Master of Education in Adult Education
This program embodies a progressive and coherent prospectus in the following fundamental areas:
The theoretical and philosophical foundations of adult education
The underlying implications, characteristics, and broad scope of adult education
Critical thinking toward social change in adult education The leadership and facilitation needed for adult learning and development
Adult education research
Program Goals/Learning Outcomes
Learners completing the MED in Adult Education will:
Describe the foundations of adult education history, philosophies, learning theories, and critical thinking toward social change
Explore how adults develop and examine the impact of the aging process on learning
Develop programs and design courses using various facilitation methods for adults in education and training environments
Apply adult education and training concepts to meet workforce education needs
Explore adult education theory, concepts, and philosophies from a global perspective
Recognize current adult education literature, interpret research, and conduct a final project
Recognize personal leadership style in the management of adult education programs through an analysis of ethical and policy related issues Identify adult education as a professional field of study.
Each applicant must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited United States institution of higher learning or four years of equivalent full-time college work from an accredited international institution. The minimum undergraduate grade point average (GPA) required for admission is 3.00 on a 4.00 scale. Students with a GPA between 2.75 and 3.0 may be considered for admission if they provide an acceptable GRE or GMAT score taken within the past five years of application date, or meet other requirements per the program director’s discretion. In some circumstances, probationary status may be granted to those who do not meet minimum admission standards.Although entrance test scores by themselves do not constitute the sole or final criterion for granting or denying admission to any student, each program that uses test scores will consider them, in combination with other criteria, as an essential part of the requirements for granting full admission. Applicants who hold a master's degree are not required to submit scores on GRE or GMAT. Admission may be withdrawn if it was granted on the basis of substantially incorrect information or on the omission of relevant facts, which, if known at the time of the admission, would have resulted in denial. In order to complete the application process, applicants must submit to the Graduate School the following documents unless otherwise indicated by policy:
An application for graduate admission.
An application fee.
An official transcript of the bachelor's degree sent to the Graduate School by the issuing institution.
An official record of the score on the aptitude portions of the GRE or GMAT, whichever is appropriate, and if required, sent directly to the Graduate School by the testing agency.