The Adult Education Program provides prospective graduate students with three curricular options, which can be completed entirely online or in the classroom: a 30-credit-hour master of science (M.S.) degree, a 12-credit Adult Education graduate certificate, and a 12-credit Human Resource Development graduate certificate.
The master of science (M.S.) degree prepares professionals for careers in adult education and human resource development. The degree program combines a sound theoretical base with practical experiences, including an internship.
Career options for graduates of this program are wide-ranging. For example, community agencies employ educators to conduct literacy, personnel development, and workforce preparation programs. Similarly, businesses employ human resource development professionals to train new and experienced workers. Graduates of the program also are prepared to pursue doctoral study in adult education.
The focused 12-credit-hour Adult Education graduate certificate program is ideal for adult educators who want to complement their areas of expertise with a core knowledge of adult education. Students learn theory, methods, and evaluation approaches. Credits can be applied toward the M.S. in adult education.
The competitive 12-credit-hour Human Resource Development certificate is designed to impart essential skills and competencies to professional Human Resource practitioners. Graduates use these skills to develop a more competetive workforce.