Certificate in Adult Education

Certificate Level: Graduate
Admission Requirements: Bachelor's degree
Certificate Type: Graduate
Number of Credits to Completion: 18.0
Instructional Delivery: Online
Calendar Type: Quarter

Expected Time to Completion: 2 years
Financial Aid Eligibility: Aid eligible
Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code: 13.1201
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 25-3011


The certificate in adult education prepares students to develop curricular and instructional strategies focused on the unique needs and characteristics of adult learners. The planned program will utilize authentic problems to address and solve including a practicum in an adult education situation.

The certificate is comprised of six courses focused on the theoretical foundations, research and professional practice of adult education. The certificate provides applicable course and fieldwork opportunities for students pursuing careers in a variety of professional settings, including, but not limited to education, business and health care. 

EDAE 601Foundations of Adult Education3.0
EDAE 602Adult Learning and Development3.0
EDAE 603Program Planning: Assessment & Evaluation of Adult Education3.0
EDAE 604Instructional Design and Delivery Strategies3.0
EDAE 605Instructional Skills for Teaching Adults Online3.0
EDAE 606Transformative Learning in Practice: Practicum in Adult Education3.0
Total Credits18.0
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