“[Adult education is] a co-operative venture in non-authoritarian, informal learning the chief purpose of which is to discover the meaning of experience; a quest of the mind which digs down to the roots of the preconceptions which formulate our conduct; a technique of learning for adults which makes education coterminous with life, and hence elevates living itself to the level of an experiment.” —Eduard Lindeman, (1925) What is Adult Education?
The Ph.D. in Adult Learning and Leadership is a minimum 90-credit hour, post baccalaureate program designed to prepare scholars who are committed to a career with responsibilities and requirements associated with college/university faculty membership and/or interest in the development of knowledge, theory, and research. With the approval of the supervisory committee, up to 30 graduate hours earned as part of the Master’s degree may be used to satisfy the degree requirements. All courses are three credit hours unless otherwise noted.
Doctor of Education in Adult Learning and Leadership:
The Ed.D. in Adult Learning and Leadership is comprised of 90 post-baccalaureate, graduate credit hours. With approval of the supervisory committee, up to 30 graduate credit hours from the master’s degree may be used to satisfy degree requirements. Students must pass dissertation proposal defense prior to becoming a candidate for the doctoral degree. All courses are three credit hours unless otherwise noted.