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.
Tuition and Fees: Master's/Certificate
Tuition and Fees: Doctoral
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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 2013. Read more about the PhD Hooding Ceremony, including the recipients' thesis topics.See photos on Facebook!