If you are interested in pursuing doctoral studies in Adult and Community College Education (ACCE), we offer two options: an executive weekend EdD program taught on the campus of UNC-Charlotte and a PhD in Educational Research and Policy Analysis with a specialization in ACCE taught in Raleigh, NC.
In addition to coursework, students have the opportunity to supplement their experience and knowledge base through applied learning activities outside the classroom.
Students pursuing a PhD in Educational Research and Policy analysis may elect to specialize in ACCE. These students gain opportunities as practitioners and scholars to critically integrate their professional experience with adult education theory, knowledge, and practice skills. The program offers two concentrations: Health Professions Education and Teaching and Learning.
To meet the needs of full- and part-time students, most in-person courses are offered once per week during late afternoon or evening. Select courses are offered in a once-per-month executive weekend format, summer session, or through distance education.
If you are a health care professional whose responsibilities include educating patients, students, or early-career trainees (or who seeks such responsibility), a concentration in Health Professions Education will prepare you to plan, deliver, design and evaluate health-related education and training.
Our program offers practitioners the opportunity to integrate your professional experience with adult education theory, research, and practice.
Our graduates work in a variety of organizations involved in health-related education and training, including
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If you are a working practitioner in adult education looking to enhance your leadership skills and learn about innovative approaches in administration, instruction, and program outreach, our executive weekend EdD program was designed for you.
Join a cohort of top professionals in adult, community college, higher education, and human resource education, and build a strong network of peers through a 3.5 year program that will prepare you for leadership and teaching positions in adult education.
In pursuing an EdD, you will benefit from coursework and learning opportunities that focus on teaching, learning, leading, and education planning for individual students, groups, and society. To learn more about the courses, review the curricula for our ongoing 2013-2016 cohort and 2009-2010 cohort.
Benefits of the Executive Weekend EdD Program
Applicants to our executive weekend EdD program must follow the same process and meet the same requirements as all other doctoral students.