MEd in Educational Leadership


Program Description

Take the lead with an MEd in Educational Leadership from Concordia University

You constantly come up with ideas to improve your school. You’re eager to do more in encouraging students—and colleagues—to succeed beyond the classroom. You’re ready to become a leader. What’s next? Earning an MEd in Educational Leadership from Concordia. With a leading MEd, there’s nothing you can’t do. You have the ambition, dedication, and compassion—the only thing you need now is the know-how to implement change effectively. With an MEd in Educational Leadership, you can do that and more.

What you'll study

  • The principles of fostering a supportive school and community relationship.
  • The legal and ethical issues that educators confront daily.
  • Effective classroom instruction and how to enhance student achievement.
  • The foundations of organizational change.

Featured Courses

School and Community Partnerships

This course examines the principles of planning and administering a program for building a mutually supportive relationship between the school and its environment. Focus is on the development of skills and strategies for linking the school with constituents in the community such as parents, citizens, and special interest groups.

Case Studies in Law and Ethics

This course is a study of legal and ethical issues relative to practical matters that educators confront in their daily practice. Case studies that speak directly to teachers and focus on day-to-day ethical dilemmas in education form the foundation for this course. Particularly important to this course is the emphasis on the dimension of ethics as it relates to teaching and leadership.

Strategies for Enhancing Student Achievement

This course provides an overview of what constitutes effective classroom instruction. The course will also explore in-depth the categories of strategies that research shows will have a high probability of enhancing achievement for all students in all subject areas at all grade levels. The research and theory will be studied as well as the practical classroom application of the strategies.

Organizational Change

Organizational Change provides an introductory overview of the theoretical and sociological foundations of organizational change. Additionally, the course explores sources, processes, and outcomes of educational change and the resulting implications for teachers and administrators. Topics and activities are designed to review issues of interest and importance to those contemplating careers in educational administration or roles as lead teachers and agents of change.

Why Concordia

As innovators in the field of learning, Concordia University-Portland’s College of Education has been empowering teachers for over a century and continues to influence education from prenatal to the doctoral level. In fact, our College of Education is housed in the flagship school of our new educational model, known as 3toPhD®. The same bold minds behind this innovative prototype are also those shaping our ongoing educational research, and our undergraduate and graduate programs. We’re growing our community of professional educators to advance learning at every stage—join us.

Scholarship Availability

We offer up to $3,000 in scholarships, and right now, you may qualify for free textbooks.

Admission Requirements

  • Completed application.
  • Applicants must have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Official transcripts from a regionally accredited college/university with posted bachelor’s or master’s degree. For your convenience, please sign the transcript release form if you would like Concordia University-Portland to request official transcripts on your behalf.
  • Work History Form or résumé showing work experience.
  • Applicants must have a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.8 or higher.
  • Statement of Intent, 475-600 words in length. The content and the clarity of writing will be assessed in the admission process. Please respond to the following prompts individually, and number each response:
    • Briefly introduce yourself to the Graduate Admissions Office and College of Education teams by discussing your professional background and your interest in pursuing your desired program of study at Concordia (approx. 75-100 words).
    • Describe your professional goals and their alignment with your chosen program and to Concordia’s overall mission. Illustrate how your strengths and experiences have prepared you for success in the program (approx. 200–250 words).
    • Discuss an immediate, real-world challenge in the professional field to which your degree aligns (e.g. PreK-12 education, higher education, corporate training). Provide an example. What action should educators or professionals take to address this challenge? (approx. 200–250 words)
    • For candidates who earned under a 2.80 GPA, please explain what led to the low GPA and how you will succeed in an academically challenging graduate program today.
Last updated Dec 2019

About the School

If education is your passion, this is your university. One of the most respected names in learning today, Concordia University–Portland is reshaping the way the world views teachers and students. We o ... Read More

If education is your passion, this is your university. One of the most respected names in learning today, Concordia University–Portland is reshaping the way the world views teachers and students. We offer education degree programs at every level – many of which can be earned online – from a Bachelor in Education to master and doctorate degree programs. Read less