Careers for EdD Teaching and Learning With an Emphasis in Adult Learning Graduates

Posted on May 30, 2019  in  [ Doctoral Journey ]

Grand Canyon University’s Doctor of Education (EdD) in Teaching and Learning with an Emphasis in Adult Learning degree was created for individuals who wish to become experts in the field of adult learning and teach graduate-level programs to educators. Read on to discover more about this degree and potential careers for its graduates.

Potential Career Outcomes

Graduates of GCU’s EdD in Teaching and Learning with an Emphasis in Adult Learning program are prepared to pursue a variety of positions as educators, consultants, managers and directors in environments such as colleges, junior colleges, universities, professional schools and other post-secondary educational institutions. Here are some of the potential career outcomes for individuals who earn an EdD in adult learning:

  • Learning and Development Specialist
  • Adult Education Researcher
  • Professional Learning Director
  • Adult Literacy Teacher
  • University Professor
  • Adult Education Consultant
  • High School Equivalency Diploma Teacher
  • Vocational Education Teacher
  • Postsecondary Education Administrator
  • Corporate Training Specialist

EdD Degree Outcomes

GCU’s EdD in adult learning is designed to cultivate highly-qualified teachers and practiced scholars who are prepared to promote research-based strategies for improving college and university-level instruction with the goal of better outcomes for adult learners. To achieve these outcomes, students in this program study topics such as:

  • Foundational elements for conducting original research
  • Research design and data analysis
  • Foundations of education
  • Theories of learning
  • Models of adult learning
  • Applications of adult learning
  • Collaboration, mentoring and coaching
  • Transformational learning
  • Cognitive coaching tools
  • Teaching and learning challenges

Upon completing this program, learners are equipped with the skills that they need to conduct original research and function as leaders in the field of adult learning.

If you’re ready to pursue your purpose and become an educator for adult learners, then consider enrolling in Grand Canyon University’s EdD in Teaching and Learning with an Emphasis in Adult Learning program. For details on how to get started, please visit our website or click the Request More Information Button on this page.

About College of Doctoral Studies

Grand Canyon University’s innovative doctoral degree programs prepare learners for leadership roles in their professions, communities and society. Our dynamic online learning community, integrated dissertation process, wealth of resources and collaborative environment support a successful and meaningful doctoral journey. We believe earning a doctoral degree is a journey and similar to climbing a mountain—challenging, invigorating and completely rewarding when you reach the top. Our goal is to help you conquer your own mountain and succeed on your doctoral journey. Readers of The Doctoral Journey blog, presented by the College of Doctoral Studies, will find resourceful and knowledgeable posts regarding the doctoral process, research best practices and dissertation tips among other topics from GCU’s doctoral faculty.


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