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
MASTer of Science
Pastoral Care & Counseling
MASTER of Business Administration
Executive Leadership
Bachelor of Science
Business & Professional Leadership
Bachelor of Science
Ministerial Leadership
Bachelor of Science
Digital Media & Design
Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Science
Comms & Mass Media
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

One of the key elements of the educational experience is the opportunity for students to participate in hands-on experiential learning (practicum),which takes place within the church or in the 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. ELLC students will be mentored by these creative leaders  in their chosen area of focus and interest. Students will also have access to conferences, media libraries, 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 worship experience, growth groups, and one-on-on coaching that mirror what it looks like to be a leader who follows Jesus in everyday life. 

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.

Day Time Program

Group Study / Discussion

Leadership Lab or Leader Lunch

Study Hours / Resource Lab

Evening program


Leadership Lab

Group Study / Discussion

Graduate program

Group Study / Discussion

Leadership Lab

Undergraduate Practicum Hours

Weekdays – Business and Digital Media/Design Track

Thursday evening or during weekend services – Student Life Track

Thursday evening – Worship Track

Thursday 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.