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EdD in Character Education

In the Ed.D. in Character Education program at Regent University, students have the chance to grow as leaders and administrators in the field of education. Learn more about program requirements and coursework here.

Official Program Name:

Doctor of Education with a concentration in Character Education

School Offering Program:

Regent University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Students interested in the Ed.D. in Character Education program at Regent University should have developed leadership skills and a desire to help influence the field of education at the highest levels. They'll need both a bachelor's degree and a master's degree as well. All applicants to Regent University's graduate programs should have at least a bachelor's degree; some programs may have other requirements.

Program Description:

With a curriculum built around research and education theory, the Ed.D. in Character Education program is designed to help students become moral leaders in the world of education. Students have the chance to advance their leadership, research, and program evaluation skills. Coursework touches on such topics as data analysis, professional development, and issues in education, with a particular emphasis on curriculum design that fosters caring, respect, and understanding. Regent's curriculum is designed from a Christian worldview, so all of these subjects are explored with that as a focus.

Learning Format:

Online (with required residencies)

Program Length:

66+ credits

Financial Aid:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Regent University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the Ed.D. in Character Education:

Regent requires students to complete 66 credit hours to graduate, including three 4-day residencies on Regent's campus at Virginia Beach. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Regent University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Required Core Courses (66 credits)

  • Online Orientation
  • Information Research & Resources
  • Regent Foundations for Graduate Success
  • Christian Worldview for Educators
  • Data-Driven Decision Making
  • Supervision & Professional Development
  • Foundations of Character Education Programs
  • Character Education: Foundations, Theories, and Philosophy
  • Advanced Theory & Practice of Leadership, Communication, & Organization
  • Character Education: Curriculum and Instruction
  • Advanced Study of Best Practices in Character Education
  • Strategic Planning & Program Evaluation
  • Research Design & Analysis
  • Issues in Education
  • Educational Statistics
  • Leadership in Character Education
  • Qualitative Data Analysis
  • Seminar in Character Education
  • Residency (3 courses)
  • Dissertation Research (3 courses)

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Graduates of the Ed.D. in Character Education program at Regent might be prepared to start working at administrative levels designing curricula and running character education programs. Possible employers could include schools, colleges, and universities.

Here are some positions graduates might consider:

  • Program evaluator
  • Character education trainer
  • Education consultant
  • University faculty

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