Program Overview


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.


  • 57 credit hours
  • Approximately 3 years
  • Fully online


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  1. Admission Requirements
  2. Courses
  3. Faculty
  4. Additional Information


Graduate & Professional Studies
1646 Russell Ave.
Jefferson City, TN 37760
P 800-678-9061


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.

Payment Plans

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.

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