Greetings from Biola University and Talbot School of Theology! Thank you for your interest in our Ph.D. and Ed.D. programs in Educational Studies. I hope that you will be able to find answers to your questions at this website. These programs are not just opportunities to gain an academic degree. They will help you focus on the development of good theory and practice for educational leadership, giving you the critical thinking tools to improve Christian education practice where you serve. We encourage you to consider these opportunities for your growth and development as you seek God's greater purpose for your life.
Kevin E. Lawson
Director, Ph.D. and Ed.D programs in Educational Studies
Christian Higher Education Leadership (View PDF). For current and developing leaders and administrators in Christian higher education roles, we offer both residential and modified-residential Ph.D. and Ed.D. programs, allowing them to continue in leadership where they are while pursuing their doctoral studies with us.
Teaching Foundations and Christian Formation (View PDF). This concentration addresses methods for promoting spiritual growth and transformation in education and strengthening educational and ministry efforts with children, youth, college students, adults, within church, school/college, and family contexts.
Christian Education Journal (CEJ)
CEJ is a leading evangelical journal in the field of Christian education that is edited and published by the faculty in the doctoral programs in Educational Studies at Talbot. It represents a cooperative effort between Talbot School of Theology and the North American Professors of Christian Education. Each issue involves the contributions of over 60 people from across the U.S. and other countries.
For more information, visit the CEJ website.
Talbot, as a school of Biola University, is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Talbot is a member of the Association of Theological Schools, the internationally recognized accrediting body of seminaries and schools of divinity.