- Program Outline
- Objectives & Purpose
- Tuition & Expenses
- How It Works
- Student Enrollment Agreement
Doctoral Program (PHD-CCC) Overview
The Doctor of Philosophy specializing in Christ-Centered Coaching, Leadership, and Change is an accelerated degree program offering professional instruction that prepares students for a lifetime of service in their calling and career in ministry, personal, or spiritual transformation. This program offers organized postsecondary instruction in approved subjects that lead to an academic, professional, or vocational degree certificate in:
- Executive Coaching to Pastors and Faith-based Leaders;
- Leadership in Faith-based Religious Organizations;
- Faith-based teaching on Philosophy and Religious Instruction – Post-secondary;
- Faith-based Life Coaching or Counseling not elsewhere specified.
Program Degree Requirements
The Doctor of Philosophy Degree specializing in Christ-Centered Coaching, Leadership, and Change requires completion of 8 Core Courses Lectures and 8 hours of labs, plus 15 hours of Dissertation research or Doctoral capstone project for a total of 103 to 111 program contact hours as shown in the Program Course Outline.
Type of Degree Awarded: Doctor’s of Philosophy Degree – Specializing in Christ-Centered Coaching, Leadership, and Change
Program Course Outline
Complete Listing of Subjects
|SUBJECT #||SUBJECT TITLE||
COURSE TIME HOURS
|PHD 510||CHRIST-CENTERED LEADERS & PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS||10 / 2 / 0 / 12|
|PHD 520||DYNAMICS OF CHRIST-CENTERED COACHING||10 / 2 / 0 / 12|
|PHD 530||TRANSFORMATIVE COACHING||10 / 2 / 0 / 12|
|PHD 540||BUILDING BLUEPRINTS FOR COACHING IN MINISTRIES||10 / 2 / 0 / 12|
|PHD 550||MULTIPLYING IMPACT HEALING HUMANITY||10 / 2 / 0 / 12|
|PHD 560||TRANSFORMING CONGREGATIONS INTO COMMUNITIES||10 / 2 / 0 / 12|
|PHD 570||COACHING COMMUNITIES TO GOD’S WORD||10 / 2 / 0 / 12|
|PHD 580||COACHING TO BUILD GOD’S CHURCH||10 / 2 / 0 / 12|
|PHD 800||DOCTORAL DISSERTATION/DOCTORAL CAPSTONE PROJECT||0/ 15/ 0 /15|
|MAXIMUM COURSE TIME HOURS FOR PROGRAM COMPLETION||80/31/0/111|
|MINIMUM COURSE TIME HOURS FOR PROGRAM COMPLETION||80/23/0/103|
ESTIMATED LENGTH OF TIME IN MONTHS FOR COMPLETION OF THE PROGRAM:
- Minimum # of months: 9 to 12 self-paced
- Suggested # of months: 12 to 24
- Maximum # of months: 36
- Students are encouraged to follow the assignment timing guidelines outlined in the policy on Progress Standards and Academic Probation.
- Minimum # of course labs required is 4 labs equal to 8 contact hours; plus 15 hours of dissertation.
Program Objectives & Purpose
The ELTU Doctor of Philosophy degree program is designed to offer coaching practice-oriented content leading to an advanced degree in Christ-Centered Coaching, Leadership, and Change. The program identifies and teaches competencies that support advancements in the field of Coaching in a spiritual, faith-based, or ministerial capacity. Graduates of the doctoral degree program demonstrate the ability to conduct, interpret, and apply the results of appropriate coaching research. Adequate oversight and advising are provided through all phases of the doctoral program, including required fieldwork.
The program requires a total of 111 graduate course time hours, inclusive of: 80 hours of core coursework lectures, up to 16 hours of live coaching labs as fieldwork (a minimum of 8 hours of coaching labs are required), plus a final dissertation research paper or doctoral capstone project consisting of 15 hours. The doctoral degree program is designed to be self-paced and completed in no fewer than 12 months and no more than 36 months from the date of initial enrollment at ELT. At a minimal, students are encouraged to follow the assignment timing guidelines as outlined in the policy on Progress Standards and Academic Probation.
Program Admission Requirements
The prospective doctoral candidate must hold an earned Master’s degree conferred by ELTU or an approved educational institution. Upon receipt of the application and consultation, a determination will be made concerning the prospective candidate’s eligibility. Due to the nature of the ELTU Doctoral program, transfer hours from another Doctoral program may not be acceptable for the ELTU Doctoral degree program.
