Evaluate information literacy and technology to provide the most
effective teaching methods to meet adult learners’ needs.
Foster a climate for change and innovation that helps adults embrace
and actively participate in learning.
Lead in establishing an organizational culture that embraces adult learning for a variety of settings, from university to corporations.
Promote critical thinking and reflective practice to engage adults in lifelong learning.
Develop adult education programs that promote traditional inquiry and
As part of your program, you can also earn two Post-Master's
Certificates, including one in Adult
In lieu of a dissertation, Capella’s doctoral capstone allows you to
use action research to solve a problem in your field.
Our original learning format offers extra structure for those who
want it. We'll set the schedule, you meet the deadlines.
Speak with an enrollment counselor to get a personalized cost estimate for what you can expect to pay.
At Capella, we believe your education is an investment in your future. It’s also an investment within your grasp. Your goals are achievable—there are more ways to save than you might think.
Grants are federal education funds that never need to be paid back.
Capella scholarships, available for qualifying students, aren't
need-based and never have to be repaid.
This program provides part-time jobs to reduce your loan debt
amounts. Talk to an enrollment counselor to learn more.
Our EdD, Adult Education coursework focuses on the leadership and
management proficiencies that successful educational professionals
Our doctoral curriculum is designed to give you dedicated support
early in your program—so you can be confident in the steps to
completing your degree.
For the culminating project of your doctoral degree, you’ll be paired with a knowledgeable mentor to help you along the way.
Develop your project, write your findings, and demonstrate your use of evidence to improve outcomes or resolve a gap in the field.
|Course Number||Course Title|
|EDD8330||Adult Learning Theory and Practice|
|EDD8332||Program Planning and Evaluation in Adult Learning Settings|
|EDD8334||Leading and Managing in Adult Learning Settings and Contexts|
|EDD8336||Current Issues and Challenges in in Adult Learning and Development|
These folks are superstars. We hear it from our students (and grads).
They’re here to help find a program fit and set you up for
Our distinguished faculty members hold top credentials in their
fields. They’re here to teach the knowledge and skills you’ll need,
These skilled communicators offer free tutoring services and multiple
resources to sharpen your writing skills.
Need help, accommodations, or accessible technology? These advocates
will make it happen.
Here are just some of the career options you could explore with our
online doctoral degree in adult education.
*These are examples intended to serve as a general guide. Some
positions may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure,
certifications, and/or other designations along with a degree. Because
many factors determine what position an individual may attain, Capella
cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific job title, a
promotion, salary increase, or other career outcome. We encourage you
to research requirements for your job target and career goals.