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Doctor of Christian Education with a Specialization in Early Childhood Education

The Doctor of Education with a Specialization in Early Childhood Education

The comprehensive Ph.D. program in Christian Child Development/Christian Early Childhood Education is designed to prepare students to be independent scholars in research and education professions. To meet this objective, we make three guarantees to students admitted to the program with intensive research experience.

Virtual Campus

We provide you with many tools to ensure your success. Most important of all, every CCU student is assigned a tutor and an academic advisor. Once you login to the student section of your CCU Virtual Campus, communications and assignments can be sent directly to your tutor and academic advisor for any question you may have. They will respond within 24-48 hours. 24/7 access to Distance learning: Complete assignments online or offline for your convenience.

Step by Step guides including video, explanation and example for each course. All materials can be access on all web browsers including Mozilla, Firefox and Google Chrome. Direct interaction with all aspects of the
university including advisor and tutor. Access to hundreds of new online courses which you can select from.

Goals of the PhD Program:

These goals are achieved through a combination of course-work, internships and authentic experiences with research, development and teacher education.

  • Understand the field of early childhood education in terms of research, curriculum, policy, teacher development and student learning.
  • Develop, carry out and report independent research in some area of early childhood education.
  • Become outstanding teachers/advisors of college students.
  • Understand the role of service in the university setting.
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Course #
Course title
Credits
CED703
Teaching for Result
3
CED713
Creative Bible Teaching
3
EDD723
The Foundations for the Future
3
HRM733
Biblical Hermeneutics
3
CEA743
Apologetics
3
CED763
History of the Christian Thought
3
COM773
Professional Communications
3
EDD783
Introduction to Educational Research
3
EDD793
Applications of Research
3
EDD803
Critical Issues in Education
3
EDD813
Introduction to Early Childhood Education
3
ECH823
Growth and Development in Early Childhood
3
ECH823
Methods of Teaching in Early Childhood I
3
ECH843
Methods of Teaching in Early Childhood: Language and Literacy
3
ECH853
Early Childhood Assessment Strategies
3
EDD863
Family, Community, and Media Relations
3
ECH874
Foundations of Early Childhood Curriculum
3
PHL883
Philosophical Foundations (Christian worldview)
3
ECH883
Early Childhood Play Theories
3
ECH893
Family and Community Involvement
3
PHD900A
Dissertation Research Proposal
3
PHD900B
Child Development Project
9