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Adult, Professional, and Community Education Doctoral Program

The Adult, Professional, and Community Education (APCE) PhD Program educates scholar-practitioners who work in the broad array of settings served by the field of Adult Education. Adult educators are found in community organizations such as libraries, museums, and parks; government agencies; schools and higher education; foundations and NGOs; the business sector; social services; the military; religious organizations; social and community action groups; vocational education; media and technology; professional associations; or any setting where adults are learning or need to learn. The traditional knowledge bases of this interdisciplinary field include adult learning and teaching, adult development, program planning and evaluation, community and organizational development,  organizational and community learning, and a rich literature on adult learning/education and social justice.

Students learn to team with faculty and field professionals beyond classroom experiences as demonstrated in our most recent student contributions. To see a preview of our current faculty research interests click here

Congratulations to our Spring 2016 Ph.D. Graduates

In the News...

Dr. Joellen Coryell works with collegues at the Università degli Studi di Padova (University of Padova, Italy) this November

Dr. Ann Brooks elected chair of Commission of Professors of Adult Education

Dr. Ross-Gordon Inducted into International and Adult Continuing Education Hall of Fame

Two APCE Students named 2015-16 TABPHE Fellows


Watch our video about the APCE Program created by APCE students

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