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Doctor of Education

Description: 

Meet the professional development needs of the Christian educational leader as you model, think, communicate and research with biblical excellence. You will grow in your ability to enhance God’s Kingdom work in Christian educational institutions and represent Christian education perspectives in the broader society. Cohort groups meet during the summer with other courses provided online and in summer intensives. Choose one of three concentrations: 

  • The Doctor of Education (Christian Higher Education Leadership) increases your knowledge and skills in faculty development, strategic planning, assessment, spiritual formation, adult education, resource development, and instructional delivery systems.  
  • The Doctor of Education (Christian School Leadership) is designed for administrators of Christian K-12th grade schools: headmasters, principals, assistant principals, and other individuals responsible for leadership and management decisions in primary and secondary Christian educational institutions. You’ll develop knowledge and skills in educational leadership, instructional supervision, strategic planning, assessment, spiritual formation, legal issues, and instructional delivery systems.
  • The Doctor of Education (Curricular and Instructional Leadership) is designed for leaders in the K-12th grade or postsecondary education levels. You’ll develop knowledge and skills in educational leadership, curriculum theory and design, instructional development, curriculum innovation, assessment of instruction, spiritual formation, and methods of instructional delivery.

Opportunities:

Graduates with an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership go on to become:

  • Heads of Schools in K-12 Christian Schools
  • Curriculum Supervisors in K-12 Christian Schools
  • Administrators in Christian Higher Education
  • Leaders of International Theological Education

Available Format:

HybridCombines intensive courses in Columbia, Atlanta, or Korntal, Germany with online courses making it possible for you to complete your program without relocating.

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Featured Faculty: 
Dr. Gordon Brown Gordon Brown
Adjunct Education Faculty

B.A., Wheaton College; M.A.T., Rollins College; Ed.D., University of Miami

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Elaine Lindsey
Professor Emeritus

B.S., Houghton College; Ed.M., Temple University; Ed.D., University of South Carolina

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Mark McCann Mark McCann
Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) Program Director

B.A., Florida Bible College; M.S., Nova Southeastern University; Ed.D., University of Central Florida

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Connie Mitchell
Dean of the College of Education

B.A., Florida Bible College; B.S., Bryan College; M.A., Ed.D., University of Miami

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Debbie Moore Debbie Moore
M.Ed. Program Director

B.S., Toccoa Falls College; M.Ed., Bob Jones University; Ed.D., Columbia International University

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Brian Simmons Brian Simmons
Ed.D./Ed.S. Program Director

B.A. Cornerstone University; B.S. Calvin College; M.S. Indiana University South Bend; Ed.D. Ball State University; Certificate in Fund Raising Management, Indiana School of Philanthropy.

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Milton V. Uecker
Associate Dean of the College of Education

B.A., Suffolk University; M.A., Miami University; Ed.D. University of Virginia

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Jim Watson James E. Watson
Education Professor

B.A., Asbury College; M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary; M.C.S., Regent College; M.Ed., Florida Atlantic University; Ph.D., The Ohio State University

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