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Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) – Character Education









 

Kalyn Mace Guilloux, Current Ed.D. Student
Kalyn Mace Guilloux
Current Ed.D. Student
& Doctoral Fellow


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Degree Overview

The online Ph.D. in Character Education is delivered online with some required face-to-face components and is designed to facilitate the learning styles of adults and provide a collaborative community for higher-level thinking and problem solving. The Ph.D. program places much emphasis on (a) acquiring rigorous analytical research skills and tools (quantitative and qualitative) for vocations in higher education; (b) supporting research that will result in publication in refereed conference, journals and books; (c) significant interaction and mentorship by doctoral faculty; (d) vocations in higher education; and (e) developing a mature understanding of an integrative personal and professional life centered on the historic Christian faith.

Undergirding the entire program is critical thinking, scholarly research, writing, and learning from a Christian worldview. The capstone project, as with any doctoral program, is the submission and defense of a doctoral dissertation.


Spring & Summer 2015 Cohorts:
Ph.D. cohorts will begin in January and mid-June. A four-day residency will be held July 13-16, 2015 at our Virginia Beach Campus.

Ph.D. in Character Education Highlights

Courses: View Course Sequence and Descriptions
Length: 72 credit hours.
Format: Offered in a cohort model. Students may begin the program in the spring or summer semesters. Courses are delivered online with some required face-to-face components, including a four-day residency each summer of the program. School division cohorts are also offered in varying formats.
Results: Doctor of Philosophy in Character Education degree. The Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS) is awarded after completion of 30 credit hours. The Doctor of Philosophy degree is awarded after completion of 72 credit hours.
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Features: Online coursework, concentration and dissertation advisor, on-campus residencies.

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Concentration Description

Regent University recognizes the need to provide excellently trained professionals who can develop strong students by teaching and leading, not only in K-12 education settings, but also at the undergraduate and graduate levels of preparation. Through its online doctoral program in Character Education, Regent University has designed a concentration that specifically focuses upon sound character education theory and up-to-date research in the area of character education. In addition, the Ph.D. with a concentration in Character Education builds upon and extends the recognized work of the National Character Education Clearing House, established at Regent University by the U.S. Department of Education. Participants in Regent University’s doctoral program, with a concentration in character education, will have at their fingertips the best materials currently available in the field, as well as interaction with faculty who are leading innovative and effective programs on a local, state, and national level.


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Ph.D. in Character Education graduates will be able to:

  • Identify, respond to, and lead in important local, national, and global educational issues in a Christ-like manner from informed biblical perspectives.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of how key theories inform planning, administration, policy, and professional practice.
  • Evaluate educational research from theoretical and methodological perspectives in order to determine its contribution to policy and professional practice.
  • Solve problems associated with planning, administration, policy, and professional practice by
    •  analyzing data;
    • synthesizing information; and
    • applying critical thinking
  • Provide intellectual leadership in producing and communicating action research to significantly impact respective professional spheres of education.
  • Demonstrate integrity, fairness, and ethical behavior in a Christ-like manner in planning, administration, policy development, problem solving, and professional practice.