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Liberty’s EdD in Christian Leadership online degree program is designed to prepare and equip students with research, teaching, management, and leadership competencies for executive-level leadership roles in churches, mission organizations, faith-based organizations, non-profit organizations, and Christian academic institutions.
Liberty’s Doctor of Education (EdD) in Christian Leadership is a fully online, praxis degree. It is the highest academic degree offered in the theory and practice of Christian leadership. As an applied theological degree, the Doctorate in Christian Leadership intentionally seeks to integrate a Christian worldview with study in the fields of leadership, education, and the social sciences. The program enables students to acquire a breadth of knowledge across these disciplines and to gain the skills needed to conduct doctoral level research appropriate to diverse educational, organizational, and ministry contexts.
Our EdD in Christian Leadership program recognizes faith-based organizations as dynamic and developmental in nature. Therefore, the program promotes a balanced model of Christian leadership that recognizes the importance of biblical values, inspiring vision, godly virtues, and attention to the details of venture management.
Liberty University’s EdD in Christian Leadership is taught by experienced professors who share your biblical values and integrate a Christian worldview into your course material. Your EdD in Christian Leadership offers dual accreditation, including the highest accreditation available through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) and the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
Life-engaged learners are students who are actively engaged in family, church, and professional life while participating in the doctoral program. Although this program is rigorous, it is designed with the flexibility of a fully online program and will not require relocation.
The EdD in Christian Leadership fosters collaborative learning by building a strong sense of community among the students and professors. As students follow a prescribed sequence of seminars, relationships are developed as students learn to support and serve each other. The result is a dynamic learning environment where collegiality and community are a hallmark.
Liberty’s Christian Leadership Doctorate offers faculty-mediated online learning that maintains the highest standards of academic quality while providing time flexibility. Students participate in asynchronous online seminar discussions and learning activities led by the professor.
As students’ progress through the program, they write various elements of the dissertation. These are built into courses through a progressive and systematic design. Six research courses are required. Each course is designed to build the writing of the dissertation prospectus (proposal) directly into the required seminars.
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