Classification of Admitted Students Each student admitted is classified in one of the fo llowing categories. (I) FULL GRADUATE STANDING: Ap plicants who intend to obtain a degree and who are admitted without reservat ion are granted full graduate standi ng. On ly stu dents with full graduate stand ing may be come degree candidates. (2) CONDITIONAL STANDING: Con ditional admission status may be awarded to a student whose academic record shows certain deficiencies. The student must demonstrate ability to do graduate work at a high level of achievement before being consi dered for admission to a de gree program. After completing two courses (or a semester of work), the record of a student with conditional stand ing will be reviewed by the graduate facul ty serving the program. The faculty may then grant full graduate standing or request that the student should remain on condi tional standing until specified requirements have been met Conditional admission sta tus may also be awarded to a student with deficiencies in the educational, theological and vocational foundational requirements for admission. A student can take a maxi mum of I 8 doctoral units before foundational admission requirements and positive review by the graduate committee serving the program will grant the student full graduate standing Program Sequence: (I) A minimum of 48 units beyond the master's degree of which at least 24 units must be completed within any given 24 months is required. A maximum of any given eight units of appropriate doctoral level work from an accredited institution may be transferred. The student must maintain a 30 grade point average to con tinue in the program. (2) PROGRAM COMMITTEE: A com mittee consisting of a chairman and two or more additional faculty members drawn from Talbot Theological Seminary and School of Theology or other programs of
Scheduling for all qualifying exami nations is to be in itiated by the stu dent in conference with the student's program committee chairman . (6) RESEARCH TOOLS: Two research tools which provide research skil ls su itable for the student's area of dissertation study are to be mastered. Validation of compe tency in each tool shall be determined by the program committee. Successful com pletion of certain courses may serve as re search tools subject to accept ance by the committee. Appropriate research tools in clude I) biblical Hebrew language; 2) New Testament Greek language; 3) modern German language; 4) statistics; 5) comput er programming; 6) historical analysis; 7) philosophical method; 8) interaction analy sis; 9) interview design and procedure and I0) questionnaire, survey design and pro cedure. (7) ADVANCEMENT TO CANDIDA CY: Upon the successful completion of all requirements except the dissertation a student will be advanced to candidacy. Upon reaching candidacy a student must register for dissertation. (8) DISSERTATION. (9) ORAL DEFENSE OF DISSER TATION. Curriculum Outline Core Seminars 15 units 80 I History of biblical educat ion 2 802 Philosophy of Christian education 2 804 Administrative organization and leadership 3 803 Human development and Christian nurture 3 805 Models of teaching 2 806 Integration of faith, life and learning 3 Electives I 2 units BIBLE/THEOLOGY: Elective courses to be taken from existing 700 or 800 level courses at Talbot Theological Seminary and School of Theology or Rosemead School of Psychology. (8 units)
Biola University shall be appointed after consultation w ith the student Committee members are to include the professor from a bibli cal or theological field. The committee shall oversee and approve the student's entire program. (3) PROGRAM AGENDA: A written in dividual program agenda that includes pro posed courses, emphasis, research tools and growth covenant must be submitted to the program committee before the completion of I 2 units. (4) VOCATIONAL EXPERIENCE: A to tal of four years full-time Christian voca tional experience as determined accept able by the program committee is re quired prior to the granting of the Ed.D. degree. Previous experience applies. (5) QUALIFYING EXAMINATIONS: To be taken in the last semester of course work. a. Wr itten comprehensive examina t ions will be required covering the core seminars in history, philosophy, education administration, human de velopment and integration as well as examinations in the student's area of emphasis. These examinations will be given the eighth and ninth weeks of each semester. b. A qualifyi ng major research paper in the student's area of emphasis wi ll be prepared. The paper is to be pre sented no later than the tenth week of each semester. c. Examination of the student's teaching skills shall be accompl ished by faculty observation of a student-led gradu ate or undergraduate classroom teaching exper ience. The teaching demonstration must be completed no later than the twelfth week of each semester d. Upon successful completion of the written comp1"ehensive examina tions, research paper and teaching skills evaluation, an oral qualifying ex amination will be scheduled. The ex amination will be comprehensive and will include a review of the student's growth covenant The oral examina tion is to be held no later than the fourteenth week of each semester.
(5) Submit scores on the Graduate Record Examination Aptitude Test (GRE). Information regarding testing dates and lo cations may be obtained by writ ing to the Educat ional Testing Service. Box 955, Princeton, New Jersey 08540. No appli cant is exempt from submitting GRE scores. Scores more than three years old are unacceptable. International students are not required to take the GRE if English is not their native language and they do not hold degrees from an American college or university. In stead , they must submit scores on the Test of Engl ish as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) (6) Submit completed profiles (not an swer sheets) of the Minnesota Mu lt1phasic Pe1"sonal1ty Inventory (MMPI). These tests must be taken at a college testing service or from a licensed psychologist Test mate rial 1s confidential. Applicants are referred to the source from which the testing was administered 1f they desire clinical 1nterpre tat1on. The MMPI results must be less than 12 months old . (7) Submit five letters of recommenda tion on forms supplied by the school. Three of these letters are academic references and two are character references (one must be a pastor). The pastor and other character reference shall provide confirmation of spiritual qualifica tion (I T imothy 3, Titus I), spiritual giftedness, relational skrlls and other minis t ry-rel ated skills . (8) The applicant must submit a written statement (700- 1000 words) describing vocational objectives and how the degree relates to those objectives. (9) In addition to the application and references, the applicant will submit a for mal paper of at least 20 pages on a topic relating to Christian education which w ill reflect graduate level research and writing skills. ( I0) The applicant must be interviewed by members of the Chr ist ian education faculty. If married, the applicant is to be ac companied by spouse, when possible. Only those who successfull y complete the admission procedure, determined by the preliminary screening, will be schedu led for a personal interview.
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