Doctor of Philosophy (TTDE)

TTDE 801 - Philosophical Issues in Educational StudiesCredits 3

An advanced course in which students examine philosophical issues relevant to educational studies from a Christian worldview perspective. Emphasis is placed on enhancing critical thinking about educational issues primarily through the preparation of several critical book reviews suitable for publication.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Talbot School of Theology; and Post Masters Level or Doctoral Level.

TTDE 803 - Theories of Teaching and LearningCredits 3

This course provides an advanced study of the processes of Christian formation, learning, and teaching. Course explores the interrelationship of knowledge, faith, intellect, personality, morality, and culture as it relates to the process of Christian sanctification. Provides theological and theoretical knowledge about human nature and learning and implications for teaching efforts to promote Christian formation.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Talbot School of Theology; and Post Masters Level or Doctoral Level.

TTDE 804 - Theories of Leadership and Administration in Christian Higher EducationCredits 3

This course provides an orientation to key issues and theories of leadership and administration as they relate to higher education settings, and explores issues related to the person of the leader in Christian higher education.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Talbot School of Theology; and Post Masters Level or Doctoral Level.

TTDE 805 - Transformative TeachingCredits 3

Examination of teaching processes as they relate to particular types of learning, growth, and change. Topics may include teaching for critical thinking, creative thinking, transformative learning, affective change, and sustained habits that flow from genuine change/growth of the person.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Talbot School of Theology; and Post Masters Level or Doctoral Level.

TTDE 806 - Theological Research and Integration for Educational StudiesCredits 3

An introduction to research method and relevant resources in biblical and theological studies to inform scholarly research of educational studies and ministry practice. Students pursue integrative work relevant to their research interests to prepare for dissertation studies.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Talbot School of Theology; and Post Masters Level or Doctoral Level.

TTDE 807 - Educational Research I: Descriptive Research and StatisticsCredits 3

Introductory study of educational research methods, research design and evaluation, and quantitative descriptive research and statistical analysis. Students learn skills for developing a literature review as part of a research proposal and gain an introduction to SPSS for statistical data analysis.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Talbot School of Theology; and Post Masters Level or Doctoral Level.

TTDE 811 - Introduction to Christian SpiritualityCredits 3

This course explores the means to developing a deep relationship with God. Based on scriptural teaching about knowing God, it is geared particularly for those preparing for or engaged in Christian ministry. Topics include barriers that hinder us and what spiritual disciplines and practices may be used to nurture a deeper friendship with God.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Talbot School of Theology; and Post Masters Level or Doctoral Level.

TTDE 812 - Character Formation and Personal RenewalCredits 3

An exploration of the formation of Christian character with implications for the practice of teaching and learning in local church, parachurch and higher education settings. Related topics include relevant aspects of sanctification, the indwelling Holy Spirit, traditional spiritual disciplines, ethical theories (especially virtues ethics), and personal habit formation.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Talbot School of Theology; and Post Masters Level or Doctoral Level.

TTDE 813 - Community and Friendship: Contexts for GrowthCredits 3

An inquiry regarding Christian community and mature relationships from theological and social science perspectives. Concepts to be studied include the Trinity, Jesus and community, friendship and intimacy, interpersonal relationships, accountability, conflict, forgiveness, forbearance, and peace-making.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Talbot School of Theology; and Post Masters Level or Doctoral Level.

TTDE 818 - Contemporary Leadership IssuesCredits 3

A critical examination of contemporary leadership issues, principles, and practices with particular emphasis upon their application in ministry and Christian higher education contexts.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Talbot School of Theology; and Post Masters Level or Doctoral Level.

TTDE 819 - 20th Century Christian Education ThoughtCredits 3

Examines the educational philosophies and theological perspectives of a variety of key Christian education leaders in the 20th century, the educational ministry approaches and practices they promoted, and their impact on the Church.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Talbot School of Theology; and Post Masters Level or Doctoral Level.

TTDE 820 - Selected Topics in Educational FoundationsCredits 1-3

Exploration of selected issues led by resident faculty or visiting professors.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Talbot School of Theology; and Post Masters Level or Doctoral Level.

