2013-2014 Southeastern University Catalog 
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2013-2014 Southeastern University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Doctor of Education

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Doctor of Education

The Southeastern University Doctor of Education is designed to provide advanced preparation for a variety of careers. The purpose of this program is to develop competent and effective experts to assume critical leadership roles. Specialized courses develop the skills necessary to assume a key facilitating role in the field of the candidate’s choice. Concentrations are available to those interested in various educational and organizational careers requiring strong educational, leadership, and decision-making abilities.

Depending upon the concentrations chosen, career opportunities include any leadership position in an organization including, but not limited to:


                                Supervising Teacher/Instructor                                 Curriculum Specialist

                                School Superintendent                                             Specialized District Supervisor

                                Assistant Superintendent                                          Non-profit Leader

                                Principal                                                                    Christian Education Director

                                College Instructor                                                      Organizational Leader

                                College Administrator                                                Business Consultant

                                Supervisor                                                                 Personnel Leader

                                Master Teacher                                                         Business Trainer


The Doctor of Education program is a non-licensure program. If candidates wish to obtain any type of state certification they will need to contact their state department of education for specific requirements and applications.

Program Sequence

Total Credits

66 Semester hours with four components:

Doctoral Core (24 hours)

Research Core (12 hours)

Concentration (18 hours)

Dissertation (12 hours)

Program Length

3-4 years

Full-time students (6 credit hours per term)

Part-time student (3 credit hours per term)

Program Delivery

Three 12-week terms online (Fall, Winter, Spring)

Two week-long face-to-face intensive courses on campus each summer

Dissertation defense on campus

Entrance Requirements

  • Submit an application by April 1 to www.seu.edu/apply
  • Regionally accredited graduate degree with at least a 3.0 GPA
  • Current Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score at the mean national level or higher
  • For non-native English speakers, a current TOEFL score at the mean level or higher
  • Current Professional Vita
  • Christian faith statement 2-3 page essay
  • Minimum of three full-time years of successful experience in related field
  • Professional writing sample: minimum of 5 pages (Examples: articles, graduate research papers/assignments, published work, etc.)
  • Two letters of recomendation: professional and personal
  • Background check

Failure to meet one of these standards may not immediately disqualify a candidate depending upon the strength of the other components. 

Concentration - 18 Hours

Choose one concentration:

Organizational Leadership Concentration [under development]

Total Credits - 66 Hours

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