Program Options

The Master of Science degree in Adult Education requires a minimum of thirty-six (36) graduate credit hours.  This degree offers two program options for students, thesis or non-thesis.  Both tracks provide knowledge, skills, and dispositions in selected concentration areas.

Research Concentration (Thesis Option)

In lieu of taking the master's comprehensive examination, thesis candidates will defend their completed research before their respective faculty advisor committee.

Practice Concentration (Non-Thesis Option)

In consultation with his or her advisor, the learner may elect to pursue a designated practice concentration or develop a unique concentration from among university-wide course offerings that are tailored to his or her career interests and goals.

Non-Thesis Concentration Areas

The candidate's concentration area is determined in collaboration with his/her faculty advisor, approved by the Department of Human Development and Services and the Graduate School.

Certificate in Community College Teaching
The Adult Education Program also offers The Community College Teaching Certificate, which consists of 15 credits from the Adult Education Community College Teaching Concentration. Students must be enrolled full-time in the Adult Education program to be eligible for this certificate.