Adult & Community College Education

Group of students in semicircle sitting on bench with laptopsThe Adult & Community College Education program is a nationally-recognized part of an interdisciplinary field which prepares individuals for a broad range of educational settings -- settings that facilitate formal or informal adult learning, capacity-building or engagement, and leadership. You will find our graduates enjoying careers as leaders or educators in community colleges, universities, non-profits, workplace organizations, as well as government or community-based agencies.

Our program offers doctoral degrees (Ph.D. and an Ed.D.) master's degrees (M.S. and M.Ed.), and two graduate certificates as well as select non-credit professional development opportunities.

The Raleigh-based Doctor of Educational Research and Policy Analysis Ph.D. degree offers a specialization in Adult and Community College Education with a choice from one of two emphasis areas: Teaching and Learning or Health Professions Education. It is designed to prepare practitioners, leaders, or future scholars with a strong background in theory, research and applied practice.

The Doctor of Education Ed.D. in Adult and Community College Education degree is a cohort-based program offered in Charlotte. It is designed to prepare practitioners for leadership and teaching positions in their work with educating adults.

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ACCE Information Sessions Offered: (No RSVP required)

Adult and Community College Information Sessions for Future Applicants

All information sessions will take place in 120 Poe Hall, located on Stinson Drive off of Pullen Road. Physical address is 2310 Stinson Drive, Raleigh, NC 27695 and parking is available in the lot adjacent to the building (after 5 p.m.).

  • Tuesday, September 16, 2014 from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. 
  • Thursday, October 30, 2014 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. 
  • Thursday, November 13, 2014 from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. 
  • Tuesday, December 16, 2014 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. 
  • Tuesday, January 13, 2015 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. 
  • Thursday, February 19, 2015 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. 
  • Thursday, March 19, 2015 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Monday, May 11, 2015 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.

Program Faculty

  • Professor
  • Associate Professor
  • Director, Department Chairs Institute
  • Co-Director, Teaching & Learning Institute
  • Adult and Community College Education Program Coordinator
  • Associate Professor
  • Assistant Professor of Adult and Community College Education
  • Program Coordinator, Graduate Certificate in Teaching, Training & Educational Technology (online)
  • Program Coordinator, M.Ed. in Training & Development (online) program
  • Graduate Services Coordinator



Box 7801
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, N.C. 27695-7801
Educational Leadership & ERPA-K12 Programs: Sharon Walker, 919-515-3127, Adult & Higher Education Programs: Shana Scott, 919-515-6238,

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