Grand Canyon University

Ed.D in Teaching and Learning with an Emphasis in Adult Learning (Quantitative Research)


3300 W Camelback Rd

Phoenix, AZ 85017

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Ed.D in Teaching and Learning with an Emphasis in Adult Learning (Quantitative Research)

Format: Online

Program Description:

EdD - Adult Education Degree - Quantitative

Earning a quantitative EdD in Adult Education and Learning can prepare you to be an innovator in the field of adult education. This post-master’s program provides learners the opportunity to equip themselves with the knowledge and abilities to help improve student outcomes and create an effective learning environment for adult learners.

GCU's quantitative doctorate in adult education program allows learners in the program to engage in advanced quantitative research methodology. Learners are taught to develop a dissertation through the analysis of hard data and other quantitative approaches, giving them the tools to potentially position themselves for advancement in their field.
Lead Adult Learners With an EdD in Teaching and Learning

Classes and coursework within the quantitative adult education doctorate program teach learners to:

    Explore the history and philosophy of teaching and learning
    Analyze current technology innovations that improve learning outcomes
    Synthesize contemporary adult learning theory with a Christian worldview
    Apply quantitative research principles in the design of ethical and original research
    Evaluate how to fulfill the educational needs of adult learners

Every course within the program can prepare learners both to complete their dissertation and to apply what they have learned in the education setting. The program encourages learners to build upon their existing skills in education and grow them through the study of theory and their own original research.

Earning Your EdD at GCU

Grand Canyon University strives to incorporate the Christian worldview into each program. This post-master's adult education program can prepare learners to approach education through biblical principles. Courses show graduates how to enact moral, ethical education practices that align with the Christian worldview while working in the classroom.

Doctorate (EdD) in Adult Education and Learning Career Outlook

In this program, professional educators are taught specialized skills in adult education that may help move them beyond the classroom and administration setting and drive innovation within adult education. Graduates of the EdD in Adult Education and Learning may have an opportunity to seek high-level positions in education at both the school and district levels.

For learners who wish to pursue education even further, GCU offers the opportunity for graduates of this program to transfer some of their credits to the Doctor of Education in Teaching and Learning degree. This doctorate-level degree is designed for professionals who are seeking positions at the administration level or above.

If seeking licensure or certification, applicants to the program are responsible for contacting their state department of education for licensure requirements and program approval. In addition, fingerprint/background clearance is required.


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

Facts & Figures

# of Credits Required: 60

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 695 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Loans Offered: Perkins Loan, Stafford Student Loans, PLUS Loans, Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership (LEAP) State Grant, Arizona Post-Secondary Education Voucher Program State Grant, Federal Pell Grant, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 0-999

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