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Adult Education

Online M.A.E. – Adult Education Program Requirements

Adult Education Program – General Concentration

Adult Education – Community & Technical College Concentration

Adult Education - Higher Education Concentration

Adult Education - Training and Development Concentration


Adult Education – General Concentration

30 Semester Hours


Core Courses (9 hours)

Course Title Hours
ADED 510 Introduction to Adult Education 3.0
ADED 520 Methods for Teaching Adults 3.0
ADED 611 Adult Learning and Development 3.0

Additional Adult Education Courses (6 hours)

Course Title Hours
ADED 530 Program Planning for Adults 3.0
ADED 540 History and Philosophy of Adult Education 3.0

Electives (6 hours)

Courses may be selected from the following or from other courses with prior approval of advisor.

Course Title Hours
ADED 598 Adult Education Seminar 3.0
CNS 555 Social and Cultural Diversity in Counseling 3.0
CNS 556 Developmental Career Counseling 3.0
CNS 557 Human and Family Development in Counseling 3.0
CNS 572 American College Student 3.0
CNS 574 Student Development in Higher Education 3.0
CNS 577 Counseling Concepts and Applications for Student Affairs Professionals 3.0
CNS 580 Family Life Studies 3.0
CNS 586 Parenting Issues 3.0
CNS 667 Drug Abuse Counseling 3.0
CNS 670 Parameters of Law in Student Affairs and Higher Education 3.0
EXED 516 Exceptional Child: Perspectives and Issues 3.0
EXED 518 Seminar: Contemporary Challenges in Spec. Ed. 3.0
EXED 534 Seminar: Research in Exceptional Child Education 3.0
LTCY 519 Foundations of Reading Instruction 3.0
LTCY 523 Diagnostic Reading Procedures for Classroom Teachers 3.0
LME 535 Survey of Educational Technology Practices 3.0
LME 537 Principles of Educational Technology Practices 3.0
PSY 510 Advanced Education Psychology 3.0
PSY 511 Psychology of Learning 3.0
 

Research Foundations (3 hours)

Course Title Hours
EDFN 500 Research Methods 3.0
or equivalent as approved by advisor. Research Methods courses are required to be completed in the first 12 hours of the program.

Students may take one of the following two options:

Thesis Option (6 hours)

Course Title Hours
ADED 599 Thesis 6.0

**** or ****

Non-Thesis Option (6 hours)

Course Title Hours
ADED 590 Adult Education Practicum 3.0
ADED 597 Directed Study in Adult Education 3.0

Adult Education - Community & Technical College Concentration

39 Semester Hours


Core Courses (9 hours)

Course Title Hours
ADED 510 Introduction to Adult Education 3.0
ADED 520 Methods for Teaching Adults 3.0
ADED 611 Adult Learning and Development 3.0

Additional Higher Education Course (3 hours)

Course Title Hours
EDFN 612 Seminar in Community College Teaching 3.0

Discipline Courses (18 hours)

Eighteen hours of content specific courses related to the student’s teaching discipline in technical or community colleges

Research Foundations (3 hours)

Course Title Hours
EDFN 500 Research Methods 3.0
or equivalent as approved by advisor. Research Methods courses are required to be completed in the first 12 hours of the program.

Capstone Experience (6 hours)

Course Title Hours
ADED 590 Internship in Community/Technical College Teaching 3.0
ADED 597 Directed Study in Adult Education 3.0

 

**** or ****

Thesis Option (6 hours)

Course Title Hours
ADED 599 Thesis 6.0

Adult Education – Higher Education Concentration

30 Semester Hours


Core Courses (9 hours)

Course Title Hours
ADED 510 Introduction to Adult Education 3.0
ADED 520 Methods for Teaching Adults 3.0
ADED 611 Adult Learning and Development 3.0

Electives (12 hours)

Courses may be selected from the following or from other courses with prior approval of advisor.

Course Title Hours
ADED 530 Program Planning for Adults 3.0
EDFN 612 Seminar in Community College Teaching 3.0
EDFN 685 Issues in Higher Education 3.0
EDFN 675 Higher Education in America 3.0
EDLD 721 Postsecondary Change and Culture 3.0
EDLD 724 Leadership in Community and Technical Colleges 3.0
EDLD 728 Postsecondary Economics and Finance 3.0
ID 570 Principles of Instructional Design 3.0
ID 573 Instructional Performance and Task Analysis 3.0
ID 583 Training Materials 3.0
ID 585 Distance Delivery Systems 3.0

Research Foundations (3 hours)

Course Title Hours
EDFN 500 Research Methods 3.0
or equivalent as approved by advisor. Research Methods courses are required to be completed in the first 12 hours of the program.

Capstone Experience (6 hours)

Course Title Hours
ADED 590 Internship in Community/Technical College Teaching 3.0
ADED 597 Directed Study in Adult Education 3.0

 

**** or **** 

Thesis Option (6 hours)

Course Title Hours
ADED 599 Thesis 6.0

Adult Education – Training and Development Concentration

30 Semester Hours

Core Courses (9 hours)

Course Title Hours
ADED 510 Introduction to Adult Education 3.0
ADED 520 Methods for Teaching Adults 3.0
ADED 611 Adult Development and Learning 3.0

Additional Required Courses (6 hours)

Course Title Hours
ADED 530 Program Planning for Adults 3.0
PSY 773 Employee Training and Development Issues for Organizational Leaders 3.0

Electives (6 hours): Select from the following or from other courses as approved by advisor:

Course Title Hours
ID 570 Principles of Instructional Design 3.0
ID 573 Instructional Performance and Task Analysis 3.0
ID 577 Management of Instructional Systems 3.0
ID 581 Ethical and Legal Issues in Instructional Design 3.0
ID 583 Training Methods 3.0
ID 585 Distance Delivery Systems 3.0
ID 587 Issues and Problems in Instructional Design 3.0
ID 595 Advanced Instructional Design Studio 3.0
LME 535 Survey of Educational Technology Practices 3.0 
LME 537 Principles of Education Technology Applications 3.0
LME 545 Education Technology Production 3.0
LME 547 Integration of Education Technology 3.0
EDFN 501 Educational Statistics 3.0
EDFN 601 Applied Statistics and Design 3.0
EDFN 603 Qualitative Research in Education 3.0
CNS 555 Social and Cultural Diversity in Counseling 3.0
CNS 590 Group Dynamics in Student Affairs and Higher Education 3.0

Research Foundations (3 hours)

Course Title Hours
EDFN 500 Research Methods 3.0
or equivalent as approved by advisor. Research Methods courses are required to be completed in the first 12 hours of the program.

Students may take one of the following two options:

Course Title Hours
ADED 599 Thesis Option 3.0

Or, Non-Thesis Option (6 hours)

Course Title Hours
ADED 590 Adult Education Practicum 3.0
ADED 597 Directed Study in Adult Education 3.0
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