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Lifelong learning for adults is an increasingly important educational specialization in the 21st century. The massive economic, political, social and psychological changes that are transforming the nature and structure of virtually all institutions in society have rendered obsolete the notion that people can be adequately educated, once and for all, in their youth. In addition, the challenges faced by adults today call for changes in our social, economic, and political systems. The Adult Learning and Leadership Programs emphasizes transformative learning and development for adult and organizational change in many different settings — educational institutions, business and non-profit or government institutions, healthcare, and community settings. We prepare educational leaders to create bridges to strengthen organizational, community and national capacity.
The Adult Learning and Leadership Program offers various degree options, including the M.A., the Ed.M. and the Ed.D.—with concentrations in in 1.) Adult Education and Organizational Learning and 2.) Healthcare Human Resources.
Watch a short video overview of the graduate programs in Adult Learning and Leadership.
Victoria Marsick, Professor of Adult Learning and Leadership, is the Program Coordinator for the Adult Learning and Leadership Program.
The Adult Education Guided Intensive Study (AEGIS) Program is a highly selective, fast-track cohort program leading to the Ed.D. AEGIS is for mid-career professionals who work full time, and who choose to pursue a doctorate in a concentrated format.
Watch a short video introduction to the Adult Education Guided Intensive Study (AEGIS) Program.
Lyle Yorks, Associate Professor of Adult and Continuing Education, is the Program Director for the Adult Education Guided Intensive Study (AEGIS) Program.
Adult Learning and Leadership (ADUL)
Master of Arts (M.A.)
Master of Education (Ed.M.)
Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)
Doctor of Education (Ed.D.), AEGIS
Adult Learning and Leadership student Tonia Casarin is the first student of Teachers College to receive a Lemann Fellowship, one of the programs of Brazil's Lemann Foundation. With her own freelance coaching practice in Rio de Janeiro, Tonia is "Blazing a Trail for Brazilian Students." Learn more
International Transformative Learning Conference XI: Teachers College Columbia University is co-hosting--in collaboration with ALL/AEGS alumni Ellen Scully-Russ at George Washington University and Aliki Nicolaides at University of Georgia--the next transformative learning conference, October 24-26, 2014, in the City of New York! Learn more
The Adult Learning and Leadership program has been awarded the Dean's Fellowship for Teaching and Diversity for the academic year 2013-2014! For more information, please contact Stacey Robbins at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also connect with us on Facebook. Learn more
Jody Barto holds a B.S. in Graphic Design Communication from Philadelphia University and worked for several years as a graphic designer prior to transitioning into the field of Adult Learning. Her shift was both inspired by involvement in her multi-disciplinary design and planning firm's professional development and organizational change initiatives and an increasing interest in understanding group processes on creative project teams. [...]
Come join the conversation with Professor Lyle Yorks where the discussion and community revolves around strategic thinking and learning for a complex world.