Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) - Christian Education Leadership

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

The Doctor of Philosophy in Education with a concentration in Christian Education Leadership is an online program that will prepare you for leadership at every level of Christian education. The research-based Ph.D. will prepare you more specifically for a career in academia. It is designed for educators, parents and pastors who desire to bring Christian values to education and school leadership.

  • Practice project-oriented problem solving through case studies and faculty mentorship.
  • Develop skills in both leadership and curriculum/teaching.
  • Advance leadership and research skills while personalizing the program to your professional interests through elective courses.

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 Christian Education Leadership. The Doctor of Philosophy is awarded after completion of 75 credit hours.
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Career Opportunities

Christian School Principal or Headmaster
Christian University Faculty
Education Consultant