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Doctor of Philosophy In Christian Education


APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:  The prospective doctoral candidate must hold an earned Master’s degree from an approved educational institution.  Upon receipt of the application and consultation, a determination will be made concerning the prospective doctoral candidate’s eligibility.





Total Courses

6 courses(30 hours)

Core Courses & Electives


20 hours

60-120 pages

Core Courses

Minimum 3

Authorized Textbooks

Elective Courses

Maximum 3

Elective Page, No Travel Seminar Tab or other doctoral degree program pages

No Travel Seminars

Maximum 3

No Travel Seminar Tab

TUITION - $2,695.00

Automatic Monthly Payment Program:  $200 down and $100 a month for a total of $2,695.00.

Up Front Payment Program: $300 reduction for a total of $2,335.00 paid at enrollment.

Tuition does not include textbooks. Please purchase them at your favorite book dealer or www.Amazon.com

ABOUT THIS DEGREE PROGRAM:  The Doctor of Philosophy in Christian Education degree program guides the student through the graduate level courses and dissertation study for continued development in the field of Christian Education.  The program consists of six courses, which are the equivalent of thirty hours of study, and a dissertation, which is the equivalent of twenty hours of study. Texts must be selected from the list of Authorized Textbooks provided below.  Although all textbooks may be ordered simultaneously, assignments must be submitted one at a time.  Once a textbook is read, a 10 to 20 page paper describing what was read must be submitted for grading.    A four to six page paper is required for each No Travel Seminar.  We are simply asking students for a summary of the material. Review the How to Submit Your Work tab concerning submission of assignments.

SPECIFIC DEGREE PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:  The Doctor of Philosophy in Christian Education degree program requires a total of 50 hours.  This is comprised of six courses (30 hours) and a dissertation (20 hours).  Three of the six required courses must be core courses chosen from the list of Authorized Textbooks provided below.  Up to three of the six required courses may be electives.  Electives may be chosen from the Electives Page, the No Travel Seminar tab or any other degree program page.  No Travel Seminars are optional.  A maximum of three No Travel Seminars may be utilized for this program.

Courses/Textbooks may not be utilized for more than one degree program.


DCE 600 Educating for Life: Reflections on Christian Teaching and Learning

DCE 610 On Christian Teaching (Oxford World’s Classics (Oxford University Press)

EdD 615 Christian School Administration Understanding   Desk Reference Handbook For Christian School Administrators  By author Dr. Kathryn J. Perry

DCE 620 The Craft of Christian Teaching:  A Classroom Journey by John Van Dyk

DCE 630 English Teaching As Christian Mission: An Applied Theology by Donald

DCE 640 Mind Siege: The Battle for Truth by Tim Lahaye

DCE 650 Building An Effective Church School:  Guide for the Superintendent and Board of Christian Education by Kenneth D. Blazer

DCE 670 The Effective Teacher:  A Christian’s Guide to Teaching by Bennie E. Goodwin

DCE 680 Effective Christian School Management by James W. Deuink

DCE 690 Five Dynamic Dimensions for Effective Teaching by Kevin Treston

DCE 700 Effective Bible Teaching by Betty A. Carroll

DCE 710 The God-Bearing Life: The Art of Soul Tending for Youth Ministry by Kenda Creasy Dean

DCE 720 Christian Education Handbook by Bruce P. Powers

DCE 730 Church Growth 101 Guidebook for Ministers and Laity by Dr. Glenn W. Mollette

DCE 800 Ministry Studies Practical Survey - Required Text:  Minister's Guidebook Insights from a Fellow Minister by Dr. Glenn Mollette CLICK HERE OR GO TO AMAZON.COM TO  PURCHASE


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P.O. Box 1238
8922 Ruffian Lane
Newburgh, Indiana 47629



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