2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

Master of Arts in Adult and Community Education

30-33 credits

This program provides students with enhanced concepts and competencies in designing, implementing, and evaluating educational programs for adults in a variety of public and private educational settings. The program provides students with an understanding of how educational, social, political, and economic systems interface within communities. The program seeks to develop individuals who are committed to fostering learning as a lifelong process and in creating learning organizations and societies. It is possible to complete the Master of Arts in Adult and Community Education via distance education or online options.

Degree requirements

The MA degree requires completion of at least 30 credits of graduate course work. A minimum of 18 credits must be completed in the major, supplemented by a research course and electives from the major or related subjects. If students choose electives from the major, they are encouraged to design an area of concentration (9 credits) in either adult or community education. Students must maintain GPAs of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale. An exact program is designated to fit students’ needs and meet degree requirements.

Core requirements

EDAC 631Adult and Community Education

3

EDAC 632Organizing Adult and Community Education Programs

3

EDAC 634The Adult as a Learner

3

EDAC 635Strategies for Teaching Adults

3

EDAC 638Program Planning in Community and Adult Education

3

EDAC 648The Community Educator

3

Research requirement

EDPS 640Methodology of Educational and Psychological Research

3

or

EDST 660Ethnographic Research in Education

3

or

EDST 697The Grant Process and Research

3

or

THES 698Thesis

1 TO 6

Total Credit Hours:3-6

9 additional credits in adult and community education or from any other related field.

Adult Education

EDAC 629Psychology of Adult Adjustment

3

EDAC 655Continuing Education for Professionals

3

EDAC 699Internship in Adult and Community Education

2 TO 6

EDST 671Evaluation of Educational Programs

3

EDST 680Staff Development to Strengthen Curriculum

3

Community Education

EDAC 644Collaborative Learning in Adult, Higher, and Community Education

3

EDAC 646Working with Volunteers in Community Agencies

3

EDAC 681Managing Community Education

3

EDAC 699Internship in Adult and Community Education

2 TO 6

EDCU 675Evaluation of Educational Personnel to Strengthen Curriculum

3

EDST 671Evaluation of Educational Programs

3

Total Credit Hours:9