The Doctorate of Leadership (Ed.D.) merges an academy of scholars with community practitioners to
develop enlightened, ethical leaders. Through study in a faith-based environment, graduates will embody skills,
knowledge, and dispositions to bridge theories with research-based practices to
become visionary leaders.
This 57-hour program follows a cohort model
over the four-year program. Because of the cross-disciplinary nature of the program, students can enter the
program from any fully accredited master’s degree. Students take six hours of
coursework each fall, spring, and summer, allowing for continuation of
employment. Because classes will only meet on the Abilene campus four weekends during long semesters, a few weekends in the summer, and one week in a remote location in the summer, students can live and work outside the Abilene area. In addition to the outlined curriculum, students will read books
from a Great Books List to support a breadth and depth of knowledge in the
field of leadership.
At the end of the
program, students will synthesize knowledge gained through these readings with
their study of leadership through coursework and individual research and
respond in an oral exam. The culminating
experience for the doctoral degree will be the completion of a
dissertation/professional project supervised by a professor related to the
student’s interest in a particular aspect of leadership.
The Doctorate in Leadership program contains
four distinct practices that support effective pedagogy and doctoral study, enmeshing the
on-campus environment with various delivery methods:
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