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Doctor of Education (EdD)

Curriculum & Instruction or Organizational Leadership

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Strengthen your leadership, evaluation, and advocacy skills.

This advanced program features an interdisciplinary approach to leadership in education, business, ministry, research, policy, and nonprofit institutions. Choose from a concentration in Curriculum & Instruction or Organizational Leadership.

About This Degree

Through our faith-based program, you will harness your educational, leadership, and decision-making abilities so that you can thrive in an educational or organizational profession. Our faculty members incorporate research-based practices into their instruction to ensure you’re demonstrating the most current methodology in your work. Graduation from this program requires you to pass a comprehensive exam and complete a dissertation. 

Our Doctor of Education degree offers two concentrations. 

Organizational Leadership
Explore the structure and design of organizations including management, planning, organizing, and monitoring. Examine the techniques and methodologies for developing successful businesses and study the critical issues in legal, environmental, resource, ethical, and production areas of organizations. This concentration also requires the completion of a practicum.

Curriculum and Instruction
Learn the theories and concepts behind curriculum and instructional development. Research and evaluate the design and implementation of curricula. This concentration requires the completion of a practicum in which you will apply knowledge, theory, research, and writing skills to address an issue within this field.

Program Format

Six, 8-week terms online (fall, spring, summer)

One, weeklong face-to-face intensive course on campus each spring or summer

Dissertation defense on campus or online

Program Details

Est. Program Length: 3–4 years 

Credit Hours: 54

15 hours of doctoral core
9 hours of research education
12 hours of dissertation
18 hours of concentration courses

Tuition: See rates*

*Note: A Doctoral Writing fee of $200 will apply to each semester of the program. This fee will cover the extensive doctoral writing support, the Brightspace platform, residencies, intensives, library services, and the extra costs associated with operating and attending an excellent doctoral program. Additional fees may also apply. See our tuition & fees page for details.

Career Ideas

Our doctor of education online program prepares you for several advanced careers within the field. Some of the potential career outcomes include:

  • School Superintendent
  • School Principal
  • Curriculum Specialist
  • College Instructor
  • Christian Education Director
  • Nonprofit Leader
  • Business Consultant

Southeastern University’s Doctor of Education is a non-licensure program. For specific information about specific certification or licensure requirements and applications, contact your state’s department of education.

*Note: A Doctoral Writing fee of $200 will apply to each semester of the program. This fee will cover the extensive doctoral writing support, the Brightspace platform, residencies, intensives, library services, and the extra costs associated with operating and attending an excellent doctoral program. Additional fees may also apply. See our tuition & fees page for details.