Doctor of Education (begins summer of 2014)
The Doctor of Education is Southeastern University's first doctoral program, and it targets one of the world's most important professions. Concentrations are available to those interested in various careers requiring strong educational, leadership, and decision-making abilities. This 66-credit-hour program is for educators who meet the following requirements:
- Regionally accredited graduate degree with at least a 3.0 GPA
- Current Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score at the mean national level or higher
- For non-native English speakers a current TOEFL score at the mean level or higher
- Minimum of three full-time years of successful experience in a related field
* 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 admissions 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.
Administrators and leaders in education help shape the culture and structure of our education system, serving teachers and students alike. Earning a Doctor of Education from Southeastern University will prepare you to be a well-rounded, qualified servant-leader who can take on the challenges that are facing our schools.
Among the benefits of this program are:
- The foundation of a Christian worldview
- Southeastern's reputation for training educators at the undergraduate and graduate level who are consistently identified among the top in the state by the Florida Association of Teacher Educators
- Instruction from faculty members with decades of experience in the classroom and as administrators
- A flexible delivery method that maximizes your research time and face-to-face instruction
The 66 credit hours in the EdD program are broken up as follows:
Transfer credit will only be granted toward your chosen 18-hour concentration. Initial concentrations available include Curriculum & Instruction, Organizational Leadership/Management, Public School Leadership, and Christian School Leadership. All doctoral core, research core, and dissertation hours must be completed at SEU. The College of Education Graduate Committee will evaluate and award transfer credit on a case-by-case basis.
- Doctoral core (24 hours)
- Research core (12 hours)
- Concentration (18 hours)
- Dissertation (12 hours)
Coursework will be completed online with some on-campus work required. All dissertation defenses will take place on campus.
For more information, contact Dr. Doug Roth, dean of the College of Education, at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also contact the program's coordinator, Dr. Patty LeBlanc, at email@example.com.