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SNU to Offer an Online Doctorate Summer 2020

This summer, Southern Nazarene University's Doctor of Education in Administration and Leadership will launch its fourth cohort - only this one will be ONLINE.  This  online program will mirror the same format as the face to face program with an embedded dissertation to be completed by the end of the 32 month program. Research courses support the development of the dissertation along with meaningful and relevant content courses throughout the program.  Each cohort will have the benefit of a dissertation director that will work with all learners throughout their programs of study.  Courses such as Strategic Planning, Visionary Leadership, and Collaboration and Team Building enhance the learning and professional development of educators, business professionals, public service officials and many others as they reach for their goals in a terminal degree.
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Using Education to Turn Your Passion Into a Business

Adults return to college to earn an MBA for a variety of reasons. Some want to fulfill a lifelong goal and finish what they started, others want to show their children the importance of education, and more yet begin their degrees with a specific goal in mind. Some, like SNU student Dorsey Ramsey, may have a business idea they would like to bring to fruition but need the practical skillset to make it successful.

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Why Adult Students Thrive at SNU-Tulsa

There are many reasons why students struggle in college when enrolling soon after high school. They may encounter financial struggles, have family changes, not know what they want to do for the rest of their lives, or just not find joy in the traditional college experience. There are also many reasons why students return to college later in life. They likely have careers they want to further, families they want to support, and goals they want to reach

SNU-Tulsa students have thrived academically and professionally, thanks to a unique model designed specifically for adults returning to college. Keep reading to discover why adults are graduating from SNU-Tulsa and reaching their goals.

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Live to Give with Special Education

Joining the family business is less about continuing a service and more about fulfilling a calling for SNU student Ashley Talburt, who is working toward her M.A. Administration of Special Education.

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SNU Brings Criminal Justice Program to Tulsa and Online

Part of SNU’s push to make graduating with a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree possible for adult students is to offer programs both in person and online. The latest option to become available at SNU is Criminal Justice, which will be offered concurrently at SNU-Tulsa and completely online.

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From Tragedy to Triumph

This August, Twyler Earl sat in the first class of her Doctor of Education in Administration and Leadership class. Only a year prior, she didn’t know if she’d make it through the night.

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A Day in the Life of an Online Student

There are plenty of reasons why someone might want to earn their degree online--convenience, the ability to study anywhere, time-constraints, and more. For Jordan Hernandez, it was to complete his education while pursuing a life-changing career opportunity.

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Setbacks to Stepping Stones

Nikki Buckelew is an entrepreneur at heart with the desire to serve others through business. That led her to earn her real estate license as a twenty-one-year-old mother and work for several years helping people buy and sell homes. But sometimes, life calls for different needs in different seasons. As a young, newly divorced mother, Nikki knew she needed a job with a stable income to support her family. 

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Family Activities at SNU

Getting involved on campus looks different for adult students than those fresh out of high school, but that doesn’t mean it is impossible! These are some free and low-cost ways you can get your entire family involved on campus!

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Answering God's Call to Exercise Science

Erin Wright was happily a Physical Education teacher at Bethany and was contented raising her daughters. Life changed, however, when God began tugging her heart in a new, unexpected direction.

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