97 | COLUMBIA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY 2017-2018│COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
The time limit for completing the program is six years, from the student's first class to graduation. In extenuating
circumstances, a student may petition for additional time to complete the dissertation.
Although advisors assist students in planning their courses of study, it is the student’s responsibility to ensure that all
requirements for graduation have been met.
Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2 (on a 4.0 scale), with no grade below “B-” applicable to the degree.
(Transfer grades are not calculated in the cumulative GPA.)
Demonstrate competency on each of the program’s outcomes through satisfactory completion of courses, portfolio
requirements and the qualifying examination.
Complete and orally defend an approved dissertation that exhibits the student’s ability to do competent research,
think critically, and communicate effectively.
Course of Study (Foundation + Concentration)
Seminar in Core Values
Historical and Philosophical Perspectives on Education
Foundations for Curriculum, Pedagogy, and Andragogy
Teaching and Learning Theory
Biblical Leadership and Ethics
Organizational Team Building
Governance and Leadership in Educational Institutions
Introduction to Education Statistics
Advanced Education Statistics
Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research
Portfolio and Qualifying Examination Competencies
Doctoral Dissertation I
Doctoral Dissertation II
Doctoral Dissertation III
Doctoral Dissertation IV
Leading, Developing, and Evaluating Faculty
Strategic Planning and Organizational Assessment
Alternative Educational Delivery Systems
Educational Trends and the Law
Development and Finance in Educational Institutions
Note: Students accepted during a previous catalog year with a passing grade in EDU 9600 do not need to complete EDU
9615 Introduction to Education Statistics or EDU 9616 Advanced Education Statistics; however, the total number of
program hours (60) must still be completed.