Jones International University Announces a New Degree Program – Doctorate of Education in Adult Education Leadership

Denver, Colo., (January 6, 2011) – Jones International University® (JIU®), one of the nation’s leading online educational institutions, officially launched a new Doctorate of Education in Adult Education Leadership program.  The program is designed to present an immersive educational experience for adult learners who are looking to maximize their career potential. 

JIU is constantly looking for ways to enrich their program offerings for current and potential students, as well as alumni. The Doctorate of Education in Adult Education Leadership is a versatile new degree program that encompasses the exacting model of the International Board of Standards for Training, Performance and Instruction. 

“JIU constantly seeks new and innovative programs that meet the needs of its constituents,” says Dr. Debora Scheffel, Dean of the JIU School of Education. “The newly developed EdD in Adult Education Leadership is a program that is designed to develop leaders in the business of teaching and educating adults. We look forward to partnering with adult learners who are investing their lives in the important work of developing others in their chosen areas of expertise.”  

With a holistic curriculum that includes research, written examination and a formal proposal and dissertation research, the Adult Education Leadership Doctorate Degree program is an ideal option for those looking to accelerate their personal and career goals. The versatility of the program adapts seamlessly to a multitude of career paths with a specific focus on those with backgrounds in higher education, human resources, staff development and training positions within health care, military and government organizations.  

“This program is fully online, providing an optimized educational opportunity based on proprietary online learning tools that are the hallmarks of Jones International University,” says Director of Doctoral Programs, Roy Sutton. “The benefits of an education at JIU include small class-sizes, personal and individualized one-on-one counseling and focused coursework specifically designed to enhance the online learning process.” 

JIU is now accepting applications for The Doctorate of Education in Adult Education Leadership degree program.  To learn more about the courses and apply for admission, go to   

About Jones International University®, Ltd. (JIU®)

As the pioneer in online education, Jones International University offers an unparalleled online educational experience that provides essential tools and strategies for career starters, career changers, and career advancers around the globe. It offers an array of online undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees and professional certificate programs in the fields of business administration, education, and business communication.  It employs some of the greatest minds from many of the world’s leading universities. JIU was the first entirely virtual university in the U.S. to be granted regional accreditation* and continues to make its mark as the Gold Standard Online University®. Visit

*Jones International University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.  The HLC may be contacted at 800.621.7440 or

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