Community Education

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:

Community Education

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:
  • directors of educational gerontology
  • community activists
  • agency supervisors/directors
  • program planners,
  • program facilitators/planners
  • community leaders/organizers
  • facilitators/educational directors at museums, zoological parks, libraries, or other cultural institutions
  • directors of professional or voluntary organizations
  • cooperative extension professional

community education