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Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) - Character Education









Degree Overview

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Education, primarily an online program with some face-to-face requirements, is designed to facilitate adult learning styles in a specialized field of education. Capitalizing on critical thinking, scholarly research that informs practice, writing, and learning from a Christian worldview, this degree is primarily reserved for those interested in adding research skills in their vocations. After successfully negotiating the candidacy examination, all students must complete a culminating experience: the submission and successful defense of a doctoral dissertation. Students possessing an Ed.S. or equivalent may be admitted to the Ph.D. program with advanced standing after a review of their post-master's transcripts.

Concentration Description

Regent University recognizes the need to provide excellently trained professionals who can teach and lead, not only in K-12 education settings but also at the undergraduate and graduate levels of preparation. Through its online Doctor of Philosophy with a concentration in Character Education, Regent University has designed a concentration that makes a positive impact on students by specifically focusing upon sound character education theory and up-to-date research in the area of character education. In addition, the Ph.D. in Character Education builds upon and extends the recognized work of the National Character Education Clearing House established at Regent University by the U.S. Department of Education. Participants in Regent University's Ph.D. in Character Education will have at their fingertips the best materials currently available in the field, as well as interaction with faculty who are leading innovative and effective programs on a local, state and national level.

Program Highlights

Length: 75 credit hour minimum
Format: Offered in a cohort model, students may begin the program in the fall, spring or summer semesters. Courses are delivered online with some required face-to-face components. School division cohorts are also offered in varying formats.
Results: Doctor of Philosophy in Education degree with a concentration in Character Education. The Doctor of Philosophy is awarded after completion of 75 credit hours.
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