This major in the Ed.D. for Adult, Higher, and Community Education emphasizes the development of administrative and teaching skills specifically for community college environments, an area where Ball State is uniquely qualified in developing community college leaders.

You will take 15 credit hours in the major and will select three elective courses in consultation with the director of the doctoral program and your doctoral committee. Courses are offered all year (fall/spring/summer) and more than half of your courses can be taken online.

Required (15 credit hours):

  • EDCC 698 Community College Leadership Seminar (9 credit hours)
  • EDCC 641 Community College and Diversity (3 credit hours)
  • EDAC 634 Adult Learner (3 credit hours)

Elective Courses (9 credit hours)

  • EDAC 635 Strategies for Teaching Adults (3 credit hours)
  • EDAC 648 The Community Educator (3 credit hours)
  • EDAC 681 Managing Community Education (3 credit hours)
  • EDHI 609 Preparing for the Professoriate Teaching in Higher Education (3 credit hours)
  • EDHI 611 Teaching and Curriculum Issues in Higher Education (3 credit hours)
  • EDHI 613 Administration and Finance in Higher Education (3 credit hours)
  • EDHI 675 Legal Issues (3 credit hours)
  • EDST 697 The Grant Process and Research (3 credit hours)