Ph.D. Adult Education
The Adult Education cognate is designed to prepare students for careers and leadership in programs and organizations involved in the education of adults. This program will equip organizational and institutional decision makers with the knowledge and skills to design, implement and evaluate professional development programs for adult populations. Decision makers in the areas of higher education, K-12 public and private education, business, government, and corporate settings will be prepared to effectively deliver results-based programs that will further the professional practice of adult learners within their domain. This cognate emphasizes theory and research of teaching and learning, motivational aspects, self-efficacy, supervision, organizational and institutional change, design, delivery and evaluation issues in teaching and learning, and curriculum design for the adult learner. Read dissertation abstracts of students in the Adult Education cognate.