Every Ed.D. student completes a core of studies in Christian educational leadership and specializes in one of four concentrations:
- Christian School Leadership – for administrators in Christian K-12 schools
- Christian Higher Education – for administrators in Christian colleges, seminaries, and graduate schools
- Curricular and Instructional Leadership – for curriculum specialists, instructional designers, academic support professionals, and others focused on teaching and learning roles in K-12 and higher education
- Leadership in International Theological Education – for administrators, educators, and trainers in missions and theological training organizations in international settings. The ITE concentration is offered through CIU’s campus in Korntal, Germany, and requires fluency in German.