The Ed.M. program in Adult Learning and Leadership is structured around a sequence of core courses, research requirements and electives. A culminating project is required at all times. In addition to three required Foundations courses, students may choose courses to take in the following areas: adult development; adult learning theory and applications; program development and evaluation; systems learning; leadership; strategy and management; human resource development; group dynamics; organizational behavior; technology; conflict resolution; and research.
At least one course is to be taken (or in some cases, transferred from prior accredited graduate study) in each of these twelve areas no matter what the degree level. Many of these courses are offered by the Program or the Department; other courses can be taken elsewhere in Teachers College or Columbia University.
The mission of the Adult Learning and Leadership program at Teachers College at Columbia University is to empower graduates as facilitators of learning across the lifespan – in and outside of classrooms and virtual learning spaces. We emphasize leadership for reflective, proactive and transformational learning. Our students help individual adults learn, and they help organizations, institutions, and communities learn from and with those adults. Hence, our focus on adult education and organizational learning that shapes, and is shaped by diverse views and cultures through societal learning.
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- Leadership Theory
- Personal Leadership
- Principles of Leadership
- Adult Learning
- Decision Making and Leadership
- Culture and Leadership
- Group and Leadership
- 12 months
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DisciplinesManagement, Organisation & Leadership Adult Education View 1740 other Masters in Management, Organisation & Leadership in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Applicants from the U.S. are required to hold, or be in the process of obtaining, a 120-credit baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution as recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
- International applicants must hold, or be in the process of obtaining, the equivalent of a 120-credit U.S. baccalaureate degree.
- All applicants must have a conferred baccalaureate degree before matriculating at Teachers College.
International1768 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1768 USD per credit during 12 months.
National1768 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1768 USD per credit during 12 months.
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