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Adult Learning and Leadership
Department of Organization & Leadership
Doctor of Education
The Ed.D. program in Adult Learning and Leadership is structured around a sequence of core courses, research requirements and electives. A research-based dissertation is required. In addition to three required Foundations courses, students may choose courses to take in the following areas: adult development; adult learning theory and applications; program development and evaluation; systems learning; leadership; strategy and management; human resource development; group dynamics; organizational behavior; technology; conflict resolution; and research. At least one course is to be taken (or in some cases, transferred from prior accredited graduate study) in each of these twelve areas no matter what the degree level. Doctoral students are also required to take 18-19 points in the research area. Six of these research points must be in statistics.
Many of these courses are offered by the Program or the Department; other courses can be taken elsewhere in Teachers College or Columbia University.
All Ed.D. courses are listed in the general course information section. Please see the most recent Program of Study Advisement Guide (located on the Adult Learning and Leadership program website as a PDF file) for actual core sequence requirements.