Due to the specific nature of ELTU programs and services, ELTU will not provide prior credit for education, training, or experience provided by or obtained from institutions other than ELTU or ELTU alliances. Coach-specific programs may be considered on a case-by-case basis if the education or experience was provided by ELTU faculty while employed by ELTU or an ELTU alliance organization. The record of prior education form and request for prior ELTU credit must be submitted in advance with the ELTU Admissions Application to the ELTU School Director for approval of ELTU related prior credits. Otherwise, no credit for prior education or training is granted by ELTU for any degree programs or certificate, and all students must complete the required number of ELTU courses specified for each program or certificate in order to fulfill their chosen ELTU program or certificate seminar series. (See policy: Credit for Previous Training and Experience)
Tuition & Expenses
Students will graduate from the program, earn the degree, receive a completion certificate or transcript when all fees are paid in full to the School’s Financial Office.
|PROGRAM AND COST|
|Program Name||DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY DEGREE IN CHRIST-CENTERED LEADERSHIP, COACHING, AND CHANGE|
|Program Length||103 Minimum Contact Hours||Date training is to begin|
|Course Type||☒ Program||☐ Seminar (single)||☐ Seminar (series)|
|Method of Delivery||Asynchronous|
|Max Time Allowed||24 months|
|Tuition**||$3,145||Add-on Optional Expenses|
|Registration Fee***||$100||Add-on Degree / Seminar Series||$ 2,000|
|Matriculation Fee||$1,288||Add-on Book Publishing Package||$ 2,400|
|Books**||$250||Third Degree Add-on w/ Discount||$ 1,800|
|**SAVE $$ STUDENT DISCOUNTS apply for tuition and fees paid in advance||Processing Fee ***||$150|
|**Tuition varies according to selected program or seminar. At ELTU, Tuition represents the cost of the ELTU course curricula only and does not include the cost of labor, textbooks, supplies, or any other associated or extra expenses. Textbooks may be purchased from ELTU separately or from your favorite book dealer or www.Amazon.com. Students are responsible for the cost of their own Internet provider service, computer equipment, email, etc. which are needed to access and complete ELTU courses and programs. Any cost shown for book fees or supplies are estimates only based on current cost and subject to change.|
|TOTAL PROGRAM COST:||$4,683||TOTAL IF PAID IN ADVANCE:||$4,283|
|METHOD OF PAYMENT|
|PAYMENT PLAN A||PAYMENT PLAN B||PAYMENT PLAN C||ADVANCED PAYMENT MINUS $250 INITIAL FEES PAID||ADVANCED PAYMENT OF TUITION ONLY|
|12 Monthly Installments with No Interest*||24 Monthly Installments with No Interest*||36 Monthly Installments with No Interest*||$4,033||$2,845|
|$369||$185||SAVINGS AMOUNT:||SAVINGS AMOUNT:|
|Monthly plus the student’s chosen optional Add-on package(s).||Monthly plus the student’s chosen optional Add-on package(s).||Monthly plus the student’s chosen optional Add-on package(s).||No remaining fees if Tuition & Expenses paid in advance.||Matriculation Fees to be paid via 12 monthly installments with No Interest.|
|We accept all payments online via bank account drafts, credit, or debit cards. *Installments will be setup on automatic recurring payments on the ELTU website for electronic processing. Students may elect to set up Automatic Bill Pay, Auto Credit or Auto Debit Card Payments, with their bank or other Auto recurring electronic provider. Fees shown with three asterisks *** such as Processing Fee and Registration Fee are required at the time of Admission’s Application for processing, and are therefore non-refundable unless the Student’s Admissions Application is not approved.|
|Any holder of this consumer credit contract is subject to all claims and defenses which the debtor could assert against the seller of goods or services obtained pursuant hereto or with the proceeds hereof. Recovery hereunder by the debtor shall not exceed the amounts paid by the debtor hereunder.|
|The payment plans shown under Method of Payment do not include Student selected optional Add-on Packages. Voluntary Add-on fees will be calculated and added to the plan if and when the student chooses an optional Add-on Package. ELTU Inaugural Scholarship Recipients receive a Waiver of Tuition Form after submitting the Student Enrollment Agreement and receiving Scholarship approval.|
|A full refund will be made to any student who cancels the enrollment contract within 72 hours (until midnight of the third day excluding Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays) after the enrollment contact is approved.|
How it Works
Step 1: Login to ELTU Student Portal.
