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EdD/PhD in Leadership / Early Childhood Education

Program Details

Concordia University - Chicago offers an online doctoral program in Leadership. The curriculum shapes competent leaders through theoretical and practical studies. Students in the Early Childhood Education concentration will focus on studying young children’s learning and care in a variety of environments.


  • Master’s degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Submission of rationale statement, including personal goals for applying for admission to the program
  • Submission of official transcripts of all previous credits
  • Current Graduate Record Exam or Miller Analogies Test scores (test taken within the prior three years)
  • Letters of recommendation from two persons qualified to comment upon the applicant’s potential for doctoral study
  • At least two years of successful teaching/administrative experience (required only for doctoral programs in K-12 education)
  • Submit a paper that demonstrates your ability to write in a scholarly manner at a level typical of graduate work

Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)