PhD Teaching Certificate
The Garrett-Evangelical PhD program offers the opportunity for students earn a PhD teaching certificate. Through teaching seminars and workings, teaching assistant (TA) experiences, and TA case conferences, the PhD teaching certificate program equips PhD students to:
- Be reflective practitioners in the scholarship and practice of teaching
- Become a partner with other students in reflecting on and supporting colleagues as teachers
- Reflect critically on teaching philosophies and practices
- Foster relationships that will support and sustain participants over the year of the workshop and beyond
- Fashion unique identities as teachers
- Understand and navigate institutional cultures
- Prepare a teaching portfolio in anticipation of future employment in college or theological school
Graduates of this program will be able to:
- Demonstrate an advanced knowledge of broad areas of their respective disciplines—primary sources, secondary sources, methods, and intellectual foundations
- Demonstrate the ability to plan and conduct research and make contributions to their field
- Develop research skills to carry into their future work as scholars
- Demonstrate skills in oral and written communication to present and publish work in their field
- Demonstrate competence in teaching their discipline in a designated course on pedagogy and through practical experience as teaching assistants
- Demonstrate, through service in academy, church, and seminaries, the value of their discipline to the academy and community at large
Meet Our PhD Students
Meet a Graduate
Dr. Bernard Wong
Assistant Professor of Theological Studies, China Graduate School of Theology
Dr. Bernard Wong is a 2015 graduate of Garrett-Evangelical with a specialization in Christian ethics. Since graduation he has been serving as Assistant Professor of Theological Studies at China Graduate School of Theology in Hong Kong. It was the scholarship of Garrett-Evangelical professor Dr. Brent Waters that initially attracted him to the Garrett-Evangelical PhD program. Dr. Waters’ publications on subjects ranging from the modern family to issues posed by technology appealed to Dr. Wong’s own breadth of moral concerns. At Garrett-Evangelical Dr. Wong learned how to relate moral insight to concrete human situations. “The diverse faculty and student body,” he says, “showed me how the Christian faith can be contextualized in various social locations.” This has proven especially valuable as Dr. Wong seeks to do theology in Hong Kong, a diverse and growing city in the midst of political change. Dr. Wong wants to help the church respond to these changes “with a robust political theology.” At the same time, he is examining how the rapid growth of modern technology in Hong Kong is affecting human life in the city. “People are generally unaware,” he observes, “of how we've been formed by technology” and “how modern technology affects our moral decisions.” In his teaching and writing, Dr. Wong is seeking to help Christians think through the role of technology in their lives.
- PhD, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
- MDiv, China Graduate School of Theology
- MS in Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- BA in Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
A Few of Wong's Publications
“Unity of the Church in Times of Social Conflict.” In Reconciliation, ed. John Lui, 120-130. Hong Kong: Breakthrough, 2016.
“Anger of the Children of Peace,” Christian Times 1489 (February 17 2016).
“和平之子的憤怒,” 時代論壇, 17 Feb 2016.
“Ten Years: Isolation and Despair,” Christian Times, 1489 (January 29, 2016).
“《十年》:隔絕與絕望,” 時代論壇, 29 Jan 2016.
“Hope and The Lord of the Rings,” Christian Times 1489 (January 20, 2016).
“從《魔戒》看盼望,” 時代論壇, 20 Jan 2016.
“Hong Kong University, TSA, and the Church as an ‘Alternative Community’,” Christian Times 1477 (December 17, 2015).
“港大、TSA,與教會「另類群體」,” 時代論壇 1477 期, 17 Dec 2015.
“Imprecatory Psalms and the Culture of Cursing,” Christian Times 1473 (November 19, 2015).
“咒詛詩與粗口文化,” 時代論壇 1473 期, 19 Nov 2015.