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Adult, Professional & Community Education

The Adult, Professional, and Community Education (APCE) PhD Program educates scholar-practitioners who work in the broad array of settings served by the field of Adult Education. Adult educators are found in community organizations such as libraries, museums, and parks; government agencies; schools and higher education; foundations and NGOs; the business sector; social services; the military; religious organizations; social and community action groups; vocational education; media and technology; professional associations; or any setting where adults are learning or need to learn. The traditional knowledge bases of this interdisciplinary field include adult learning and teaching, adult development, program planning and evaluation, community and organizational development,  organizational and community learning, and a rich literature on adult learning/education and social justice.

Adult educators are found in community organizations such as libraries, museums, and parks; government agencies; schools and higher education; foundations and NGOs; the business sector; social services; the military; religious organizations; social and community action groups; vocational education; media and technology; professional associations; or any setting where adults are learning or need to learn. The traditional knowledge bases of this interdisciplinary field include adult learning and teaching, adult development, program planning and evaluation, community and organizational development,  organizational and community learning, and a rich literature on adult learning/education and social justice.

APCE: Doctoral Program for Professionals in Education of Adults

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APCE Coursework

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APCE COURSEWORK: ALL COHORTS THROUGH COHORT 13

Core
ED 7311 Educational Philosophy in a Social Context (3 hours)
ED 7364 Team Development in Education (3 hours)
ED 7312 Leadership and Organizational Change (3 hours)
ED 7315 Models of Inquiry: Understanding Epistemologies (3 hours)
ED 7313 Advanced Studies in Adult Learning and Development (3 hours)
ED 7314  Community Development for Educators (3 hours)
 
Major
ED 7321 Historical Foundations and Contemporary Issues in Lifelong Learning (3 hours)
ED 7324 Problems and Strategies in Program Planning Seminar (3 hours) 
ADED 7325 Teaching Adults: Principles and Practices (3 hours)
ED 7322  Human Resource and Professional Development (3 hours)
 
Research Courses
ED 7351 Beginning Quantitative Research Design and Analysis (3 hours) (Year 2 Fall or Spring)
ED7352 Beginning Quantitative Research Design and Analysis (3 hours) (Year 2 Fall or Spring
ED 7354  Intermediate Qualitative Design and Analysis (3 hours) (Year 2 Summer)
And/or
ED 7353  Intermediate Quantitative Research Design and Analysis (3 hours) (Year 2 Summer)
ED 7341 Dissertation Proposal Development (3 hours) (Year 3 Fall or Spring, after core & research courses)
 
Elective Courses
9 hours (3 courses)

APCE COURSEWORK: 2014 AND SUBSEQUENT COHORTS

Core

ED 7314 Community Development (3 credit hours)
ED 7315 Models of Inquiry: Understanding Epistemologies (3 credit hours)
ED 7312 Leadership And Organizational Change (3 credit hours)

Major

ED 7321 History and Philosophy of Adult Education (3 credit hours)
ED 7316 (ED 7389F for Cohort 14) Adult Development (3 credit hours)
ED 7318 (ED 2013 for Cohort 14) Advanced Studies in Adult Learning (3 credit hours)
ED 7324 Problems and Strategies in Program Planning Seminar (3 credit hours)
ED 7322  Human Resource and Professional Development (3 credit hours)
ADED 7325 Teaching Adults: Principles and Practices (3 credit hours)

Research

ED 7352  Beginning Qualitative Design and Analysis (3 credit hours)
or
ED 7351 Beginning Quantitative Research Design and Analysis (3 credit hours)
ED 7320  The Literature Review for Research Writing  (3 credit hours)
ED 7354  Intermediate Qualitative Design and Analysis (3 credit hours)
or
ED 7353 Intermediate Quantitative Design and Analysis (3 credit hours)
ED 7341 Dissertation Proposal Development  (3 credit hours)

Electives

9 credit hours

Dissertation

12 credit hours minimum

* Students will be charged out-of-state tuition rates when their credit hour count exceeds 99 credit hours