Adult Education M.Ed.
Degree Requirements: 30 Credit Hours
The program in adult education shall prepare individuals who are trainers and educators to better disseminate their knowledge to others. The program of study will require students to:
- Develop a deeper, comprehensive understanding of the adult learner through a plan of study which builds upon prior professional preparation and experience.
- Interpret adult behavior through exploration theories and research findings related to the physical, social, emotional, intellectual and moral development of the adult learner.
- Investigate historical and philosophical factors which influence curriculum and pedagogy/andragogy for the adult learner.
- Plan and facilitate lessons that elevate their learners’ subject matter knowledge and skills.
- Implement developmentally responsive practices that reflect the philosophical foundations of education.
- Employ best practices in the use of assessment using a variety of strategies to meet the varying abilities and learning styles of all learners.
- Implement appropriate instructional strategies designed according to learner variables and academic discipline.
- Understand the importance of working collaboratively with a variety of stakeholders.
- Engage in practices and behaviors that develop competence as professionals.
- An earned bachelor’s or master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
- A minimum overall undergraduate grade point average of 2.50 OR in most recent degree.
- Two (2) letters of recommendation.
- A letter of intent (following the program’s approved format).
Program of Study
|Adult Education Core 1|
|ADED 7100||History and Theory of Adult Education and Literacy||3|
|ADED 7110||Psychology of The Adult Learner||3|
|ADED 7120||Program Planning and Evaluation||3|
|ADED 7170||Research and Grant Writing in Adult Learning||3|
|ADED 7180||Cultural Diversity and Community Development||3|
|ADED 7250||Training & Development In the Workplace||3|
|ADED 7260||Issues and Strategies||3|
|ADED 7310||Online Learning Environment||3|
|EDUR 7130||Educational Research||3|
|ADED 7500||Workplace Application||3|
|Total Credit Hours||30|
Special topics courses or courses transferred from another graduate institution may be used to satisfy specialized content or elective requirements, if approved by advisor.
Other Program Requirements
- All course work and assigned exit projects must be completed and earn the candidate an overall 3.0 or higher grade point average.
- All requirements for the degree must be completed in seven (7) years from the official date of admission.
This program does not lead to initial teacher certification.