By expanding your research expertise, Carson-Newman’s Ed.D. program prepares you for the highest levels of leadership in education. Designed for full-time educators who already have a degree (master's or Ed.S.), the doctoral program at Carson-Newman builds on your previous education and experience. With an emphasis on analyzing theory and research findings in a variety of educational settings, the program will also have you explore applications of research and develop your leadership skills. In a flexible format, you complete assignments online and participate in online discussions and group activities. During the fall and spring terms, you will finish one three-credit course every eight weeks, and during the summer, you may complete up to four courses.
- Administrative Leadership
- Curriculum and Instruction Leadership
The Educator Preparation Program (EPP) at Carson-Newman University is fully accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). For information regarding the CAEP Annual Reporting Measures, click here.
AT A GLANCE
- 57 credit hours
- Approximately 3 years
- Fully online
Did You Know?
In your capstone research experience, you’ll develop a research proposal and dissertation under the direction of the Institutional Review Board of the Graduate Committee.
Making your Degree Affordable
THERE ARE FLEXIBLE OPTIONS FOR FINANCING YOUR EDUCATION DOCTORATE DEGREE.
TUITION AND FEES:
$550 per credit hour + $50 per credit hour technology fee
Graduate students at C-N may also be eligible for federal and state financial aid. Student loan payments may be deferred until program completion. Additionally, the Teacher Loan Forgiveness program is available for up to $5,000 for graduates who teach for five years in low-income schools and meet other requirements.
A graduate degree is an investment in your future, and we want to equip you to succeed.
• As a graduate student at Carson-Newman you'll receive access to the full Microsoft Office suite.
• Graduate students enrolled in at least six (6) credit hours qualify to apply for federal financial aid. If you qualify, you can borrow up to $20,500 per year, which is more than enough to cover the total program cost.
• You'll be assigned a personal faculty advisor, who will help draft a course plan tailored to your specific goals.
Our no interest payment plans help reduce up-front costs. Enrolling in a payment plan allows you to make monthly payments on your direct charges instead of paying your full balance before classes start.
Our Office of Financial Aid is available to guide you through the many options available to graduate students at Carson-Newman.