Adult Learning and Leadership

Welcome to the Adult Learning & Leadership Program

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 Program emphasize 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.

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Master of Arts

The M.A. prepares professionals who facilitate learning within and outside the classroom and gives graduate students broad exposure to the field of adult learning and leadership.

Master of Arts (Online)

Our new M.A. program was created for those who design, implement, facilitate, or otherwise support learning and development for adults in many different settings—businesses, non-profits, public sector, healthcare, educational institutions, and community settings. We emphasize leadership for transformative learning and change in today’s rapidly-evolving digital world.

Master of Education

The Ed.M. prepares professionals who have experience in designing and delivering adult learning and development in and outside the classroom, and who wish to build their capabilities as leaders of such learning. The curriculum focuses on the relationship of adult learning to organizatinal, management and leadership issues.

Doctor of Education

The Ed.D. is designed for professionals who already have experience in helping adults learn inside and outside the classroom, and who want to further hone their leadership abilities at more senior levels in organizations, consulting groups, or institutions of learning. The program emphasizes leadership for adult education and organizational and organizational learning.

Doctor of Education (AEGIS)

AEGIS is a highly selective, fast-track cohort program leading to an Ed.D. in Adult Learning and Leadership. The program is designed for experienced, self-directed, midcareer professionals who work full time, and who choose to pursue a doctorate in a rigorous, concentrated format. The program emphasizes leadership for adult education and organizational learning.

Advanced Certificate for Medical Educators

Designed for Allopathic physicians (MDs) and/or Osteopathic physicians (DOs), the Advanced Certificate in Adult Learning and Leadership for Medical Educators is an innovative new for-credit program designed for forward-thinking medical educators looking to elevate their instructional and leadership skills.

Advanced Certificate in Workforce Development

This four course advanced certificate is designed for those interested in embracing our changing workforce and developing new sources of talent.


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