Academics
Academics

Doctor of Ed. Ministry / Educational Leadership

VTS is proud to be one of the only Episcopal seminaries that offer the Doctor of Educational Ministry degree.

Launching in Summer 2017, this degree will parallel the D.Min in Educational Leadership to equip, strengthen, and deepen the ministry and leadership of Christ-centered educational professionals. The D.Ed.Min is for those in positions of significant service and leadership in religiously affiliated educational settings who do not possess an M.Div or equivalent in graduate theological education, but who have a Master’s degree in a field relevant to the course of study.

Core courses of study
Critical Methods in Biblical & Theological Study
Holistic Environments for Integrated Faith & Learning
History of Philosophy of Education in America
Sacred Texts in Education
Moral and Ethical Leadership
Governance and Mission
Theology and Psychology of Human Development
 
The course of study includes many of the integrative and elective components of the D.Min programs including case studies, an institutional study, interdisciplinary reading courses, and electives that cover relevant topics such as religious diversity, conflict and change, spiritual environment, and community engagement.

Campus residence schedule
Summer, year I: 3 weeks
Summer, year II: 3 weeks
Summer, year III: 3 weeks
Summer, year IV: 3 weeks
 
In preparation for the program, accepted students are expected to read the following books before the first residency:
  • The Practice of Adaptive Leadership, by Ronald Heifetz
  • A Failure of Nerve, by Edwin Friedman
  • Doing Local Theology, by Clemens Sedmak
  • Theologies of Religion, by Paul F. Knitter
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