Concordia University Portland

MEd in Educational Leadership

The Master of Education in Educational Leadership program is designed to provide participants with a theoretical and practical foundation for developing strong and inclusive learning environments. Read on to learn more about this Concordia University Portland online graduate series.

Official Program Name:

Master of Education in Educational Leadership

School Offering Program:

Concordia University Portland

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Individuals interested in this program may be existing teachers looking to strengthen their knowledge of instructional administration. Applicants must have already earned an accredited bachelor's degree with a GPA of 2.8 or higher. Proficiency in information analysis, organization, communication, and teamwork should prove helpful. Applicants to Concordia University Portland's programs should be at least 18 years of age and should have earned a high school diploma or equivalent. In addition, applicants must submit two recommendation letters, a letter of intent, and a resume. Some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

Participants in the Master of Education in Educational Leadership online program have the opportunity to explore research and trends in teaching and learning as well as examine legalities and rulings affecting the field. Courses are designed to cover basics in judicial practices in order for students to have a better understanding of how educational mandates are enacted. Throughout the series, students will be able to explore ways to effectively collaborate with parents and community resources. Overall, Concordia University Portland program participants will have the chance to learn how to make ethical, relevant, and fiscally sound decisions that could positively impact their institution.

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Financial Aid Available:

Students enrolled in Concordia University Portland have several opportunities to reduce their tuition costs, including scholarships, grants, and federal financial aid. Federal financial aid programs are only available to US citizens and eligible non-citizens.

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

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Required Courses for a Master of Education in Educational Leadership:

Please note that degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Before applying, students should contact Concordia University Portland to confirm the most accurate program information.

Educational Leadership Required Courses

  • EDGR 506: Character and the Ethics of Leadership
  • EDGR 535: Theories of Teaching and Learning
  • EDGR 595: Community of Learners
  • EDGR 601: Educational Research
  • EDGR 602: Contemporary Educational Thought
  • EDGR 620: School and Community Partnerships
  • EDGR 622: School Law
  • EDAD 560: Human & Financial Resources
  • EDGR 626: Organizational Change
  • Students choose one of the following capstone courses:
    • EDGR 698: Action Research - Capstone
    • EDGR 699: Thesis - Capstone

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

While earning a Master of Education in Educational Leadership degree could allow graduates to pursue a wider variety of career options, some may choose to continue their training. Participating in a doctoral degree program could allow education professionals to strengthen their administrative abilities as well as their skills in scholarly and applied research.

Doctoral degrees that could be pursued include, but are not limited to:

  • Ph.D. in Educational Administration
  • Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership
  • Doctor of Education in Higher Education Administration

Potential Career Paths:

Upon completion of Concordia University Portland's Master of Education in Educational Leadership series, graduates could be able to pursue increased responsibilities within their current workplace. In addition, opportunities could be available with daycares, primary or secondary schools, colleges, community education centers, or government education departments.

Positions could be sought as:

  • Lead teachers
  • Instructional coordinators
  • Student services directors