Discipleship and Mentoring

The Doctor of Education with a concentration in Discipleship and Mentoring is a terminal research degree that prepares scholars to develop others who are called to serve through discipleship and mentoring. This academic experience provides students with additional professional skills needed to teach in the local church and higher education, problem solve using science research techniques, and influence the thinking in this field through writing that is both biblical and academically persuasive.

  • Modified Residency

  • Residential

At a Glance

  • 42

    Classroom Hours

  • 6

    Mentorship Hours

  • 12

    Dissertation Research Hours

  • 60

    Total Hours

Program Courses

Southeastern did not meet my expectations for a theological classroom. It rewrote my expectations for a theological classroom. They taught me to be in love with God's word and summon people to my loves.

Ricardo Sanchez EdD alum

EdD in Context


  • Teach in the Local Church and Higher Education

  • Develop Discipleship Curriculum and Material

  • Lead a Discipleship Ministry

Why Should Someone Get An EdD?

Pursuing a Doctor of Education degree at Southeastern gives you a rare opportunity to interact with proven scholars in fields related to educational leadership. You can anticipate growing in leadership competencies such as critical thinking and problem-solving, academic research, and teaching in a variety of ministry contexts.

  • One of my greatest joys as a professor is to hear how current and former students have established healthy rhythms leading to generational disciple-making in their respective contexts.

    George Robinson

    Professor of Global Disciple Making

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