The Doctor of Philosophy degree in Adult Education prepares graduates to engage communities by using democratic principles and best educational practices to focus on the development of adults. Adult education extends through the life span from late adolescence to advanced age and takes place in a rich diversity of organizational as well as formal and informal settings. The program is designed to engage the learning styles of adults to provide a shared community for critical thinking and problem solving.
Keiser University’s PhD in Adult Education program provides the knowledge and skills of adult learning and training strategies to effectively communicate a vision of educational excellence in the learning community. Graduates reflect on present and past practices to analyze complex issues and to evaluate potential solutions. Upon completion of this program, students are able to:
NOTE: Courses in the PhD program are eight-weeks in length and students are scheduled for one or two courses concurrently. Dissertation courses are eight-weeks in length and students are scheduled for two dissertation course per semester.
To receive a Doctor of Philosophy in Adult Education degree, students must earn 60 graduate semester credit hours. Fifty-four of the program hours must be completed through Keiser University. Program requirements are as follows:
|Doctor of Philosophy in Adult Education Major Core Courses (60 credit hours)|
|Foundational Courses (15.0 credit hours)|
|Ethical and Legal Issues in Education/Leadership||3.0 credit hours|
|Policy, Politics, and Community Relations (program prerequisite course)||3.0 credit hours|
|Curriculum Design||3.0 credit hours|
|Classroom Management||3.0 credit hours|
|Leading Technology Innovation||3.0 credit hours|
|Curriculum and Instruction Core Courses (18.0 credit hours)|
|Differentiated Instruction||3.0 credit hours|
|Curriculum: Advanced Theory and Research||3.0 credit hours|
|Instruction: Advanced Theory and Research||3.0 credit hours|
|Assessment for Student Learning||3.0 credit hours|
|Curriculum and Instruction for Professional Development||3.0 credit hours|
|Instructional Design Theory||3.0 credit hours|
|Research Courses (15.0 credit hours)|
|Quantitative Research I||3.0 credit hours|
|Quantitative Research II||3.0 credit hours|
|Qualitative Research||3.0 credit hours|
|Mixed Methods||3.0 credit hours|
|Advanced Research: Pre-Proposal and Literature Review||3.0 credit hours|
|Dissertation Courses (12.0 credit hours)|
|Dissertation||3.0 credit hours|
|Doctor of Philosophy Residency||3.0 credit hours|
|Doctor of Philosophy Residency Two||3.0 credit hours|
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