Master's Degree Specialization – M. Ed. "Adult Education"
This master's degree specialization is for persons who will or do work within programs of adult education in contexts other than higher education institutions. Community education, religious education, workplace training and development, wellness education, and many other types of adult education programs need professionals who understand their core adult education functions and their adult learners. This program plan is designed to complement one's content expertise (gained outside of the A&HE program) with adult education function skills and adult learner awareness. A minimum of 30 credit hours is required.
Adult Education Core Course (12 Credit Hours)
- EDLD 501 Foundations of Adult Education (3)
- EDLD 504 Teaching and Learning in Adult Education (3)
- EDLD 511 Program Planning and Assessment (3)
- EDLD 513 Resource and Program Management (3)
Statistics and Research Courses (6 Credit Hours)
- EDCI 501 Educational Statistics I (3)
- EDCI 506 Applied Educational Research (3)
Electives or Internship or Program Thesis (12 Credit Hours)
Twelve hours of electives which may include some Internship or Program Thesis hours. Electives can include other higher education/student affairs courses.
Students with no professional experience working in an adult education program must provide evidence of having gained such experience prior to completing the program plan or they must register for a three-credit adult education internship (EDLD 576).
The Ed. D.
For students completing this plan of study, admission to A&HE's Ed.D. specialization related to higher education will be contingent on the student's professional history and ambitions, academic record, and A&HE's ability to offer the student a Updated 5/12/2010 new, academically challenging, comprehensive course of study.
Program Plan Changes
The student may make limited changes to the above-described program plan with the chair's approval.