Doctor of Education (Ed.D.), AEGIS | Adult Learning and Leadership | Organization and Leadership

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Adult Learning and Leadership

Department of Organization & Leadership

Please note that the AEGIS program only accepts applications for admission every other year. Our next enrollment year is 2021.

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)

AEGIS students must complete 39 graduate credits at an accredited institution taken prior to beginning of the AEGIS program; either transfer credits or TC credits. AEGIS students fulfill the remaining 51 course points at Teachers College in a structured program that provides required courses in three areas: theory, research, and the study of professional practice in various settings where adults learn. For the final phase of the program, students must pass a certification examination, write a qualifying paper, and complete a dissertation.

First Year: (22 points)

Summer (Two-week session)

  • ORLD 6800 Workshop in adult education: Life history (2)
  • ORLD 6902 Pro-seminar in adult education (3)
  • ORLD 6908 Adult Development (3)


  • ORLD 6800 Workshop in adult education: Literacy/ABE (1)
  • ORLD 6908 Adult education/learning: Theory and practice (3)
  • ORLD 6918 Introduction to research (3) 


  • ORLD 6800 Workshop in adult education: Strategic advocacy (1)
  • ORLD 6903 Qualitative research (3)
  • ORLD 6906 Program development (3)

Second Year: (26 points)

Summer (Two-week session)

  • ORLD 6908 Advanced Seminar: Leadership in Adult Education (3)
  • ORLD 6918 Literature Review (3)
  • ORLJ 5340 Basic Practicum in Conflict Resolution (3)


  • HUD 4120 Methods of empirical research (3)
  • ORLD 6914 Learning communities I (2)
  • ORLD 6918 Advanced research seminar (3)


  • ORLD 6800 Workshop in Adult Education: Technology in Organizations (1)
  • ORLD 6908 Workshop on Workplace and Organizational Learning (3)
  • ORLD 6915 Learning Communities II (Virtual) (2)
  • ORLD 6918 Advanced Research Seminar (3)

Third Year: (3 points)

Summer (Two-week session)

  • ORLD 6800 Workshop in Adult Education: Capstone (1)
  • ORLD 6916 Learning Communities III (2)

AEGIS course offerings vary from cohort to cohort.  Please see the most recent Program of Study Advisement Guide (located on the Adult Learning and Leadership program website as a PDF file) for current core sequence requirements.

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