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Doctoral Programs Dept of Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education & School Psychology

Welcome to the Doctoral Programs

Adult, Professional, and Community Education & School Improvement

The vision of these programs is to prepare transformational leaders who will become change agents committed and prepared to improve the quality of learning communities and learning across the life span.

We welcome your interest in our programs!  Our students develop their abilities to plan learning programs for both adults and K-12 settings; help communities in capacity-building; orchestrate professional development activities; foster learning for advocacy, action, and social justice; improve organizational capabilities; and conduct research in these settings and beyond.  Our students provide leadership through research, scholarly contributions, and participation in a wide variety of positions across the field of education and around the world.

Students learn to team with faculty and field professionals beyond classroom experiences as demonstrated in our most recent student contributions. To see a preview of our current faculty research interests click here

Featured Publications

Supervision and Instructional Leadership: A Developmental Approach (9th Edition)Understanding the principalship: An international guide to principal preparation (Advances in Educational Administration, Volume 19)Understanding the Principalship: An International Guide to Principal Preparation (Advances in Educational Administration, Vol. 19)
by Sarah Nelson, PhD & Charles Slater, PhD (eds)


SuperVision and Instructional Leadership: A Developmental Approach (9th Edition)
by Carl Glickman, PhD, Steve Gordon, PhD, & Jovita Ross-Gordon, PhD

In the News…

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APCE Student Awarded Grant from Alexander N. Charters Library for Educators of Adults Grant-in-Aid Program

APCE doctoral student Lynn Taylor has been awarded a research grant from the 2015 Alexander N. Charters Library for Educators of Adults Grants-in-Aid program at Syracuse University. This funding supports research in the training of adult educators, the needs of teachers of adults, adult learning and adult literacy and training from a historical perspective and framework. The project includes using archival, audio, visual and other digitized materials from the Alexander N. Charters Library of Resources for Educators of Adults.

APCE Faculty, Students, and Alum Present at the American Association of Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE)

From November 4-7th, 2014, Texas State University was represented by 11 faculty, students, and graduates of the APCE program. Presentations included:

  • Workplace Diversity: Creating Inclusion Instead of an Illusion by Cedric Scott
  • Creating a Circle of Trust: Experiences from a First Year Doctoral Program by Yolanda Reyes Guevara & Andrea Flores
  • Stories from the ATX: Hip Hop Artists Using Voice and Story to Transform Community by Freda Bryson & Tim Eubanks
  • Fluffy Women: Cats Are Not the Only Fluffy Creatures Who Are Beautiful by Natalie Hendrix
  • Faculty in Adult Degree Programs: What They Have Learned From Teaching Adults by Dr. Jovita Ross-Gordon & Kayon Murray
  • Intentional Learning: Women Mentoring Women in Doctoral Education by Dr. Geleana Drew Alston
  • Positive Psychology: A Critical and Generative Conversation About Its Usefulness to Adult Education Researchers by Dr. Ann Brooks & Moira Martin

APCE Participants at AAACE Conference, 2014