Doctor of Education / Higher Education & Adult Learning
Walden University

Program Details

Graduates of this Doctor of Education specializing in Higher Education and Adult Learning will be prepared to design, develop, and lead successful adult learning programs in multiple settings. Skills learned in this online Adult Education degree program can be applied to higher education institutions, corporations, and workforce development programs.

Students will examine adult learning theories, learn best practices for program planning and assessment, and develop leadership skills to encourage and motivate adult learners. Applied research and practical coursework within this online Higher Education degree program allows graduates to create effective learning experiences for adults. 

Class topics include the following:

  • Understanding the adult learner
  • Leadership of higher education programs for adult learners
  • Designing instruction for eLearning
  • Leading the future of education

% Online

Mostly Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Walden University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Application Requirements

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

Additional Info

  • Students are required to attend one face-to-face residency.

Restricted States

Idaho, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota