Teachers College, Columbia University
Adult Education Guided Intensive Study (AEGIS)
Ed.D. - Adult Education Guided Intensive Study
AEGIS is a highly selective, fast-track cohort program leading to the Ed.D. in Adult Education Guided Intensive Study for mid-career professionals who work full time, and who choose to pursue a doctorate in a concentrated format. The program emphasizes leadership for adult education and organizational learning. Scholar practitioners are helped to examine and critique theory and professional experience. The program is designed for experienced, self-directed professionals capable of completing a rigorous program emphasizing guided independent study. Coursework is completed over a two-year period. A new cohort begins in June of odd years (i.e., 2007, 2009). Participants attend a concentrated three-week session at Teachers College in each of three summers. During the academic year, they meet for Friday evening and Saturday seminars four times each semester for a total of four semesters. Due to state requirements attendance in all class sessions is mandatory. Absence will result in having to withdraw from the AEGIS program (“step out”) with some possibility of re-enrolling with a subsequent cohort (at the same stage of progress through the sequence). Should a student step out of the program, tuition refund, if any, will be handled on a case by case basis. Courses are not open to students from other programs. Special tuition: $9,400 per semester for cohort beginning summer 2009. Tuition is subject to change.
Facts & Figures
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive
Locale: Large City
Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999