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Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership, Curriculum & Instruction (Online)

Our rigorous program will advance your leadership capabilities and position you for greater success in the classroom or in top supervisory roles in K-12 education.

A Message from Dr. Susan Langston, Ed.D. Program Coordinator

Welcome to our Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) program page! I’m so pleased you are checking us out. The fully online, cohort-based Ed.D. is a 50-hour, high- quality degree program. Currently, our program is recognized as 14th on a list of the top 25 most affordable online Doctor of Education programs in the country by, one of the most trusted online resources for students and professionals interested in graduate education programs. Courses are taught by veteran K-12 and university leaders with several years of practical experience.

Evangel’s Ed.D. is a practical degree program that is student centered and project based. Our students come from a variety of backgrounds from teacher leaders, instructional coaches, and university faculty to K-12 administrators. Regardless of their backgrounds or professional context, our students often share that they can immediately apply what they are learning in their Ed.D. coursework.

Career preparation pathways available through the Evangel Ed.D. include

  • K-12 Administration
    •  Missouri DESE approved building administrator certificate pathway
    • Missouri DESE approved school superintendent certificate
  • Curriculum and Instruction Leadership
    • 12 hours of elective credit for teacher leadership/district-level curriculum and instruction leadership coming in the Fall 2022.
  • Higher Education Faculty/Leader
    • 12 hours of elective credit in higher education leadership for those pursuing a career in higher education

Program Start Dates:

Fall, Spring, Summer

Connect with Bill Shackelford, Enrollment Coordinator, for more information.

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Our online Ed.D. program has been recently ranked #14 out of the top 25 most affordable online Ed.D. programs by, one of the most trusted online resources for students and professionals interested in graduate education programs.






Career Opportunities

The Evangel Ed.D. is designed to help you achieve your career goals in educational leadership. With an emphasis in educational leadership, advanced curriculum design and effective instruction, the Ed.D. provides training and support for you to pursue several options in educational leadership such as
  • K-12 school building and district leadership positions including Curriculum and Instructional Specialist, Teacher Leader, Assessment Officer, Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent
  • Higher education teaching and leadership positions including Professor in Educator Preparation and Educational Leadership programs and College/University Administrator
  • Instructional coach
  • Instructional leader
  • Master teacher


Department Chair

Shonna Crawford, Ph.D.

Education Department Chair & Professor of Education

Regular Faculty

Gordon Pace, Ed.D.

Professor of Education, Coordinator of Education Strategic Partnerships

Suzie Thomason, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Education, Coordinator of Graduate Literacy Program and Undergraduate Early Childhood Program

Matt Stringer, Ed.D.

Associate Professor, Coordinator of Graduate Educational Leadership Program

Kelly Sutherland, Ed.D.

Professor of Education, Coordinator of Graduate Curriculum & Instruction Leadership Program

Susan Langston, Ed.D.

Professor of Education; Coordinator of Doctoral Educational Leadership, Curriculum, & Instruction Program

Andrea Hughes, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Literacy, Coordinator of Elementary Education Program

Adjunct Faculty

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