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EdD in Teaching & Learning - Adult Learning

Students in the Doctor of Education (EdD) in Teaching and Learning with an Emphasis in Adult Learning program at Grand Canyon University have the chance to learn advanced educational techniques for teaching adults. Read on to learn more about the program.

Official Program Name:

Doctor of Education (EdD) in Teaching and Learning with an Emphasis in Adult Learning

School Offering Program:

Grand Canyon University

Degree Level:

Doctorate

Program Prerequisites:

The Doctor of Education (EdD) in Teaching and Learning with an Emphasis in Adult Learning requires an advanced degree such as a master's. Students with an interest in teaching adult learners -- primarily at the postsecondary level -- might be a great fit. Applicants to Grand Canyon University graduate programs need a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution; some programs may have additional admissions requirements.

Program Description:

Grand Canyon University's Doctor of Education (EdD) in Teaching and Learning with an Emphasis in Adult Learning program is designed to provide students with the foundational skills and knowledge they need to teach in colleges and universities. Students have the opportunity to learn advanced teaching techniques, explore fundamental theories of education, and expand their research and academic abilities. The core courses cover topics in learning theories and their applications, cognitive coaching, student mentoring, adult learning models, and the influence of transformation learning. The program also requires a dissertation where students will have the opportunity to apply their research skills and reflect on the theories they have studied.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

60 credits.

Financial Aid:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Grand Canyon University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the Doctor of Education (EdD) in Teaching and Learning with an Emphasis in Adult Learning:

The EdD in Teaching & Learning - Adult Learning program consists of 60 total credits, all of which can be completed online. With the exception of the dissertation and the presentation of progress -- which are both three weeks in length -- these courses run for eight weeks. Contact Grand Canyon University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Core Program Courses (60 credits)

  • Introduction to Advanced Graduate Studies and Scholarship
  • History and Philosophy of Teaching and Learning
  • Learning Theories
  • Foundations for Research
  • Adult Learning Theory
  • Worldview and Adult Learning
  • Residency: Dissertation
  • Analysis of Existing Research
  • Cognitive Coaching
  • Transformational Learning
  • Approaches to Research Design and Data Analysis
  • Coaching, Mentoring, and Collaboration
  • Globalization, Innovation, and Change
  • Residency: Presentation of Progress or Results
  • Formalizing the Research Prospectus
  • Applications of Adult Learning
  • Developing the Research Proposal
  • Dissertation I
  • Dissertation II
  • Dissertation III

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Once students have earned GCU's EdD in Teaching and Learning with an Emphasis in Adult Learning degree, they could have the expertise to develop lesson plans and find new approaches to educating adults, all of which can help them develop advanced careers. Some of the careers they may apply for include:

  • College professor
  • Business school instructor
  • Junior or trade college teacher

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