M.Ed. in Adult Education
The graduate program in Adult Education is designed for individuals pursuing a career in school nursing, educators, trainers and development professionals in industrial and workforce training, and informal learning settings such as museums, libraries, health and wellness centers, prisons and other settings serving adult learners.
This program will provide in-depth training in the following competencies:
- Program planning
- Identification or creation of adult-level instructional materials.
- Methods for delivering training or education, methods to assess adult learning, and training in the use of technology to design and deliver instruction.
The cognate portion of the degree is an individualized specialty area of study encompassing the student’s interests and needs, yet related to the major area of study, Adult Education. All students are required to complete a cognate area of study consisting of a minimum of twelve (12) semester hours. Cognates are unique to each student based on their area of interest and potential research agenda.
The Master of Education in Adult Education comprises 30 hours of coursework. Students may select one of the following cognates (12 credit hours):
- Organizational Administration and Change
- Criminal Justice
- Education Technology
- School Nurse
- Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
- Custom: Requires department approval