Andragogy is one part of the broader international field of adult education, human resource development, and lifelong learning.
Andragogy may be defined as a scientific discipline for study of the research, theory, processes, technology, practice, and anything else of value and benefit including learning, teaching, instructing, guiding, leading, and modeling/exemplifying a way of life that would help to facilitate and bring adults to their full degree of humaneness. Andragogy is one part of the broader international field of adult education, human resource development, and lifelong learning.
The EdD program at Lindenwood University was expanded to include an andragogy strand in response to a growing need for professional educational leaders in areas other than K-12 education to receive a doctoral degree of distinction serving the needs of adult learners and lifelong learning in areas such as higher education, police, fire fighting, business, military, corporate training, healthcare, religious organizations, executive leadership, communities, municipalities, social service agencies, and human resource development.
Courses in this program are offered face-to-face, online, and as a hybrid to meet the needs of working adults.