Christian Leadership (Ed.D.) - Spiritual Formation

Christian Leadership (Ed.D.) - Spiritual Formation

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2024 through summer 2025. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

Core Courses
CLED 700Biblical & Theological Foundations of Leadership3
CLED 720Biblical & Theological Foundations of Education3
CLED 800Theological Anthropology in Leadership & Education3
CLED 815Character & Ethics in Leadership & Education3
CLED 820Leadership and Management Theory3
CLED 835Organizational Theory and Development3
CLED 845Group and Team Dynamics: Theory and Practice in Leadership3
CLED 855Teaching & Learning: Theory & Practice in Leadership3
Total Hours24
Spiritual Formation Cognate
CLED 715Ecologies of Christian Formation3
DSMN 850Biblical Theology of Spiritual Formation3
DSMN 860History of Spiritual Formation3
DSMN 870Facilitation of Spiritual Formation3
Total Hours12
Praxis Courses
CLED 885Praxis I: Planning and Design I3
CLED 886Praxis II: Planning and Design II3
CLED 887Praxis III: Planning and Design III3
CLED 888Praxis IV: Implementation I3
CLED 889Praxis V: Implementation II3
CLED 890Praxis VI: Assessment3
Total Hours18

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete 54 hours
  • A maximum of 50% of a post-graduate and doctoral degree may be transferred if approved and allowable, including credit from an earned degree from Liberty University on the same academic level
  • 3.0 GPA
  • No grades lower than B- may be applied to the degree
  • Successful completion of Comprehensive Examination
  • Successful defense of Dissertation-in-Praxis
  • Degree must be completed within 7 years
  • Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student’s anticipated graduation date

Program Offered in Online Format

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterHours
CLED 700 Biblical & Theological Foundations of Leadership 3
CLED 720 Biblical & Theological Foundations of Education 3
CLED 800 Theological Anthropology in Leadership & Education 3
CLED 715 Ecologies of Christian Formation 3
Second Semester
CLED 815 Character & Ethics in Leadership & Education 3
CLED 820 Leadership and Management Theory 3
CLED 835 Organizational Theory and Development 3
DSMN 850 Biblical Theology of Spiritual Formation 3
Third Semester
CLED 845 Group and Team Dynamics: Theory and Practice in Leadership 3
DSMN 860 History of Spiritual Formation 3
CLED 855 Teaching & Learning: Theory & Practice in Leadership 3
DSMN 870 Facilitation of Spiritual Formation 3
Fourth Semester
CLED 885 Praxis I: Planning and Design I 3
CLED 886 Praxis II: Planning and Design II 3
Fifth Semester
CLED 887 Praxis III: Planning and Design III 3
CLED 888 Praxis IV: Implementation I 3
Sixth Semester
CLED 889 Praxis V: Implementation II 3
CLED 890 Praxis VI: Assessment 3
 Total Hours54
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