Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership

The Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership program is 63-semester hours. Schools and organizations are dynamic institutions whose practice is shaped by powerful and influential interests. As a result, the economic, political, social, and technological environments of organizations deal with constant change.


The Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership is designed to equip you with the knowledge, skills, attitudes, values, and beliefs that will enable you to function effectively in leadership roles in a fluctuating environment.


Off-Campus Option

This program is also available at several off-campus locations and online. Click Here for more information.


The purpose of the Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership is to develop educational leaders through courses, research, seminars, and internships conducted in an environment based on Christian principles and values.



  1. To engage candidates in critical analysis of educational theory and practice;
  2. To engage candidates in disciplined inquiry in the field of education;
  3. To prepare candidates for making contributions to educational theory and practice;
  4. To prepare candidates to become leaders in educational institutions; and
  5. To meet proficiency levels in licensure requirements.


Course Requirements

EDLS 700: Theory Development Module (6 hrs.)
EDLS 701: Seminar (1 hr.)
EDLS 702: Operational and Managerial Module (6 hrs.)
EDLS 703: Seminar (1 hr.)
EDLS 704: Research Module (12 hrs.)
EDLS 705: Seminar (1 hr.)
EDLS 706: Reform and Change Module (6 hrs.)
EDLS 707: Seminar (1 hr.)
EDLS 708: Organizational Behavior Module (6 hrs.)
EDLS 709: Seminar (1 hr.)
EDLS 710: Instructional Module (12 hrs.)
EDLS 711: Seminar (1 hr.)
EDLS 712: Dissertation Module I (6 hrs.)
EDLS 713: Dissertation Module II (3 hrs.)
EDLS 714: Dissertation (Continuing) (3 hrs.) (if needed)

For more details on the program, please download the Information Packet.



Dr. Doug Eury

Phone: (704) 406-4402


Off-Campus Option


Earn your Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership in a local cohort or online.


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