AdEd – Program Overview
The Master of Arts in Education in Adult Education requires a minimum of 36-semester hours. Core courses address program development, instructional strategies, the nature of adult learning and development, the organization and administration of adult education programs, and an introduction to the field of adult education. The Research Problems in Education course provides foundational knowledge on how to use, plan, and conduct research. Elective courses in adult education address the diverse areas of adult education practice as well as the diversity of adult learners.
To graduate, students must complete and present a cumulative portfolio. For any student planning to continue into a doctoral program, a thesis option to the portfolio is strongly encouraged. If a student does not have direct work experience in an adult education setting, an internship option is available. In addition, the program offers three graduate certificates as add-ons to the Masters or as stand-alone credentials.