Adult Education

Mission

The mission of the Adult and Continuing Education Program at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is to prepare effective adult educators who are change agents within local and international communities. Learning is achievable through quality curriculum, teaching, research and technological opportunities.

Through local, state, national and/or international collaborative partnerships, the program engages participants in praxis and research activities with scholars in the academy and the broader community.

We are located in 329 Proctor Hall and can be reached at 336-334-7916. More information about the program can be found by visiting the following links.

Goals

To assist and support the preparation of adult learners in positions as administrators, programmers, teachers, and trainers in the following settings: schools, colleges, voluntary agencies, human resource organizations, professional associations and correctional institutions. A strong emphasis is placed on academic research and grant writing in the Black Diaspora.

To engage in community service activities, work with existing graduate adult education associations, campus organizations, alumni, and continuing education programs, and others that are relevant to the field.

Objectives

  • Provide an interdisciplinary focus for conducting educational research
  • Introduce the fundamental nature, function and scope of adult education
  • Become aware of the various instructional methods and learning styles associated with the adult learner
  • Explore and critique adult learning and development theories
  • Facilitate the understanding of adult education program processes-planning, organizing, implementing, budgeting, and evaluating

Program Accreditation

The Adult Education program is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). It also follows professional standards devised by the Commission of Professors of Adult Education.