Doctor of Education in Teaching & Learning / Adult Learning – Qualitative Research
Grand Canyon University

Program Details

The Doctor of Education (EdD) in Teaching and Learning with an Emphasis in Adult Learning degree is designed for those who wish to not only teach, but to lead collegiate and adult learners. This doctorate in adult education program helps graduates prepare for and practice the research-based strategies that improve adult learning.

Adult education degree holders from GCU may become leaders at the college and university-level, striving to bring positive experiences to post-secondary and adult learners. Not only will adult education degree learners study industry trends, they will also implement new strategies based on research they've personally conducted.

Doctoral degrees allow students to engage in their own research and bring advancements to their field. This EdD program engages students in qualitative research into adult learning to generate new research and improve methods of adult learning.

Qualitative research is a form of exploratory research methods that focuses on finding meaning and motivation through observation and analysis. Throughout the qualitative EdD program, you will employ qualitative research methodology to conduct your dissertation.

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School Accreditation & Licensing

Grand Canyon University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Grand Canyon University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (, an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Additional Materials May Be Requested, Official College Transcript(s)