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 1st-16th

Fall 2019

September 6th & 7th

October 4th & 5th

Novemebr 1st & 2nd

December 6th & 7th

Spring 2020

January 31st - February 1st

March 6th & 7th

April 3rd & 4th

May 1st & 2nd

Summer 2020

June 6th - 21st

Certification Exam: August 8th

Fall 2020

September 11th & 12th

October 9th & 10th

Novemeber 6th & 7th

December 4th & 5th

Spring 2021

February 5th & 6th

March 5th & 6th

April 9th & 10th

may 7th & 8th

Summer 2021

June 5th - 20th


*Due to weather, dates are subject to change

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