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Major 

Adult Education Graduate Major (EDM, MAIS)

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College of Education


Graduate Areas of Concentration

Organization development and training, work force development, workplace and adult skills development



The EdM in Adult Education degree prepares adult education specialists for the following roles:

Role #1 Instructional Leader

Role Description: Applies contemporary theories of adult learning and development to determine appropriate ways to respond to the needs of adult learners.

Applicable Courses:

AHE 510. Internship (1–18)
AHE 547. Instructional Strategies for Adult Learners (4)
AHE 553. Adult Learning and Development (4)

Role #2 Instructional System Designer

Role Description: Designs and evaluates outcomes-based learning systems, tools, and media that meet identified needs of adult learners.

Applicable Courses:

AHE 510. Internship (1–18)
AHE 531. Instructional Systems Design I (4)
AHE 532. Instructional Systems Design II (4)
AHE 539. Designing Training Documentation (4)
AHE 547. Instructional Strategies for Adult Learners (4)
AHE 553. Adult Learning and Development (4)

Role #3 Organizational Leader

Role Description: Promotes the transformation of traditional organizations into participative learning organizations.

Applicable Courses:

AHE 510. Internship (1–18)
AHE 534. Organizations and Systems Theory (4)
AHE 567. Leadership Development and Human Relations (4)

Role #4 Action Researcher

Role Description: Systematically inquires into, improves, and reports on own professional practice, and disseminates new insights into the field of adult education.

Applicable Courses:

AHE 510. Internship (1–18)
AHE 532. Instructional Systems Design II (4)
AHE 533. Needs Assessment and Research (4)
AHE 547. Instructional Strategies for Adult Learners (4)

Role #5 Instructional Technology Leader

Role Description: Identifies and selects appropriate technologies to assist in the learning and development of organizational processes of institutional settings.

Applicable Courses:

AHE 510. Internship (1–18)
AHE 539. Designing Training Documentation (4)
AHE 547. Instructional Strategies for Adult Learners (4)
AHE 553. Adult Learning and Development (4)
AHE 522–525. Instructional Technology I–IV (1,1,1,1)

Degree Requirements

The EdM in Adult Education degree requires a minimum of 45 credits beyond the baccalaureate degree to complete the program.

Admission

Admission is selective and competitive. Factors considered in making admission decisions include: completion of a bachelor’s degree, cumulative grade-point average (3.00 in the last 90 graded credits of the bachelor’s degree and all postbaccalaureate course work), written and oral communication skills, career objectives and commitment, career experience, and professional references.

Applicants submit a letter of intent, résumé, transcripts, three letters of recommendation, writing sample, and application questionnaire. Following an initial screening, applicants may be interviewed by a member of the faculty by telephone or in person.



Major Code: 2070

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