Earn Your Degree

The EastLake Leadership College is a ministry of EastLake Church. Southeastern University (Lakeland, FL) partners with EastLake to host an instructional site on our church campus. As a regionally accredited institution, SEU offers our students an excellent college education. With flexible, online classes, excellent academic support, and practicum scholarships for qualified degree programs, EastLake Leadership College Students receive an affordable, meaningful educational experience.

Current Degree Programs Offered

Master of Arts
Ministerial Leadership
Bachelor of Science
Business & Professional Leadership
Bachelor of Science
Ministerial Leadership
Bachelor of Science
Digital Media & Design
Associate of Arts
Associate of Arts
Ministerial Leadership

For detailed information about academic programs, tuition cost, and financial aid, please visit our SEU Partner website.

Only standard undergraduate tuition is listed & site fee is subject to change at any time. Please contact your Site Director to confirm the site fee listed is correct or to inquire about tuition information for other programs. Students enrolled in practicum receive a scholarship that covers the cost of practicum credits. Tuition listed is based on 15 credits per semester, with practicum scholarship. Some students may be eligible to receive federal and state financial aid.

Southeastern University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. EastLake Leadership College is not accredited by SACS Commission on Colleges and the accreditation of Southeastern University does not extend to or include EastLake Leadership College or its students. Students must be admitted by Southeastern University and enrolled in university courses to receive the benefits of regional accreditation.

Serve Your Community

The executives, pastors, and leaders at EastLake Church have pioneered movements, innovated organizations,
and changed the conversation about how people of faith serve our communities locally, and around the world. They believe in strategic partnerships that allow everyone to go further, faster, and that we can have a great time doing it! ELLC students will be mentored by these creative, world-class leaders in their chosen area of focus and interest. Students will also have access to conferences, media libraries, simulcasts, and other learning opportunities as part of the EastLake Network.

Find Your Passion

At the EastLake Leadership College, we care about the whole student and our program is designed with that in mind.The number one reason students choose our program is the supportive, encouraging faith community that surrounds them.

Our desire is for our students to grow relationally and spiritually, as well as intellectually. The ELLC Student Experience includes chapels, growth groups, and one-on-on coaching that mirror what is looks like to be a leader who follows Jesus in everyday life. We also throw in a ton of fun, too.

Covid-19 Update

Flexible is who we are, innovation is what we do.

Our unique learning environment allows us to provide our students with the full program experience, even as we follow all current health and safety guidelines. We are operating our full program as listed below!

Weekly Student Schedule

One of the best things about an online degree program is the flexibility – you can learn anytime, anywhere. Our Student Lounge is open during the week for individual study, or to meet up with friends who are taking the same classes. Practicum hours are set by the Supervisor in your chosen area(s) of interest. Our all-student learning sessions bring everyone together for the opportunity to grow intellectually, relationally, and spiritually.

Undergraduate All-Student Hours


9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Growth Group

11:15 AM – 12:45 PM
Leadership Lab or Leader Lunch

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Study Hours / Resource Lab

Master's All-Student Hours


6:00 PM – 8:30 PM (Bimonthly)
Leadership Labs and Mentoring Teams


11:30 AM – 12:45 PM (Once per month)
Leadership Collaborative

Undergraduate Practicum Hours

Weekdays – Business and Digital Media/Design Track

Wednesday evening or during weekend services – Student Life Track

Thursday evening – Worship Track

Friday evening or during weekend services – Adult Ministries Track

Actual hours will vary depending on the needs of the student, and the needs of the department.

Ready to Apply?

The application process starts with a personal interview and conversation with the EastLake Leadership College Team.

Financial FAQ

Your tuition and fees provide for all instructional activity, student experiences, and access to Southeastern University’s online curriculum. This fee does not include room and board or books.

Southeastern University’s accreditation renders its students eligible for federal financial aid and loan programs to cover the cost of the program. For more information on financial aid, visit the Southeastern University website.

Students are eligible to use any benefits or scholarships that can be awarded directly to the student or Southeastern University.