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Adult Learning and Leadership

In the Department of Organization & Leadership

About > AEGIS


Adult Education Guided Intensive Study (AEGIS)

AEGIS is a highly selective, fast-track cohort program leading to the Ed.D. in Adult Education Guided Intensive Study for mid-career professionals who work full time, and who choose to pursue a doctorate in a concentrated format. The program emphasizes leadership for adult and organizational learning. Scholar practitioners are helped to examine and critique theory and professional experience. The program is designed for experienced, self-directed professionals capable of completing a rigorous program emphasizing guided independent study. Coursework is completed over a two-year period.

A new cohort begins in June of odd years (i.e., 2015, 2017). Participants attend a concentrated three-week session at Teachers College in each of three summers. During the academic year, they meet for Friday evening and Saturday seminars four times each semester for a total of four semesters. Due to state requirements attendance in all class sessions is mandatory. Absence will result in having to withdraw from the AEGIS program ("step out") with some possibility of reenrolling with a subsequent cohort (at the same stage of progress through the sequence). Should a student step out of the program, tuition refund, if any, will be handled on a case by case basis.

Courses are not open to students from other programs. Special tuition: Currently $11,000 per semester (for the cohort beginning in Summer 2015). Tuition is subject to change.

AEGIS Application for Admission for Cohort XXV Summer 2015:

  • Application available: June 2, 2014.
  • Application deadline: January 2, 2015.
  • Please note: There is only one application deadline for this program.

The application for admission to AEGIS is open now:
For detailed instructions, please click here.

Lyle Yorks, Ed.D.
Associate Professor of Adult and Continuing Education
AEGIS Program Director