Gain an advanced degree that will enable you to work with adults in educational settings, and allow you to contribute new knowledge to the field of adult learning.
Study with experienced educators and other professionals who want to
make a difference in the field of adult learning. This program will enable you to bring new knowledge and expertise
to your work with adult learning, whether it be in business, community
college, higher education, health care, community and social services,
corrections facilities, or other settings.
Participate in dialogue, discovery, and new knowledge in four areas of study: program design and development, adult learning theory, leadership, and research.
This course will review the theories, research, and models on adult learning and development. It explores the social context in which adults learn and develop, and the influences of race, class, gender, and culture. Students will be required to apply the material to a practice setting. This is a seminar designed for advanced graduate students.
University Graduate Council (UGC) is a university-wide body that
concentrates on the efficacy of Lesley University doctoral programs.
The council is convened by the Associate Provost and the membership
includes the deans of the Graduate School of Education and the Graduate
School of Social Sciences, the directors of doctoral programs and
specializations, and faculty representatives appointed by the school
Deans. The UGC monitors the coherence and alignment of PhD requirements
and procedures and inquires about the particular academic needs of
doctoral students and about the quality of the scholarship evident in
the research conducted by doctoral candidates.
Advanced Graduate Council (AGC) acts as the advisory board to the
director of the Educational Studies program. Its work includes the
review and evaluation of policies governing doctoral work within the
Graduate School of Education. The Director of the Educational Studies
doctoral program chairs the AGC. Faculty representatives from across the
University are named for a three-year term. Membership consists of the
coordinators of the three program specializations and other appointees
named by the dean of the Graduate School of Education.
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Dr. Amy Rutstein-Riley directs the Ph.D. in Educational Studies: Adult Learning Specialization. She teaches courses that include women's and girls' studies, family studies, adult learning and development, and research methods. Learn more »
Lesley University conferred 23 doctoral degrees in 2014. View this year's for the Graduate School of Education's graduates' dissertation topics.See photos from the ceremony on Facebook!