Designed for full-time educators who already have an advanced degree (master’s or educational specialist), the Doctorate of Education 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. Completed in half-semester units, you’ll take six hours each fall and spring semester but only one course at a time; you may also take up to four courses in summer semesters.
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 Doctorate of Education program at Carson-Newman, 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 to the Doctorate of Education program at Carson-Newman, please follow 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.
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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.