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Leadership Standards

Leadership Standards

 Keeping with our mission statement and educational philosophy, the following values provide a framework for the student’s educational experience and for assessing student progress:

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Our Purpose

Our Purpose

 Dale Kietzman School of Theology is committed to helping students progress to a top position in their chosen profession through world-class training, while learning to correctly handle the Word of God, and to confront their challenges and opportunities with a Christian worldview.

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Our Educational Goals

Our Educational Goals

Keeping with our mission, our intent is to graduate students who have developed a biblical worldview that enables them to be productive in all areas of life.

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Our Education Philosophy

Our Education Philosophy

 Education at Dale Kietzman School of Theology is founded upon five basic principles:

 

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Licensure

Dale Kietzman School of Theology is registered with the California Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) for the purpose of offering its educational programs.

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Academic Programs

Our programs are offered as distance education.  

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Distinctives of Adult Education

The DKST academic program is designed for adults engaged in their profession, including those who have had no training beyond high school.

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In keeping with our mission statement and educational philosophy, the following values provide a framework for the student’s educational experience and for assessing student progress:                                                                                                          

 

  • Christian Character. This value emphasizes the need for students to cultivate a maturing Christian lifestyle and worldview. Such growth, maturity and character formation for students encompass all aspects of life including the intellectual, social and physical habits of fitness and wellbeing.
  • Biblical Literacy. This value emphasizes the educational importance of a foundational knowledge of Bible and theology as well as the methodology and skills for thoughtful analysis, interpretation and application of Scripture.
  • Christian Worldview. This value stresses the educational importance of the thoughtful integration of biblical truth by students into the totality of life experience and learning. Thus, biblical truth is not only a part but also a condition of general knowledge. Students are encouraged to develop a coherent view of contemporary issues from a biblical perspective.
  • Effective Vocational Skills. Students must meet the requirements for effective service in their vocational pursuit, through study in organized fields of learning and practical experience. This value presupposes the vocational and avocational application of the students’ classroom experience and internships to areas of community development, training of others, and management of ongoing enterprises. Likewise, this value anticipates a commitment to vocational currency, continuing education and lifelong learning.
  • Analytical and Creative Thinking. Students need to develop skills in critical and analytical thinking and to value the unity of truth. This value also presupposes the development of problem-solving techniques and research methodology, as well as ways of expressing ideas clearly, logically, thoughtfully and persuasively through aesthetic, oral and written forms.
  • Personal and Group Relationships. Students should grow in the area of understanding others and to become responsible, compassionate and productive participants in society. This value presupposes service to society, family and the church through personal example, leadership and organizational skills.
  • Social and Cultural Sensitivity. Students are encouraged to foster an understanding of both national and international cultures and to develop an appreciation for the richness and interdependence of multicultural communities. This anticipates a respect by students for the dignity of each person as a unique image-bearer of God.