TTDE 822 - Jesus, the Master TeacherCredits 3

Detailed analysis of what Jesus taught and how he taught based on an exegetical study of various teaching episodes in the gospels (competence in exegetical skills and knowledge of TTNT Greek is helpful).
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Talbot School of Theology; and Post Masters Level or Doctoral Level.

TTDE 823 - Habits of the Excellent TeacherCredits 3

Pursues the question, "What constitutes excellence in the teacher and in teaching?" The course involves analyzing case studies of outstanding teachers.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Talbot School of Theology; and Post Masters Level or Doctoral Level.

TTDE 826 - Studies in the History of EducationCredits 3

Investigation of great teachers, great educational ideas or great educational systems in the history of education and the teaching ministry of the Church. A particular historical period may be treated or themes across historical periods. Note(s): May be taken multiple times for credit.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Talbot School of Theology; and Post Masters Level or Doctoral Level.

TTDE 827 - Contemporary Christian Education TheoryCredits 3

An exploration and evaluation of recent Christian education writings representing a variety of educational philosophies and theological perspectives. Looks at the current state of Christian education theory and how it is impacting educational ministry in the Church.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Talbot School of Theology; and Post Masters Level or Doctoral Level.

TTDE 831 - Administration of Christian Higher EducationCredits 3

Exploration of major responsibilities in the administration of higher education with a view to broaden the student's awareness of the complexities involved in educational leadership. Emphasis is given to a discussion of the departments of faculty, shared government issues, student affairs, advancement, legal affairs, library, and support services.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Talbot School of Theology; and Post Masters Level or Doctoral Level.

TTDE 836 - Current Trends in American Higher EducationCredits 3

An examination of critical issues facing North American universities and discussion of the acquisition of viable premising data, relevant strategic planning issues, and future programmatic designs.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Talbot School of Theology; and Post Masters Level or Doctoral Level.

TTDE 841 - Team Development and LeadershipCredits 3

Exploration of the dynamics of effective work teams, the development, maintenance and benefits of leadership teams in educational ministry settings. Includes a focus on team assignment, strategies for team development, beneficial leadership practices, and the application of team strategies to various local and cross-cultural ministry settings.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Talbot School of Theology; and Post Masters Level or Doctoral Level.

TTDE 842 - Volunteerism: Issues in Development and SupervisionCredits 3

An advanced study of volunteer management principles and practices within various local and cross-cultural ministry and non-profit settings. Examines a theological rationale for the role of volunteers in ministry and religious non-profit organizations, including key issues influencing volunteer motivation, recruitment, equipping, support, and supervision to enhance the experience and effectiveness of volunteers in ministry.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Talbot School of Theology; and Post Masters Level or Doctoral Level.

TTDE 843 - Change, Power and Conflict ManagementCredits 3

An analysis of the change process, the role of power and authority in the development of conflict due to change. Approaches to conflict management are considered.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Talbot School of Theology; and Post Masters Level or Doctoral Level.

TTDE 844 - Contemporary Issues in Non-profit ManagementCredits 3

Designed to change its substantive focus each year, this seminar deals with non-profit management and policy issues of current or continuing interest. Special focus is given to the dynamic nature of leadership and its relationship to social institutional contextualization.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Talbot School of Theology; and Post Masters Level or Doctoral Level.

TTDE 845 - Selected Topics in Educational Leadership and AdministrationCredits 1-3

Exploration of selected issues led by resident faculty or visiting professors.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Talbot School of Theology; and Post Masters Level or Doctoral Level.

TTDE 851 - Curricular Materials Design and DevelopmentCredits 3

An advanced study of the rationale for, and guiding principles of, curriculum design and development. Foundational course focusing on the theoretical underpinnings and issues related to curriculum design and development, equipping students to make informed decisions about curriculum selection, organization, and effective implementation in a church, parachurch, or academic setting.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Talbot School of Theology; and Post Masters Level or Doctoral Level.

