PhD (Discipleship in Lifespan Education) Customized Emphasis

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Required Courses for the Degree

DSLE 606 Philosophical Fnds of Education & Philosophy

or EDFN 500 Philosophical Fnds of Education & Psychology
DSLE 605 Foundations in Discipleship and Lifespan Education
EDRM 505 Research Methods
DSLE 541 Foundations of Biblical Spirituality




DSLE 850 Theological Foundations of Christian Teaching
OTST 890 Directed Reading
DSLE 610 Teaching for Discipleship
Psychology Elective
EDRM 605 Qualitative Research Methods in Educ & Psych

EDRM 611 Applied Statistical Methods I
EDRM 712 Applied Statistical Methods II
DSLE 887 Applied Research
EDRM 880 Diss Proposal Development (or GSEM 854)
DSLE 995 Dissertation (13-16 credits)
DSLE 830 Advanced Fostering Spiritual Growth
DSLE 950 Synthesis in Religious Education
DSLE 878 Advanced Professional Development

44 credits
Concentration Courses
Students may design an individualized course of study if three of the following conditions are met:
  • Academic area must be appropriate to Discipleship in Lifespan Education
  • Graduate courses on the topic must be available at Andrews University
  • Andrews University faculty with expertise in the topic must be available for advising
  • 9 credits need to be taken from Christian Formation & Discipleship Concentration
Options for the customized course of study may include such areas as family life education, campus spiritual leadership, education history, church music and worship, spiritual nurture of children, or spiritual nurture of youth and young adults.
20 credits
Total  64 credits