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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., 2019, 2021). 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: $12,979 per semester (for the cohort beginning in Summer 2019). 


AEGIS Virtual Information Sessions

The Adult Learning and Leadership Program will be holding AEGIS virtual informations on September 27th, October 25th, and November 27th.  During these sessions, Adult Learning and Leadership​ program faculty members ​will provide an overview of the Adult Education Guided Intensive Study (AEGIS) ​​​​Doctor of Education (EdD) degree program. This online event will​​ give you an opportunity to​ ask questions about the doctoral program, the admission process, and ​financial aid. To participate in this session, ​​​​please RSVP below!

AEGIS XXVII Full Schedule* 2019 to 2021 


April, 27th 2019


Summer 2019

June 1-16


Fall 2019

September 6-7

October 4-5

November 1-2

December 6-7


Spring 2020

January 31 - February 1

March 6-7

April 3-4

May 1-2


Summer 2020

June 6-21

Certification Exam: August 8


Fall 2020

September 11-12

October 9-10

November 6-7

December 4-5


Spring 2021

February 5-6

March 5-6 

April 9-10

May 7-8


Summer 2021

June 5-20

* Due to weather, dates are subject to change.

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