Step 2: Search and Download Course Syllabus materials.
Step 3: Post once weekly to Instructor’s Discussion Forum.
Step 4: Journal Lesson Summary from textbook reading and intimate time with God.
Step 5: Turn in Coaching Lab or other assignment from course outline.
Step 6: Receive Written Feedback and Grade from Course Instructor.
Step 7: Repeat above steps for Each Course in the Program Outline, including Dissertation.
Step 8: Work on Doctoral Dissertation can be done throughout the program as described above or at end. Submit Doctoral Dissertation/Project when finished.
Step 9: Receive passing dissertation evaluation from committee.
Step 10: Receive Graduation Eligibility Letter from ELTU Enrollment Office.
Start in any month. You will complete one course at a time in sequential order as shown in the Program Outline for your desired program degree, certificate, or seminar. Students are able to work at their own pace as long as they complete – one course approximately every 4 to 11 weeks.
The below is an example for illustrative purposes only of one way a student may choose to do the PhD in Christ-Centered Coaching program. The ELTU Admissions Office will work with the student upon enrollment to assist the student in determining his/her own customized Student Advisory Roadmap. The Student Advisory Roadmap is designed to be a suggested guide to help students complete the program satisfactorily within their desired timeframe. Each Student Advisory Roadmap varies depending on the student’s goal and timeline for program completion. The Student Advisory Roadmap, the Instructor’s Syllabus, and the University’s policies on Progress Standards are all meant to be used together to help the student complete his/her chosen program successfully. (See Progress Standards and Academic Probation)
Students May Start in Any Month
|SAMPLE – STUDENT ADVISORY ROADMAP|
|JAN||CHRIST-CENTERED LEADERS & PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS|
|FEB||THE DYNAMICS OF CHRIST-CENTERED COACHING|
|APR||BUILDING BLUEPRINTS FOR COACHING IN MINISTRIES|
|MAY||MULTIPLYING IMPACT HEALING HUMANITY|
|JUN||TRANSFORMING CONGREGATIONS INTO COMMUNITIES|
|JUL||COACHING COMMUNITIES TO GOD’S WORD|
|AUG||COACHING TO BUILD GOD’S CHURCH|
|SEP||DOCTORAL DISSERTATION/CAPSTONE PROJECT|
|OCT||DOCTORAL DISSERTATION/CAPSTONE PROJECT – continued|
|NOV||DOCTORAL DISSERTATION/CAPSTONE PROJECT – continued|
|DEC||DOCTORAL DISSERTATION/CAPSTONE PROJECT – continued|
|JAN||DOCTORAL DISSERTATION/CAPSTONE PROJECT – continued|
|FEB||DOCTORAL DISSERTATION/CAPSTONE PROJECT – continued|
The Core Courses Lectures typically consists of one textbook or a combination of textbook readings, videos, podcasts, and/or workbooks. The Core Courses listed also typically require a course paper to be submitted using the required textbook designated for the course as shown in the Course Catalog and Course Syllabus. Textbooks may be ordered via Amazon or any major online bookstore. Although all textbooks may be ordered simultaneously, assignments must be submitted one at a time in the order of the courses listed in the Program Course Outline for grading and feedback purposes.
In order to pass the course, upon reading the textbook for each Core Course Reading Lecture, you will write a 5 to 10-page summary describing what you read. Unless otherwise instructed, you may only use the specified textbook authorized in the Program Course Catalog for each Course. You will submit the written course paper for a grade. Your course paper should reflect at least a paragraph for each chapter in the book. No less than 5 pages and no more than 10 pages of written material will be accepted for the course paper. In your course paper, you must cite the page number like this (page XX) referring to the page number from where you have drawn your conclusions or remarks in your paper. Your instructor will refer to the Grading Rubric shown in this manual to determine your grade for each course, so be sure to review the Grading Rubric so that you will have an idea of what is expected for each grade.
All students in the program will do a weekly check-in by participating in the Live Group Discussion Forum Online or Posted Discussion Forum Online. The student will continue this weekly check-in process for the duration of the program using the instructions found in the Class Syllabus. If a student has missed four weekly Discussion Forum check-ins or has not been consistent with Live Group Discussion Forum Online or Posted Discussion Forum Online, the Instructor may recommend that the student be withdrawn from the program roster (see policy on Satisfactory Progress and Academic Probation).
