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Curriculum

This program is offered as a Doctor of Philosophy (90 credit hours) and a Doctor of Education (94 credit hours). With the approval of the supervisory committee, up to 30 graduate credits earned as part of the master's degree may be used to satisfy the degree requirements. You will be required to attend two residential 3-credit-hour doctoral courses prior to completing your coursework. The residential courses can be in a week-long or multiple-weekend format.

Ph.D.

Required Academic Core Courses (18 credits)

(Students without a master's degree in adult learning and leadership must take these courses in addition to the 90 credit hours in the doctoral degree, as determined by the supervisory committee.)

  • EDACE 780 - Introduction to Adult Education (3 credits)
  • EDACE 790 - Characteristics of the Adult Learner (3 credits)
  • EDACE 818 - Social Foundations of Adult Education (3 credits)
  • EDACE 830 - Program Planning in Adult Education (3 credits)
  • EDACE 847 - Adult Learning and Motivation (3 credits)
  • EDCEP 816 - Research Methods (or an equivalent research methods course) (3 credits)

Required 900-Level Doctoral Courses (12 credits minimum)

  • EDACE 880 - Significant Literature (3 credits)
  • EDACE 916 - Foundations of Adult Education (3 credits)
  • EDACE 937 - Organization and Administration of Adult Education (3 credits)
  • EDACE 940 - Adult Development Theory (3 credits)
  • EDACE 986 - Scholarly Writing (3 credits)
  • EDACE 986 - The Dissertation Process (3 credits)

Required Research Courses (15 credits minimum)

  • EDCEP 817 - Statistical Methods in Education (3 credits)
  • EDCEP 917 - Experimental Design in Educational Research (3 credits)
  • EDLEA 838 - Qualitative Research in Education (3 credits)
  • EDLEA 938 - Advanced Data Analysis in Qualitative Research Methods (3 credits)
  • EDLEA 948 - Data Representation and Writing in Qualitative Research Methods (or an equivalent advanced quantitative/qualitative research course) (3 credits)

Elective Courses

  • Select electives appropriate to the area of emphasis that satisfy the minimum 90 credit hours for the program. Choose from electives with the EDACE prefix, additional quantitative or qualitative research courses or other disciplines.

Doctoral Research (12 credits minimum)

  • EDACE 999 - Doctoral Research

Ed.D.

Required Academic Core Courses (18 credits)

(Students without a master's degree in adult learning and leadership must take these courses in addition to the 94 credit hours in the doctoral degree, as determined by the supervisory committee.)

  • EDACE 780 - Introduction to Adult Education (3 credits)
  • EDACE 790 - Characteristics of the Adult Learner (3 credits)
  • EDACE 818 - Social Foundations of Adult Education (3 credits)
  • EDACE 830 - Program Planning in Adult Education (3 credits)
  • EDACE 847 - Adult Learning and Motivation (3 credits)
  • EDCEP 816 - Research Methods (or an equivalent research methods course) (3 credits)

Required 900-Level Doctoral Courses (12 credits minimum)

  • EDACE 880 - Significant Literature (3 credits)
  • EDACE 916 - Foundations of Adult Education (3 credits)
  • EDCI 910 - Multicultural Curriculum Programming (3 credits)
  • EDCEP 912 Psychological Bases of Educational Thought and Practice (3 credits)
  • EDACE 937 - Organization and Administration of Adult Education (3 credits)
  • EDACE 986 - Advanced Seminars in Adult Education (3 credits)

Required Research Courses (15 credits minimum)

  • EDCEP 817 - Statistical Methods in Education (3 credits)
  • EDCEP 917 - Experimental Design in Educational Research (3 credits)
  • EDLEA 838 - Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods (3 credits)
  • EDLEA 938 - Advanced Data Analysis in Qualitative Research Methods (3 credits)
  • EDLEA 948 - Data Representation and Writing in Qualitative Research Methods (or an equivalent advanced quantitative/qualitative research course) (3 credits)

Elective Courses

  • Select electives appropriate to the area of emphasis that satisfy the minimum 94 credit hours for the program. Choose from electives with the EDACE prefix, additional quantitative or qualitative research courses or other disciplines.

Clinical Experience (12 credits)

  • EDACE 991 - Internship in Adult Education (or equivalent)

Doctoral Research (12 credits minimum)

  • EDACE 999 - Doctoral Research
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Degree: Doctorate
College: Education
Credits: 90-94
Course delivery: Online

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