Doctor of Religious Education (D.R.E.)
This program is not accepting new students effective January 2011.
The Doctor of Religious Education is designed to meet your professional development needs as a Christian education leader. Candidates will grow in their ability to enhance God’s kingdom work in Christian schools or colleges and represent Christian education perspectives in the broader society.
- Understand biblical perspectives, foundational theories, research findings, cultural/sociological dynamics, and alternative models for educating diverse learners in contemporary Christian schools or colleges.
- Understand biblical perspectives, theoretical approaches, research findings, and alternative models of effective leadership and functioning of organizations, and groups and individuals within organizations.
- Understand the components and process of quantitative and qualitative research with a view to solving educational questions/problems.
- All candidates must demonstrate satisfactory competence on all outcomes.
- Thirty credit hours of directed and independent studies that include documented research and reading of 20,000 pages (i.e., a minimum bibliography of sixty books and journal articles).
- The dissertation must be typewritten, double spaced, and not less than 150 pages, covering a topic in the student’s field of study.