Practice Concentrations (Non-Thesis Option):
In consultation with his or her advisor, non-thesis participants individually develop practice concentrations within adult education consisting of a minimum of 15 graduate credit hours. Participants may develop unique concentrations from among graduate courses offered university-wide, or may elect to pursue one of four designated concentrations. The courses presented represent the recommended courses for the following concentration:
The purpose of the Community Education concentration is to provide a framework for the examination of concepts like lifelong learning, community of learners, older learners, non-formal, and informal educational processes. It also seeks to identify, analyze, and evaluate the educational dimensions of community efforts and activities as they emerge in the natural course of community life with an emphasis on tools/resources required to support lifelong educational practice.
Future Job Opportunities: community activists, agency supervisors/directors, program planners, agency counselors, program facilitators/planners, community leaders/organizers, directors of professional organizations, media organizers, and other community roles.
ADED 771 - Program Development in Community Education
ADED 772 - Program Management in Community Education
ADED 711 - Social Gerontology
ADED 712 - Developmental Adult Education
One Approved Elective