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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.

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

EDUCATION PH.D.

COURSE PLANNING SHEET

COHORT 15

CORE COURSES 18 hours

COURSE

PLAN TO TAKE

COMPLETED

YEAR 1 FALL SEMESTER

ED 7321 History and Philosophy of Adult Education (3 hours)  

 

 

 

ED 7316  Adult Development (3 hours)  

 

 

 

YEAR 1 SPRING SEMESTER

ED 7314 Community Development (3 hours)

 

 

 

ED 7315 Models of Inquiry: Understanding Epistemologies

(3 hours)

 

 

 

YEAR 1 SUMMER SESSION

ED 7318 Advanced Studies in Adult Learning (3 hours)

 

 

 

ED 7324 Problems and Strategies in Program Planning Seminar (3 hours) 

 

 

 

APCE MAJOR COURSES 12 hours  

RESEARCH COURSES 12 hours

YEAR 2 FALL SEMESTER

ED 7322  Human Resource and Professional Development (3 hours)

 

ED 7352  Beginning Qualitative Design and Analysis (3 hours) (Fall or Spring)

or

ED 7351 Beginning Quantitative Research Design and Analysis (3 hours) (Fall or Spring)

 

 

 

YEAR 2 SPRING SEMESTER

ADED 7325 Teaching Adults: Principles and Practices (3 hours)

 

ED 7352  Beginning Qualitative Design and Analysis (3 hours) (Fall or Spring)

or

ED 7351 Beginning Quantitative Research Design and Analysis (3 hours) (Fall or Spring)

 

 

 

YEAR 2 SUMMER SESSION

ED 7320 [new course: this will be a 7378 course in 2014/approved for 2015) – not sure the exact course number -  The Literature Review for Research Writing  (3 hours) (Year 2 Summer)

 

ED 7354  Intermediate Qualitative Design and Analysis (3 hours) (Year 2 Summer)

or

ED 7353 Intermediate Quantitative Design and Analysis (3 hours) (Year 2 Summer)

 

 

 

YEAR 3 FALL SESSION

ED 7312 Leadership And Organizational Change (3 Hours) 

 

ED 7341 Dissertation Proposal Development (3 hours) (Fall or Spring, after core & research courses)

 

 

 

 

* Comprehensive Exams may be taken after completion of all major courses and Beginning Qualitative and Beginning Quantitative Research courses  (you do not need to have taken elective courses)

ELECTIVE COURSES  9 hours

REQUIRED: 9 HOURS OF ELECTIVE

Courses taken as electives must be at the 7000 level. You may take them during the semester of your choice.    

Elective One (3 hours)

 

 

 

Elective Two (3 hours)

 

 

 

Elective Three (3 hours)

 

 

 

DISSERTATION COURSES  12 hours

REQUIRED: 12 HOURS MINIMUM

ED 7199A, 7399A, and/or 7699A, and or 7999A Dissertation in Education –Adult, Professional, and Community Education (3 hours)

 

 

 

** Students have 5 years from entering the Program to Advance to Candidacy.

** Students have 10 years to complete their dissertation and graduate.

** According to Texas law, students will be charged out-of-state tuition rates for courses taken after accruing 99 credit hours toward their degree.