The Concordia University Chicago Department of Leadership is at the forefront in providing educators with quality, relevant and current graduate education, which enhances the leadership of public and nonpublic teachers and administrators as they positively impact schools.
We advocate for our doctoral degree candidates and all students in the public and nonpublic schools. We are reflective professionals who provide quality, relevant, and current education for our graduate candidates in leadership. We prepare our candidates to be teacher and administrator leaders guiding public and nonpublic schools in the service of students so that they may become effective citizens in a global society.
This doctoral program prepares candidates for public or non-public district-wide administrative responsibilities. The program is designed to help the doctoral candidate:
Promote the success of all students through developing and implementing a shared vision of learning which supports the learning process.
Develop advanced skills in management of the organization, operations and resources for a safe, efficient and effective learning environments in schools and the district.
Collaborate with staff, boards of education, students, families and community members in response to diverse educational and community interests and needs as well as mobilize community resources.
Demonstrate integrity, fairness and ethical behavior to support and advance the development of a moral educational community.
Understand and respond to the larger political, social, economic, legal and cultural contexts.