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 allows learners to equip themselves with the knowledge and abilities necessary to improve student outcomes and create an effective learning environment for adult students.

GCU's quantitative doctorate in adult education program allows learners in the program to engage in advanced quantitative research methodology. Learners will develop a dissertation through the analysis of hard data and other quantitative approaches, allowing them to participate in the advancement of their field.

Lead Adult Learners With an EdD in Teaching and Learning

Classes and coursework within the quantitative adult education doctorate program allow students 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 prepares students both to complete their dissertation and to apply what they have learned in the education setting. The program encourages students to build upon their existing skills in education and grow them through cutting-edge 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 prepares students 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 21st century classroom.

Doctorate (EdD) in Adult Education & Learning Career Outlook
Graduates of the EdD in Adult Education and Learning are equipped for high-level positions in education at both the school and district levels. The program helps professional educators to specialize in adult education and allows them to advance their careers and can even increase their lifetime earnings. Students who complete the program will have acquired the necessary skillset to move beyond the classroom and administration setting and drive innovation within adult education.

For students 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 can additionally equip students to obtain high-level positions at the administration level or above.


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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