Capella University Online Education Degree Programs

PhD in Ed-Postsecondary and Adult Education

Improve your qualifications in adult education and college teaching, one of the ten fastest growing occupations in the United States. Through this doctorate program from Capella University, you will earn two valuable and essential credentials as part of this specialization — a postsecondary and adult education PhD and a Post-master's Certificate in College Teaching. The curriculum in this online degree program focuses on theories of adult learning and distance education, critical analysis, research skills, best practices in postsecondary adult instruction, and application of theory and research to develop effective learning environments for individuals from a variety of backgrounds. People who choose this specialization are often pursuing postsecondary faculty positions or education leadership positions in a variety of adult learning settings, including higher education institutions, businesses, nonprofit organizations, and the military.