The Doctor of Education (EdD) program is designed to provide qualified students a high level of professional excellence in the area of educational leadership and practice. The program is divided into three major components: Professional Doctoral Core Seminars, Advanced Educational Foundational Seminars, and the Project Dissertation. Both online and on-campus seminars are available.
The theory, relationships, strategy, and practical elements in Christian Education are integrated into each seminar. These then flow into the dissertation project.
The EdD is a 40-hour program designed to be completed in four years.
EdD Degree Outcomes
Students graduating from the Doctor of Education degree program will be able to do the following:
- Apply an advanced understanding of the Christian Worldview to the theories and methods of education.
- Develop advanced research and pedagogical skills within a specialized field within education.
- Formulate culturally appropriate strategies to identify and address challenges in a specialized educational field.
- Demonstrate an advanced capacity to implement biblically informed solutions to educational and organizational challenges.
Professional Doctoral Core
30020 Doctoral Studies Colloquium
30060 Integrating Christian Faith & Practice
30090 Dissertation Seminar
Advanced Educational Foundations
34080 Teaching Principles & Methods in Higher Education
34200 Cultural Exegesis and Awareness
34300 Applied Statistics
34810 Educational Theory and Ministry Practice
34850 Educational Leadership
34860 Educational Organization & Administration
34893 Advanced Research, Reading & Report (or other education elective as noted in catalog)
Dissertation (4 Hours)
Total Credit Hours: 40