2020-21 Catalogs

Certificate of Advanced Study in Adult Learning

The Post-Master's Certificate of Advanced Study in Adult Learning is designed for the experienced educator–teacher, counselor, administrator, program planner, or policy maker–who works with adults in any educational setting, or seeks to explore the use of adult learning strategies as an alternative educational approach for working with younger learners. The thirty (30)-credit program emphasizes personal learning as a central theme, both as an approach to educator development and as a set of concepts and tools for working with adults in schools, businesses, social service agencies, hospitals, and other community organizations where adult education programs are planned and delivered. This is an individualized, flexible program which permits students to apply their learning to field-based projects.

Total Required Credits: 30

Required Courses (9 credits)
     HRD 600 History and Philosophy of Adult Education
     HRD 631 The Adult Learner

HRD 600 and HRD 631 will be waived for students who have a master's degree in adult education or who have taken these courses previously. These students will take six credits of advisor-approved coursework instead.

HRD 685 CAS in Adult Learning Completion Project (3 credits)

There are four options available for the CAS in Adult Learning Completion Project:         

  1. Planning and conducting a field-based action research study in collaboration with a local adult education program or some other agency/organization.
  2. Researching and writing a public policy initiative.
  3. Researching and writing a publishable article for a specific professional journal.
  4. Designing a course of study or some other curriculum for an audience of adult learners;

Electives (21 credits)