Which Program is Right for You?
The four programs in Adult Learning and Leadership—the M.A. program, the Ed.M. program, the Ed.D. program, and the Ed.D., AEGIS program—all share a common grounding in the adherence to a scholar-practitioner model and to a belief in the importance of examining and understanding adult education, organizational learning, and leadership issues from multiple contexts and perspectives. The programs are, however, designed for different constituencies of students. For those newer to the field or transitioning in from another discipline or career, the M.A. program is likely to be the program to which this student is best suited. The 45-point M.A. program is most appropriate for educators who are involved in the design, management, and delivery of learning. The 60-point Ed.M. and 90-point Ed.D. options are appropriate for professionals who are involved in policy development, strategy, change management, and systems-level learning.
|Program||Applicants Experience||Curriculum Focus||No. of Credits||Full / Part-Time||Structure||Years to Complete|
|M.A. in Adult Learning & Leadership||At least 2 years of professional experience preferred.||Broad exposure to the field of adult learning and leadership.||45||FT or PT||Semesters||Approximately |
|Ed.M. in Adult Learning & Leadership||Previous research experience preferred.||Relationship of adult learning to organizational, management and leadership issues.||60||FT or PT||Semesters||Approximately 2.5 years |
|Ed.D. in Adult Learning & Leadership||Previous research experience strongly preferred.||Emphasizes leadership for adult education and organizational learning||90||FT or PT||Semesters||Approximately |
|Ed.D. in AEGIS||At least 2 years of professional experience and research experience strongly preferred.||Emphasizes leadership for adult education and organizational learning.||90 |
(51 at TC plus 39 Transfer)