被加州教育部选中,为一个新的全州实体进行重大评估, the California Early Childhood Special Education Network (CalECSE). Concordia received a $150,000 grant to fund the effort which will also scholarship four doctoral students as researchers.


Belinda Dunnick Karge

Belinda Dunnick Karge: Publishing To Improve Mentorship

Belinda Dunnick Karge, PhD, on the doctoral faculty in Concordia University Irvine’s School of Education, has collaborated on a number of recently-published papers, mostly in partnership with Concordia University Irvine doctoral alumni or students. Full Story


Reyes Gauna

Reyes Gauna: From Orchards to Educational Leadership

Dr. Reyes Gauna is the superintendent of Byron Union School District in Northern California. He may have a big title and a ton of responsibilities, but Dr. Gauna says he never forgets his humble beginnings. Dr. Gauna started out as a school custodian in a nearby district. He held that job for four years while he was in college, then worked his way up to campus safety monitor. He was then inspired to become a teacher, and next, an administrator. Full Story


Nnenna Okpara

Nnenna Okpara: Empowering Her Community

Nnenna has been working in Special Education her entire career. In her most recent position as a Program Specialist for a large urban school district, she is actively involved with teachers, administrators, and parents in meeting the needs of children with special needs in her district. 她在亚洲体育博彩平台的课程不仅让她掌握了支持社区的实用技能,还帮助她了解了教育需要具备的全球影响力. Full Story

Dissertation: A Mixed Methods Study of Charter School Administrators' Perspectives of Effective Inclusion Practices


Vendetta Dozier Brown

Vendetta Dozier Brown: A Passion for Literacy

Long before Concordia, as a teacher and administrator, Vendetta热衷于为她所在学区的孩子们发声,并特别直言不讳地指出孩子们的阅读和写作水平达不到可接受的水平. Her time at Concordia University Irvine served to deepen her passion with respect to this issue, and has motivated her to continue working in her community to improve literacy. Full Story

Dissertation: 共同核心时代学生写作能力的提高:显性预写指导的有效性与教师的看法, Perceptions, and Concerns Regarding Implementation


Vonda Rogers

Vonda Rogers: Stepping Out in Faith

Most of us cringe when we think of spending a full day with Middle Schoolers, but not Vonda. She has always had a heart for adolescents and a passion for equality and equity. 这种结合使这位中学科学教师成为她所在的大城市中学校园里一股强大的变革力量,她正在向她的整个社区宣传文化和相互理解的必要性. Full Story

Dissertation: The Relationship Between Spirituality and an Adolescent's Perspectives and Experiences with Peer Victimization


LaVonne Riggs

LaVonne Riggs: Engaging in Restorative Practices

LaVonne has been sticking up for the underdog her whole life. 早在她来到康科迪亚之前,她就热衷于反对不公正,为那些没有发言权或被视为“不如”的人挺身而出.” She currently works with university students implementing restorative practices in higher education. Full Story


Corinna Lee-Hathuc

Corinna Lee-Hathuc: Impacting Educators

For as long as she can remember Corinna always wanted to be an educator. But growing up as the daughter of a teacher, it wasn’t always easy to distinguish between where her mother’s dream ended and hers began. It wasn’t until she stepped out of classroom teaching and into Administration that this calling became her own. Full Story


William Nelson

William Nelson: Uplifting Students to Reach Their Goals

Will’s goal is to uplift his students, offering them more opportunities than those he was afforded early in his life. He’s a strong believer that a student’s success reaches far beyond the individual student, but also impacts the students’ family and community. The more success a student has in school, 他们就越有可能在成年后的生活中获得成功——希望未来不那么依赖政府资源. Full Story


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Faculty Spotlight

康考迪亚大学拥有一支由经验丰富的基督教教育者组成的强大师资队伍,他们忠实于大学“赋予学生权力”的使命. . . for lives of learning, service, and leadership.” Our doctoral program is structured to enable frequent real-time interaction among students and instructors, in both face-to-face and online settings.


About the School of Education at Concordia

The School of Education has a rich tradition of training teachers. We have graduates teaching around the world as a part of our mission to go into the world and serve. Our Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) accredited programs currently serve over one thousand graduate and undergraduate students on campus, online, and in our regional cohorts in Temecula, Orange County, Los Angeles County and the Inland Empire. Concordia graduates are recognized as outstanding in their field.

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