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MEd in Educational Leadership

Concordia University Portland's Master of Education in Educational Leadership program was created for students looking to have a greater impact in their school and district. Learn more about this online MEd program here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Education in Educational Leadership

School Offering Program:

Concordia University Portland

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Students considering Concordia University Portland's MEd in Educational Leadership program should want to provide leadership and guidance in the school system. All applicants to Concordia University Portland's master's degree programs should have a bachelor's degree; some programs may have additional admissions requirements.

Program Description:

Concordia University Portland's MEd in Educational Leadership program is designed to help students become influential leaders in the school system. Students might study relevant legal and ethical issues affecting educators daily. They also have the opportunity to gain the skills needed to design and implement research-based initiatives that improve learning outcomes for all students. Some topics covered in the coursework include assessing classroom settings to make applicable recommendations, implementing technology to improve potential achievement, and supporting colleagues in an effort to create a collaborative environment. This program is not designed to meet any licensing requirements.

Learning Format:


Program Length:

30 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the form of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Concordia University Portland's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the Master of Education in Educational Leadership:

This MEd in Educational Leadership program includes ten courses that make up 30 credits; 12 credits are from core courses, 12 are from concentration courses, and another 6 are from the research and capstone courses. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Concordia University Portland to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Education Core Courses (12 credits)

  • Character and the Ethics of Leadership
  • Theories of Teaching and Learning
  • Community of Learners
  • Contemporary Educational Thought

Educational Leadership Concentration Courses (12 credits)

  • School and Community Partnerships
  • Case Studies in Law and Ethics
  • Strategies for Enhancing Student Achievement for All Students
  • Organizational Change

Research Courses (6 credits)

  • Educational Research
  • Students choose one capstone course:
    • Action Research
    • Practitioner Inquiry

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

After completion of the MEd in Educational Leadership program, students could choose to pursue a doctoral degree, which could lead to management or department head positions in the future. Doctoral degrees that graduates could pursue include, but are not limited to:

  • EdD in Professional Leadership, Inquiry, and Transformation
  • EdD in Administrative Leadership
  • EdD in Instructional Leadership

Career Paths:

Upon completion of Concordia University Portland's MEd in Educational Leadership program, graduates might apply their consultation skills and their ability to develop instructional initiatives to higher-level opportunities in the field of education.

Possible careers related to this program include:

  • K-12 assistant chief academic officer
  • K-12 division or department chair
  • College student services director
  • Public administrator
  • Education consultant

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