Educational professionals are invited attend an information session to learn about Concordia-Chicago’s highly rated* Superintendent Doctoral Program. Information sessions are scheduled at the request of groups of educators who wish to learn about the benefits and requirements for forming a cohort in a location convenient to where those educators work and live. These information sessions offer potential applicants an opportunity to meet Dr. Paul Sims, Educational Leadership department chair, and other educational leadership faculty, learn about the program’s features and benefits, and participate in a follow-up Q&A session.
Concordia-Chicago's suburban program cohorts deliver all face-to-face classes required for program completion, allowing participating students to reduce travel time and network with other educational leaders in their locale. The cohort delivery model is highly successful with its participating students, who form lasting relationships with colleagues and professors from a variety of professional and personal backgrounds; classes are limited to fifteen students.
Members of the Illinois Principals’ Association (IPA), the Illinois Association of School Administrators (IASA) and the Illinois Association of School Business Officials (IASBO) receive a 20% tuition discount when registering for this Concordia-Chicago program.
Students in Concordia-Chicago’s superintendent doctoral program complete seven face-to-face courses and a three-semester internship (as required by the state) in their own districts for superintendent licensure. Ten additional courses (61 hours) are required for an EdD and twelve additional courses (67 hours) are required for a PhD. Both the EdD and PhD require a dissertation.
Applications are now being accepted online. Registrations for the January term are due by December 1, 2019. When using the online application, be sure to select the professional organization with which you are affiliated (IPA, IASA or IASBO) in the section “Partnership Programs.” Register here.
Concordia-Chicago’s educational leadership program equips leaders within public and nonpublic schools to positively impact educational delivery in their districts and prepare students to become effective citizens in a global society. The educational leadership faculty is composed of reflective, experienced professionals who are committed to providing relevant and current program content for aspiring superintendents. Among the distinguished professors who teach courses in the program, many possess hands-on superintendent experience.
The program is designed to help the doctoral candidate:
“The Concordia University Chicago program truly prepared me for success in my current role as superintendent. My professors were knowledgeable about PK-12 settings and the coursework they assigned was measured, applicable, and doable.” –Phil Salemi, Superintendent, Westchester School District 92.5
* Why is Concordia-Chicago's PhD/EdD in Educational Leadership highly rated? Because it promotes professional success for its graduates: