Doctor of Education in
Higher Education Teaching
Be prepared to engage and effectively teach in today’s diverse classrooms. This program offers the full range of coursework to be a dynamic Christian leader in higher education instruction. Designed for professionals with expertise in a content area, the program focuses on research-based teaching and learning methodologies.
Classes are taught in a hybrid, modular format consisting of 2½ days of face-to-face sessions, Thursday evening through Saturday afternoon, accompanied by online pre- and post-assignments. There is also the option to participate remotely in a live class via Zoom or by viewing the Zoom recording of a class on your own schedule.
Fall sessions are held in September, October, and November; spring sessions are held in January, February, March, and April. This 54-hour, non-cohort, program is designed to be completed in a minimum of three years, including dissertation. Admission is continuous, with program entry at any point in the fall or spring.
An Ed.D. in Educational Leadership - Higher Education Teaching will equip you to:
- Create and carry out lessons characterized by best practices in lecturing, active learning, and problem-based learning
- Create valid and reliable tests and assessments, including classroom tests and authentic assessments of projects and problem-based assignments
- Create original, technology-enhanced learning activities
- Establish administrative policies and educational practices based on theories of adult lifespan and student development
- Critically and constructively evaluate the philosophical foundation of various issues and systems from a Christian worldview
- Select and analyze research in order to design an applied research project, drawing on knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research methods, program evaluation, and reporting
Career opportunities include:
- University Professor
- Higher Education Administrator
- Higher Education Institutional Planner
- Higher Education Program Developer
- Curriculum Director / Instructional Coordinator
- Academic Researcher
- Education Policy Developer
- Consultant and Program Developer for Public, Private, and Non-Profit Institutions
Are There Scholarships Available?
Many of our students receive ORU grants and scholarships through academic achievement and through ORU’s premier scholarship opportunity of our Quest Whole Leader Scholarship. Click on the links below for more information:
Dr. Patrick Otto, Ed.D.
College of Education