Doctor of Education / Higher Education & Adult Learning
Walden University

Program Details

The Higher Education and Adult Learning specialization is designed for professionals who plan to design, develop, and lead successful adult learning programs within higher education institutions, corporations, and workforce development settings. You will examine adult learning theories, learn best practices for facilitating program planning and assessment, and develop leadership skills to effectively engage and motivate adults to create change across their institutions and workplaces. Through applied research and practical coursework, this higher education adult learning specialization will enable you to develop the expertise to empower lifelong learners and assess effective learning experiences for adults.

Note: This program does not lead to teacher licensure or certification. Teachers are advised to contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for salary advancement.


Students will be required to attend one face-to-face residency.

  • Must have a master's degree or higher
  • Official transcripts
  • Materials you are required to submit may vary depending on the academic program to which you apply

Special Accreditation

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation Statement

The Higher Learning Commission