When ready to submit each of your Course assignments or papers, student will submit each assignment/paper electronically one at a time via secured methods and instructions provided in the Course Syllabus. The student will receive a grade or feedback from the instructor after each completed assignment so that remarks can be considered for continued learning and completing future assignments. Refer to the Grading Rubric.
While completing each core course, the student will complete two 1-hour coaching labs for each Core Course in the Program Course listing. The coaching lab may focus on any topic raised by the person being coached; it does not have to be a topic in the course textbook. The student not the school is responsible for establishing the coaching relationship with a person being coached; this means the student will make himself/herself accessible in a coaching relationship to explore the coaching process for the benefit of the person being coached. Students will refer to the detailed instructions below to see the coaching lab requirements for each course.
Student will put together two 1-hour live coaching sessions recorded with permission for each Course as shown in the Complete Listing of Subjects. The student must submit at least 2 coaching labs for any one core course and a minimum of (8) labs is required for the entire program; the student may choose to complete all of the core course coaching labs depending on his/her outcome goals. After recording the coaching session with the permission of the person being coached, the student will submit an audio recording for performance evaluation purposes and continuous improvement. Coaching Lab should be a coaching session engagement with any individual who is not already a coach (unless the person is a regular client of the student). The coaching lab may be a paid or pro-bono coaching session. Coaching labs enable the student to practice learned techniques and identify strengths and weaknesses, highlight areas for improvement, and track and monitor coaching performance. The labs become a source of motivation and reward for the student to use as a tool to assist in planning their development and growth. Permission must be granted in the recorded session by the individual being coached to use the coaching session. Students will keep a copy of the coaching lab recording file for their records and submit one file for their coaching lab evaluation grade.
Lab File Guidelines
- In MP3, WMA or MP4 (audio) formats. Other formats will not be accepted. 95 megabytes or less for each file. Use a lower bit rate to decrease file size, if needed.
- Student will label the files with student’s name and a number, i.e., JoeSmith1.mp3.
- Providing a URL to download or stream audio recordings will not be accepted.
- A complete coaching session (unedited) lasting between 20 and 60 minutes. Those that exceed 60-minutes will not be scored.
- From an actual live coaching session between the student and a paid or pro-bono client. The individual being coached may not be a coach unless they are a regular client of the student’s practice.
- English language only is acceptable when coaching session is submitted for this course.
ELTU Instructors offer either a Live Group Discussion Forum Event or an ELTU Student Community Posted Discussion Forum Online. The Discussion Forum is the place for knowledge sharing with those who are enrolled at ELTU currently, or to hear from others who have been enrolled previously and have posted their experiences and comments in reply to the Instructor’s Questions covered in the Course Curriculum / Syllabus. These questions are typically regarding personal, professional, or spiritual transformation, leadership, coaching, change management, or any aspect of the given course or program. Where you see an icon labelled “Discussion Forum” or content labelled as such in your Class syllabus, your participation in the Discussion Forum is required and will be graded to successfully complete the program. Where indicated in your Syllabus, a student may attend a live Discussion Forum via ELTU events or ELTU live seminars offered in lieu of posting to the ELTU student community discussion board. If these live events are available, they will be posted to the ELTU student community discussion boards and listed on your syllabus. If a student has not attended either a Live Discussion Forum Event Seminar or Posted Discussion Forum Online to perform and complete the required weekly check-ins, the Instructor may recommend to the School Director that the student be withdrawn from the program (see policy on Satisfactory Progress and Academic Probation).
The doctoral degree requires a doctoral dissertation or doctoral capstone project involving original contributions to the field of Christ-Centered coaching, leadership, and/or change management study using applied research methods. The student’s planned or proposed dissertation or capstone project topic must be reviewed and approved by the School’s director in advance. The student will submit the topic to the instructor electronically using the form for Doctoral Dissertation Title / Doctoral Capstone Project Proposal Idea Submission. A dissertation or capstone project manual is provided online that includes guidelines on identifying, researching, writing, and presenting the selected topic. Dissertations or capstone projects are appropriately defended by the doctoral candidates before a doctoral committee via distance learning live video recording. A committee of appropriately credentialed doctoral leaders will receive and review the completed dissertation or capstone project. Doctoral degrees are awarded upon final approval by a majority of the doctoral committee.
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