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What distinguishes CIU’s Doctor of Education program from other doctoral programs?

CIU’s Ed.D. degree is designed for educational leaders serving in Christian schools, colleges, and training organizations. Our mission is to equip Christian educators to think, teach, and lead biblically in Christian educational settings throughout the world. The Ed.D. program achieves this through foundational prerequisites in Bible and theology, a curriculum that addresses both biblical principles and educational theory in each subject area, a faculty of experienced Christian educational leaders, and graduate outcomes that reflect biblical leadership skills in distinctly Christian educational contexts. This emphasis is not typical of most Ed.D. programs.