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Adult Learning and Leadership

Department of Organization & Leadership

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., 2017, 2019). Participants attend a concentrated two-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 $12,000 per semester (for the cohort beginning in Summer 2017). Tuition is subject to change.

AEGIS XXVI Full Schedule* 2017 to 2019


Summer 2017

June 3-18


Fall 2017

September 8-9

October 6-7

November 3-4

December 8-9


Spring 2018

February 2-3 (Snow Dates: 2/9-2/10)

March 2-3 (Snow Dates: 3/9-3/10)

April 6-7

May 4-5


Summer 2018

June 2-17

Certification Exam: August 12


Fall 2018

September 7-8

October 5-6

November 2-3

December 7-8


Spring 2019

February 1-2 (Snow Dates: 2/8-2/9)

March 1-2 (Snow Dates: 2/8-2/9)

April 5-6

May 3-4


Summer 2019

June 1- 16

* Due to weather, dates are subject to change.

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