TTDE 854 - Effective Teaching ResearchCredits 3

An introduction to and examination of current research on effective teaching as it relates to the objectives and ministry models of Christian education. The emphasis will be on evaluating, synthesizing and applying major research findings to the unique purposes and contexts of the Church's educational efforts, including local church and parachurch ministries, Christian schools, cross-cultural ministries and higher education.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Talbot School of Theology; and Post Masters Level or Doctoral Level.

TTDE 855 - Selected Topics in Curriculum Theory and TeachingCredits 1-3

Follow-up applied component to accompany the more theoretical foundation of TTDE 851. In a supervised writing lab format, students develop a comprehensive curriculum project of choice.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Talbot School of Theology; and Post Masters Level or Doctoral Level.

TTDE 857 - Foundations of Christian Higher EducationCredits 3

This course provides an introduction to the history, philosophy, and theology of Christian higher education, examining models and approaches for formal higher education models and explores implications for leadership of these institutions and efforts.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Post Masters Level or Doctoral Level.

TTDE 859 - Student Spiritual Formation and Development in Christian Higher EducationCredits 3

Christian higher education promotes both academic learning and the spiritual growth and development of students. Course examines approaches to this effort, both through curricular and co-curricular models, providing an opportunity for students to examine how these models can work together to help Christian colleges and seminaries accomplish their mission.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Talbot School of Theology; and Post Masters Level or Doctoral Level.

TTDE 865 - Selected Topics in Human Development and LearningCredits 1-3

Exploration of selected issues led by resident faculty or visiting professors.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Talbot School of Theology; and Post Masters Level or Doctoral Level.

TTDE 866 - Educational Research II: Inferential Research and StatisticsCredits 3

Addresses inferential research and data analysis. Students continue to develop skill in literature review work. Covers causal-comparative, correlational, and experimental research methods, and provides further training in SPSS for inferential statistical analysis.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Talbot School of Theology; and Post Masters Level or Doctoral Level.

TTDE 867 - Educational Research III: Qualitative ResearchCredits 3

An introductory course on qualitative research design, data collection, and analysis methods, emphasizing rigorous quality control with a focus on educational settings, both formal and non-formal.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Talbot School of Theology; and Post Masters Level or Doctoral Level.
Fees: $60.

TTDE 868 - Educational Research IV: Interviewing and Focus GroupsCredits 3

An advanced hands-on field research course in qualitative data collection methods and descriptive data analysis techniques. The course provides an opportunity to gain experience and confidence in qualitative field research.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Talbot School of Theology; and Post Masters Level or Doctoral Level.
Fees: $60.

TTDE 872 - Strategies of Personal Leadership DevelopmentCredits 3

Designed to help students in positions of leadership in Christian higher education institutions, churches, and nonprofit organizations by exploring personal, spiritual and professional areas of needed growth for the purpose of becoming mature and effective leaders. Attention is also given to strategies for identifying those with leadership potential and for directing their development through mentoring and other leadership practices.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Talbot School of Theology; and Post Masters Level or Doctoral Level.

TTDE 873 - Faculty Development in Christian Higher EducationCredits 3

A study of faculty development efforts in higher education. Explores issues and approaches for helping faculty develop as teachers, scholars, and mentors in a Christian higher education context.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Talbot School of Theology; and Post Masters Level or Doctoral Level.

TTDE 875 - Selected Topics in Educational ResearchCredits 1-3

Exploration of selected issues led by resident faculty or visiting professors.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Talbot School of Theology; and Post Masters Level or Doctoral Level.

TTDE 876 - Theological Foundations and Issues in Christian EducationCredits 3

A study of key theological issues foundational to our development of the conception and practice of educational ministry and an exploration of perspectives on those issues, both evangelical and non-evangelical in nature. Students develop their own positions on these issues and educational implications for formal and/or non-formal education settings.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Talbot School of Theology; and Post Masters Level or Doctoral Level.

TTDE 877 - Candidacy Exam CapstoneCredits 3

A seminar serving as a capstone to the coursework phase of the Ph.D. and Ed.D. programs in educational studies, and a structure for completion of the final items of the required Candidacy Exam Portfolio, including an action research project related to the student's dissertation interests. Enrollment in this course constitutes full-time student status.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Post Masters Level or Doctoral Level.

