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.
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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.
Teaching for Result
Creative Bible Teaching
The Foundations for the Future
History of the Christian Thought
Introduction to Educational Research
Applications of Research
Critical Issues in Education
Introduction to Early Childhood Education
Growth and Development in Early Childhood
Methods of Teaching in Early Childhood I
Methods of Teaching in Early Childhood: Language and Literacy
Early Childhood Assessment Strategies
Family, Community, and Media Relations
Foundations of Early Childhood Curriculum
Philosophical Foundations (Christian worldview)
Early Childhood Play Theories
Family and Community Involvement
Dissertation Research Proposal
Child Development Project