PhD (Religious Education) Customized Emphasis

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Required Courses for the Degree
Prerequisites  EDFN 500 Philosophical Fnds of Education & Psychology
DSRE 605 Issues in Religious Education
EDRM 505 Research Methods I
EDRM 611 Research Methods II
DSRE 541 Foundations of Biblical Spirituality



Core DSRE 850 Theological Foundations of Christian Teaching
OTST890 Directed Reading: Disability in the OT
DSRE 610 Teaching for Discipleship
Psychology Elective
EDRM 605 Qualitative Research Methods in Educ & Psych
EDRM 712 Applied Statistical Mehtods II
DSRE 887 Applied Research
EDRM 880 Diss Proposal Development (or GSEM 854)
DSRE 995 Dissertation
DSRE 830 Advanced Fostering Spiritual Growth
DSRE 950 Synthesis in Religious Education
DSRE 878 Advanced Professional Development
44 credits
Customized Emphasis Courses
Students may design an individualized course of study if three of the following conditions are met:
  • Academic area must be appropriate to Religious 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 Emphasis
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