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The Doctor of Education

Doctor of Education

The Doctor of Education program at Southeastern is a 60-hour, advanced and terminal degree program that challenges students to achieve their best in a flexible, yet rigorous program created to shape and prepare leaders in education and ministry. It focuses on both the theory and practice of education within church, school and university settings.

Admissions Process

Students will develop skills in teaching techniques, leadership methods for diverse settings and research skills to examine problems in a complex world. Prepare to be sharpened for Great Commission work by studying with outstanding professors and students at Southeastern. In this degree, students will become better communicators, educators, critical thinkers and problem solvers. The Doctor of Education degree offers concentrations in Christian education, Christian counseling and discipleship and mentoring.


Christian Education Specialization

Students in this program design and carry-out their own research study in order to discover more about a particular educational component from a biblical perspective. The end product is a dissertation which makes an original contribution to the student’s field of study.


Christian Counseling Specialization

The Doctor of Education with an emphasis in Christian Counseling prepares scholars to develop others who are called to serve through Christian counseling.


Discipleship and Mentoring Specialization

The Doctor of Education with a concentration in Discipleship and Mentoring prepares scholars to develop others who are called to serve through discipleship and mentoring.