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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Education - Postsecondary and Adult Education

Capella University



If you are looking for an online degree program that will aid you in building the knowledge and the skills that are required for teaching at the adult education level, then the online Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Education - Postsecondary and Adult Education degree from Capella University is the ideal program for you.

Adult Education is one of the fastest growing occupations today, which is why Capella has begun offering their online PhD in Education, and is an excellent program for those individuals who are looking for a flexible method of developing the knowledge that is needed for being a successful instructor in today's complex education world.

This online degree in education offers students two credentials as a part of this program, a specialization in Postsecondary and Adult education and a Post-Master's certificate in College Teaching.

The expert faculty members in this online education program have created a curriculum that is focused on:

  • Theories of adult learning in distance education
  • Critical analysis and research skills
  • Best practices in postsecondary adult instruction
  • Application of theory and research to develop effective learning environments for individuals from a variety of backgrounds

This is an ideal PhD in education program for those individuals who are looking to obtain and succeed in a postsecondary faculty or an educational leadership role in various adult education settings, such as:

  • Higher education institutions
  • Businesses
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • The military

With the ever-developing components of online education, Capella ensures that this doctoral program is constantly updated to make sure that students gain the necessary skills that are needed for meeting the modern challenges in education.

All applicants must have a Master's degree (or its foreign equivalent) from a regionally accredited or internationally recognized institution and a graduate GPA of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or its equivalent from an international institution.

Accreditation Information

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

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