Doctor of Education

Southeastern University’s Doctor of Education degree provides advanced preparation for career tracks in education and beyond. By harnessing and enhancing key educational, leadership, and decision-making abilities, our program helps you excel as a facilitator in the career of your choice. You will assume key roles within an organization, and lead the way that Christ led. Our faith-based program will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to thrive in your career and personal life.

Program Outcomes

Graduates will be prepared for careers including:

  • Superintendent
  • Principal
  • College instructor
  • Curriculum specialist
  • Non-profit leader
  • Christian education director
  • Business trainer

Total Credits: 54 hours

  • Doctoral core: 15 hours
  • Research core: 9 hours
  • Concentration: 18 hours
  • Dissertation: 12 hours

Program Length: Three to four years
Program Delivery: Three 12-week terms online; two week-long face-to-face intensive courses on campus during the summer term; dissertation defense on campus
Tuition: $500 per credit hour

Admission Requirements:

  • Regionally accredited graduate degree with at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • For non-native English speakers, a current TOEFL score at the mean level or higher
  • Current professional vita
  • Christian faith statement (two- to three-page essay)
  • Minimum of three full-time years of successful experience in a related field
  • Professional writing sample: minimum of five pages
    (e.g., articles, graduate research papers/assignments, published work, etc.)
  • Two letters of recommendation:
    • Professional
    • Personal
  • Background check consent form

* Failure to meet one of these standards may not immediately disqualify a candidate depending upon the strength of the other components. For example, an applicant with a 3.5 GPA but only two years of experience may still be considered by the graduate admission committee. Other requirements are detailed on the application. Applicants are considered on a case-by-case basis, and the decision of the committee is final.
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Courses:

Doctoral Core Courses (15 credits)
Research Core Courses (9 credits)
Dissertation (12 credits)

Concentrations:

Choose one concentration. Course titles and descriptions are subject to change.

Curriculum and Instruction Concentration (18 credits)
Organizational Leadership Concentration (18 credits)

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