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EdD in Christian Education Leadership

A student enrolled in the Doctor of Education with a concentration in Christian Education Leadership has the opportunity to cultivate administrative, teaching, and curriculum-design skills for positions at Christian schools. Get more details on the EdD in Christian Education Leadership program here.

Official Program Name:

Doctor of Education with a concentration in Christian Education Leadership

School Offering Program:

Regent University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

On top of having a bachelor's and master's degree, students interested in the Doctor of Education with a concentration in Christian Education Leadership program may already have some teaching experience or knowledge and should have a strong faith and a desire to impact Christian education programs. All applicants to Regent University graduate programs should have a bachelor's degree; some programs may have other requirements.

Program Description:

Regent University designed the curriculum in the EdD - Christian Education Leadership program to help students grow into teachers, leaders, and administrators in Christ-centered schools and universities. Using the Bible as the template, the curriculum in this program explores student discipleship, kingdom education, and the philosophies behind Christian education. Practical subjects are touched upon, as well, with coursework in starting and running Christian schools, developing curriculum and staff development. Other topics include data analysis, educational statistics, and organizational communication.

Learning Format:

Online (with required residency)

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.

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

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Required Courses for the Doctor of Education with a concentration in Christian Education Leadership:

Regent requires students to complete 66 credit hours to graduate, including three residencies on Regent's campus at Virginia Beach. 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
  • Data-Driven Decision Making
  • Starting & Operating Christian Schools
  • Staff Development for Christian Schools
  • Residency
  • Christian Education - Philosophy
  • Financial Management for Christian Schools
  • Student Discipleship in Christian Education
  • Kingdom Education
  • Advanced Theory & Practice of Leadership, Communication, & Organization
  • Residency
  • Issues in Education
  • Research Design & Analysis
  • Educational Statistics
  • Christian Education-Curriculum & Instruction
  • Qualitative Data Analysis
  • One Elective Course
  • Residency
  • Dissertation Research

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

With the curriculum development, leadership, and biblical knowledge they might acquire in the Doctor of Education with a concentration in Christian Education Leadership program, graduates could be prepared to seek jobs at the top tiers of education. Christian schools, colleges, and universities are all potential landing spots.

Graduates might consider positions like these:

  • Principal/headmaster
  • Character school administrator
  • Curriculum developer
  • University faculty