SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY
Doctor ofEducation Program
Aminimum grade point average of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale in all graduate level work is required. (2) Applicants must have completed the following graduate level courses. Deficiencies in these pre-requisites must be completed in addition to the required 48 hours of course work in the Ed.D. program: History of Christian Education/ Philosophy of Education ...... ....6 sem. hrs. Educational Administration ........ .. .... .... ... ... ..3 Interpersonal Communication/ Counseling .............. .... ... ............................3 Life Span Development/ Educational Psychology ....... .... ........... .. .... .. ...................6 Statistics/Methods of Research ........ .......... .6 In addition, a total of 18 semester hours of approved graduate level Bible and theolo gy courses must have been taken by the time of graduation from the program. These may be considered program prereq uisites. However, some of these Bible and theology courses may be approved as rele vant components in the Ed.D. specialization. (3) The Doctor of Education application form must be completed in full . This appli cation form includes five letters of recom mendation (three academic and two charac ter references). (4) All Ed.D. applicants must provide ev idence of two years of approved ministry experience. (5) Applicants must submit scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) that are less than three years old. Information and testing dates and locations may be obtained from Educational Testing Service, Box 955, Princeton, NJ 08540. Students for whom English is a second language may replace the GRE with recent scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - see the School of Theology admission requirements for inter national students and resident aliens. (6) Applicants must have taken the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPO at a college testing ser vice or under the supervision of a licensed psychologist. MMPI profiles, not answer sheets, must be submitted. These profiles are kept in strict confidence. Applicants are referred to the source of the testing if they desire clinical interpretation of the results. (7) The applicant must submit a written statement of 700-1000 words describing per sonal vocational objectives as well as an ex planation of reasons why participation in the Ed.D. program is desired.
Program Director: Daniel C. Stevens, Ph.D.
fleeted in the student body of Biola in gen eral and the Doctor of Education program in particular. To foster the development of a dynamic international perspective, a close relationship is maintained between the Department of Christian Education and the School of lntercultural Studies. Core cours es are often team-taught with ICS faculty, and professors are sensitive to the needs and concerns of international students. PROGRAM SPECIALIZATIONS The structure of the curriculum encour ages the design of creative personalized programs of study by individuals with a wide range of ministry objectives. Every student develops, in conference with the program director, a unique specialization composed of graduate level courses offered across the university. This 30 unit program emphasis should focus upon personal devel opment and vocational preparation. The Department of Christian Education offers specializations in four specific aspects of ed ucational ministry and can support em phases in a variety of age level, special group, and counseling ministry areas. Unique programs of study can also be creat ed by combining courses from the School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Intercultural Studies, Rosemead School of Psychology, and Talbot School of Theology. On occasion, when the various schools of Biola University cannot support aspects of a specialization, courses at other colleges and universities can be utilized. With the exception of Ed.D. programs completed in the School of Intercultural Studies, the dissertation portion of the pro gram specialization must be completed under the supervision of the Department of Christian Education. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Applications for admission must be com pleted by February 15 for fall semester entry and by October 1 for spring semester entry. Students accepted for fall entry may begin studies during the summer semester. Students accepted for spring entry may begin studies during the January Interterm. Consideration for program admission is initiated only upon completion of all applica tion requirements. Exceptions to admission requirements are granted only through peti tion to the Ed.D. Committee. (1) Applicants must hold a master's de gree from an accredited college or university.
FACULTY Associate Professors: Anthony, Dirks, Stevens Assistant Professors: Garland
George Barna, MCRP, M.A. Don A. Brown, Ed.D. Kenneth Gangel, Ph.D. Donald Joy, Ph.D. Gilbert Peterson, Ph.D. Lawrence Richards, Ph.D. Norm Wakefield, Ed.D. Campbell Wyckof, Ph.D.
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The Doctor of Education degree is offered within the Christian Education Department of the Talbot School ofTheology at Biola University. A parallel program is offered by the School of lntercultural Studies at Biola. The doctoral program is a course of study de signed to prepare men and women for signifi cant leadership roles in local churches, edu cational institutions, and ministry organiza tions throughout the world. The Doctor of Education program is a rigorous research-oriented graduate pro gram offered within the context of a Christian university. Consequently, all sub jects are taught from a distinctively biblical perspective. Of primary importance is the ability of students to "handle accurately the word of truth," evaluating systems of thought and world perspectives and both judging behavior and designing educational methods on the basis of God's Word. Doctor of Education students and gradu ates have a variety of ministry goals: • University, college, and seminary teaching and administration • Undergraduate and graduate Christian education instruction • International missions ministry and administration • Christian organization service and leadership • High school and college campus ministry • Local church educational administration A distinct multi-faceted intercultural character is maintained within the Doctor of Education program. The ethnic diversity of Southern California and the impact of the Hispanic and Asian population explosion in the Greater Los Angeles metroplex is re-
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