Christian Education

The EdD in Christian Education is a terminal degree program that exists to prepare students to serve in churches, schools, seminaries, universities, and para-church organizations. 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. In this program, you’ll learn from professors who are experienced in the fields of ministry, higher education, psychology, and curriculum development. Students who graduate with this degree will be equipped for the spiritual, teaching, and administrative aspects of educational leadership.

  • Modified Residency

  • Residential

At a Glance

  • 42

    Hours of Classroom

  • 6

    Hours of Mentorship

  • 12

    Hours of Dissertation Research

  • 60

    Total Credit 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


  • Higher Education & Leadership/Administration in Christian Colleges & Universities

  • Tenure-track Professors

  • Adjunct Professor/Assistant Professor (Both on-campus and online)

  • K-12 Education & Leadership/Administration in Public & Private Schools

  • Head of School/Principal

  • Denominational Leadership (SBC State Conventions)

  • Curriculum Development/Editor

  • Parachurch Organizations (Christian Camp Executive; Compassion International)

  • Local Church 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.


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