The Master of Arts in Education Adult Learning
concentration prepares graduates to develop and deliver programs that serve the unique educational needs of adult learners. The program is designed primarily for educators who intend to teach or are teaching adults in community college and university settings. Five of the courses meet Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) certification requirements. The degree would also benefit training specialists who work in business, government or nonprofit organizations.
Through the program, you will obtain the knowledge and skills to:
- Create transformative learning experiences that meet the needs of adult learners at various life stages.
- Critically examine issues, trends and current research in the field of adult learning.
- Demonstrate an awareness of and sensitivity to issues of diversity and multiculturalism as they impact motivation and social change in adult education.
- Utilize a repertoire of practices for use in a variety of adult learning contexts.
- Evaluate and apply best practices in the use of technology in adult education.
- Exhibit an understanding of organizations and policies that inform practice in adult learning settings.
- Use data and research to inform practice and make context-specific decisions affecting adult learners.
Completion of the Master of Arts in Education Adult Learning degree requires a total of 33 credit hours and can be accomplished in two years. To accommodate the busy schedules of working professionals, the majority of the coursework will be offered in an online format.
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