The College of Education offers online graduate work leading to Master of Education (Ed.M.), Doctor of Education (Ed.D.), and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees with a major in Adult and Higher Education.
Master of Education (Ed.M.)
The Master of Education in Adult and Higher Education is offered fully online in partnership with College of Education and Ecampus. Applications open in September 2017 for fall 2018 start. Priority will be given to applications received by June 1, 2018. Please contact Erich Pitcher, 541-737-3574, for more information.
The Master of Education (Ed.M.) program prepares professionals in education, curriculum development, and training to be able to work with adult learners in the following areas:
- Human resources within for-profit corporations and not-for-profit agencies
- Organizations involved in systems development
- Developmental education programs in community colleges
- In a variety of additional higher education settings.
This program is guided by the Academy of Human Resource Development Standards, a professional organization recognized internationally.
The Ed.M. degree in Adult and Higher Education is an fully online cohort model designed to be completed within a three to four-year period.
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Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Note: International students are not eligible to apply. Due to the hybrid nature of this program (in person and online), international students are unable to obtain an appropriate educational visa. For more information contact International Admissions.
The Adult and Higher Education major offers two options:
- Community College Leadership (CCL)
- Leadership in Higher Education (LHE) (offered for fall 2017)
Candidates will pursue their chosen option either in an EdD or PhD designation (with permission from coordinator Erich Pitcher), depending upon the purpose and approach of their research study and the intended role to be sought after successful completion of the degree. Both options require completion of courses in foundational and research cores, internship hours, and thesis courses. Students take a minimum of 12 credits of specialty content courses in either option.
Both options are part-time, cohort-based that meet face-to-face and online, and designed to be completed within a three- to four-year period.
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