DOCTOR OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION DEGREE
Doctor of Religious Education (EdD) Degree Program offered by
Conservative Theological University is unique among graduate degree
programs available today.
in the philosophy that "the only good study is self-study", the
Conservative Theological University EdD Program requires that the
candidate be self-disciplined and possess the initiative and innovation
characteristics of one working at the doctoral level.
Doctor of Religious Education degree program requires the successful
execution of 48 semester hours of graduate study, including the
production of an academic dissertation. The program design is for
academic scholarship and is exclusively a research program in variously
designated fields. Research includes the areas of history of christian
education, theology of christian education, philosophy of Christian
education, and related fields.
practical throughout, the program's primary purpose is extensive
research in the candidate's selected field with the view to a product
monograph that will contribute substance to that area of investigation.
bi-monthly submissions of research work are carefully evaluated for
quality, content and structure, and the competency of the candidate by
the Faculty. Each phase is analyzed and balanced by the candidate's
personal goals, allowing the candidate uninhibited scholastic freedom
in pursuit of the studies. Simultaneously, the graduate professional
recognizes his responsibility in academic and theological guidance. The
candidate therefore must demonstrate how his studies would benefit
academia and the Christian community.
program requires a combination of supervised reading, survey of
recognized scholars in the area of study-focus, personal interviews of
scholars of renown, structured instruction, tutorials, and the writing
of a dissertation.