Doctor of Christian Education

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The purpose of the study for the degree of Doctor of Christian Education is to prepare student for top-level leadership in Christian education for seminaries, publishing agencies, social service agencies, and denominational organizations.

The program of study leading to the Doctor of Christian Education is designed for qualified men and women who are engaged in teaching related ministries. Leaders in the field of education are seen as those who assume a facilitating role in accomplishing the goals and objectives of an education system whether it be as a superintendent, principal, curriculum director, instructional supervisor, or university administrator.

Candidates will choose their area of specialization and will do their Doctoral Project within that area. In this project they may focus on such area of education as the following: Christian Education, Christian Development and Administration, Education Ministries and Leadership, and Teaching Methods in Christian Education.

Admission Requirements
Admission to the Doctor of Christian Education is on the basis of high competence in theology and ministry as well as motivation to do research in a recognized area of education. For admission to the program,

Required documents and fee

•  Application Form I and II: an application is valid for one year.
•  Personal Statement (in 250 words or more) describing reasons for wanting to study with confession of faith.
•  Resume
•  Official transcripts of all academic work undertaken since graduation from high school. A final official transcript indicating that M.A. degree or its equivalent has been granted should be submitted.
•  Application Fee ($50)


Degree Requirements
The Doctor of Christian Education Program requires 54 hours of work beyond the M. Div., M.C.E., or equivalent. This program requires 54 hours of course credit inclusive of the dissertation or project thesis. The Graduate Academic Dean may set such additional requirements as are needed for completing the program in a mutually acceptable way.

Plans of Study
Each student is encouraged to complete two-year recommended programs of study. Doctor of Christian Education program can be taken as recommended as follows. If you need assistance in selecting courses, please contact your mentor for his/her help.


EDMN 810 Administration of Religious Education (3 credits)
EDMN 815 Educational Psychology (3 credits)
EDMN 818 Educational Leadership in The Church (3 credits)
EDMN 820 Philosophies of Religious Education (3 credits)
EDMN 821 Personal and Interpersonal Development (3 credits)
EDMN 822 Life Span Development in Educational Ministry (3 credits)
EDMN 823 Theology of Religious Education (3 credits)
EDMN 824 Methods of Teaching (3 credits)
EDMN 833 Curriculum in Religious Education (3 credits)
EDMN 835 Curriculum Evaluation (3 credits)
EDMN 838 Educational Ministry to Children (3 credits)
EDMN 841 Educational Ministry to Youth (3 credits)
EDMN 842 Educational Ministry to Adults (3 credits)
EDMN 843 Family Education in the Church (3 credits)
EDMN 853 Alternative Delivery Systems in Education(3 credits)
EDMN 854 Special Studies in Christian Education (3 credits)
EDMN 855 Media in the Ministry (3 credits)
EDMN 858 Creative Ministry Uses for the Computer (3 credits)
EDMN 860 Seminar in Religious Educational Issues (3 credits)
EDMN 863 Directed Research in Religious Educational Ministries (3 credits)
EDMN 864 Independent Research in Religious Educational Ministries (3 credits)
EDMN 865 Tutorial in Religious Educational Ministries (3 credits)
EDMN 867 Dissertation (6 credits)

Grand Unit Total: 54 credits