By expanding your research expertise, Carson-Newman’s EdD program prepares you for the highest levels of leadership in education. Designed for full-time educators who already have a degree (master’s or EdS), 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.
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.
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.
A graduate degree is an investment in your future, and we want to equip you to succeed.
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.
In the EdD program, you will complete a series of courses and a qualifying exam prior to proceeding to the research component. The EdD program requires three semesters of consecutive enrollment to satisfy residency requirements. All coursework must be completed within seven years from full admission to the program.
If you are seeking administrative licensure, the Administrative Licensure Specialization, which results in the ILL-B license, can be added to the EdD. Upon passing the Praxis Leaders Licensure Assessment (SLLA) you may be recommended for the Beginning Administrative License (ILL-B) in the state of Tennessee. Requirements to become a candidate for administrative licensure include, but are not limited to, two completed years of successful teaching, practicum hours completed in a Tennessee public school under supervision of an approved mentor, and a recommendation from your current school system.
To apply for the Carson-Newman education specialist program, please follow these steps:
When you have reserved your seat in the program, complete these steps:
The admission requirements for Fall 2023 are as follows:
— GPA of 3.3 from Graduate studies and a Scholarly Writing Sample:
— Two references (two professional/academic)
— Professional experience in an educational environment (3 years minimum)
— GRE will be optional
Submit a sample of scholarly writing you have completed in the past. APA-formatted master’s research or thesis is preferred.
If you have a valid Professional Educators License, please submit a copy of your certificate to the Graduate Information Office by fax (800-504-7618) or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming Information Meetings
To discover more about the EdS program, join us for an information meeting in your local area or online. We’ll discuss the application process, financial aid, payment plans and any specific questions you may have. In-person meetings run approximately 30 minutes, and online meetings run approximately 20 minutes. We’re also available for one-on-one virtual meetings at your convenience.
RSVP for one of our scheduled meetings, or contact the Graduate Information Office to schedule an individual meeting.
You may register for local area, or online meetings by clicking “RSVP” next to your desired time.
Face-to-face meetings run approximately 30 minutes. Online meetings run approximately 20 minutes. During these meetings, we will discuss the application process, financial aid, payment plans, and any specific questions that you may have.
You can also email Chris Smith to have a Student Information Packet emailed to you, and have any questions answered by our admission counselors.
For questions please contact the Graduate Information Office.
THERE ARE FLEXIBLE OPTIONS FOR FINANCING YOUR EDUCATION DOCTORATE DEGREE.
TUITION AND FEES:
$570 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.