TTDE 880 - Directed ResearchCredits 1-4

Students develop their own field research proposals or work with faculty on existing research projects to help them develop greater skill in research practice. Note(s): Requires a well-crafted learning contract approved by a faculty member and the program director. May be taken multiple times for credit.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be PhD in Educational Studies (TEDR) or Educational Studies (TEDE); and Post Masters Level or Doctoral Level.

TTDE 881 - Directed ReadingsCredits 1-4

Students focus readings on topics related to the focus of the doctoral program. Note(s): Available by request contingent on faculty availability. Requires a well-crafted learning contract approved by a faculty member and the program director. May be taken multiple times for credit.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be PhD in Educational Studies (TEDR) or Educational Studies (TEDE); and Post Masters Level or Doctoral Level.

TTDE 883 - Selected Topics in Christian Spiritual FormationCredits 1-3

Exploration of selected issues led by resident faculty or visiting professors.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Talbot School of Theology; and Post Masters Level or Doctoral Level.

TTDE 884 - Doctoral InternshipCredits 1-3

An opportunity to implement educational theory into practice in an applied setting. Students may emphasize educational leadership or teaching or both. A detailed Growth Contract must be developed and approved by the supervising faculty member, field supervisor, and student; the contract must be filed in the doctoral program office prior to receiving a registration signature for the course. Evaluation of the experience will be based on a portfolio of documents, etc., developed by the student during the internship term, as well as formative and summative written evaluations submitted by the field supervisor and additional persons identified from the ministry context. Note(s): A minimum of three credits is required for all students. May be taken for a total of 6 credits.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be PhD in Educational Studies (TEDR) or Educational Studies (TEDE); and Post Masters Level or Doctoral Level.

TTDE 891 - DissertationCredits 3

Students may enroll in TTDE 891 for fall and spring terms for up to three terms (Ed.D. students) or five terms (Ph.D. students), during which they are considered full-time students. A student must register for at least two terms of TTDE 891 and must be enrolled in TTDE 891, TTDE 895, or TTDE 896 the semester of graduation.
Grade Mode: C.
Restrictions: Must be PhD in Educational Studies (TEDR) or Educational Studies (TEDE); and Post Masters Level or Doctoral Level.

TTDE 892 - Program ExtensionCredits 0

Students enrolled in TTDE 895 Dissertation Extension will also be enrolled in TTDE 892 Program Extension upon the approval of the Doctoral Program committee.
Grade Mode: C.
Corequisites: TTDE 895.
Restrictions: Must be PhD in Educational Studies (TEDR) or Educational Studies (TEDE); and Post Masters Level or Doctoral Level.
Fees: $100.

TTDE 895 - Dissertation ExtensionCredits 3

If a student has not successfully defended his/her dissertation within three terms (Ed.D.) or five terms (Ph.D.) of TTDE 891, upon approval of an extension from the Doctoral Program Committee, the student must enroll in TTDE 895 until the dissertation is successfully defended and the student graduates. However, if a student successfully defends his/her dissertation (pass, minor revision) but needs an additional semester to complete the final editing, he/she should enroll in TTDE 896 for that final semester. In both cases, the student is considered less than half-time.
Grade Mode: C.
Corequisites: TTDE 892.
Restrictions: Must be PhD in Educational Studies (TEDR) or Educational Studies (TEDE); and Post Masters Level or Doctoral Level.

TTDE 896 - Dissertation Final EditingCredit 1

Following the successful final defense of the dissertation and final substantive revisions, a student may register for TTDE 896 instead of TTDE 891 or 895 to complete the final editing process. Approval from the dissertation committee chair is required for enrollment. Students enrolled in this course are not considered full-time. Available for one semester only.
Grade Mode: C.
Restrictions: Must be Post Masters Level or Doctoral Level.

TTDE 897 - Leave of AbsenceCredits 0

For students who have been granted an official leave of absence from the doctoral program.
Grade Mode: C.
Restrictions: Must be PhD in Educational Studies (TEDR) or Educational Studies (TEDE); and Post Masters Level or Doctoral Level.
Fees: A fee equivalent to one credit of tuition is normally charged.