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Total program credits needed for graduation: 72

One academic quarter is 3 months. You will have a 3-week break between each quarter.

To learn more, call 1.866.933.5981, or email us. When you connect with Capella, we will immediately put you in touch with an enrollment counselor trained to assist you with specific questions and needs for your area of interest.

Core Courses

48 course quarter credits.

EDD8300
Leadership through Personal and Professional Development  (6 quarter credits)
EDD8302
Becoming a Critical Consumer of Action Research (6 quarter credits)
EDD8304
The How-To of Becoming an Action Researcher (6 quarter credits)
EDD8306
Systems and Theories of Organizational Dynamics and Change (6 quarter credits)
EDD8330
Adult Learning Theory and Practice (6 quarter credits)
EDD8332
Program Planning and Evaluation in Adult Learning Settings (6 quarter credits)
EDD8334
Leading and Managing in Adult Learning Settings and Contexts (6 quarter credits)
EDD8336
Current Issues and Challenges in in Adult Learning and Development Capstone (6 quarter credits)

Dissertation Courses

24 course quarter credits.

Learners must register for EDD9960 a minimum of four times to fulfill their Specialization requirements.

EDD9960
Dissertation Courseroom (6 quarter credits each)

*This course has a prerequisite. Contact an enrollment counselor or refer to the course descriptions for more information.

This specialization does not satisfy licensure requirements for P–12 public school teachers or administrators. State regulations vary regarding salary benefits. It is the learner's responsibility to understand and comply with requirements for their state. Where applicable, teachers are advised to contact their school districts as to whether a program may qualify for salary advancement. For more information on licensure, please see the Licensure section on the school's website.

This specialization has not been reviewed or approved by the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB); KY residents are not eligible for certification, endorsement, rank change, licensure, renewal, etc. by the EPSB.

What Can I Expect?

In this program, you can take 1 course per quarter. One course typically requires 10 to 12 hours of study per week.

Courses are divided into 10 weekly units. Each unit consists of readings, discussions, and other activities you will be expected to complete throughout the week. Assignments are due on Sundays, though not every course requires an assignment each week.

In each course, you will receive a detailed scoring guide that describes expectations for every graded assignment.

Grades are based on your participation in weekly reading discussions and completion of assignments. You will also be assessed on your ability to demonstrate an understanding of expected outcomes for your program or specialization. These outcomes are based on the needs and performance standards of your field or discipline.

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Whether you're completing continuing education credits, want to see if online learning is right for you, or are simply interested in a specific topic, you can enroll in many of Capella's online courses without committing to a degree program. We recommend speaking first with an enrollment counselor to discuss your goals and ensure the credits you earn now can be applied to a degree program later.

Learn more about individual courses

To learn more, call 1.866.933.5981, or email us. When you connect with Capella, we will immediately put you in touch with an enrollment counselor trained to assist you with specific questions and needs for your area of interest.