All students enrolled in the Adult and Higher Education program complete one field-study course. This is intended to apply skills, develop valuable career experience, and create networking opportunities. Students are encouraged to identify an area of interest and potential contacts to arrange a collaborative project or internship. We also provide support in identifying partners.
Recent examples of student projects include:
- designing virtual learning webinars for adult education professionals
- creating orientation materials for new employees
- developing a new marketing plan and process to work with clients interested in professional training
- researching best practices for college transfer students
- creating a course in the Brightspace Learning Management System
- researching how to effectively establish a tribal high school
- developing community learning webinars
- developing educational programing for a national park
- creating training materials for staff
Examples of the types of internships include:
- adult education center
- advising office
- Registrar’s office
- university learning assistance
- adult language learning classroom
- university athletic department
Students enrolled in the Master of Science (MS) in Adult and Higher Education have a choice between HRD 687 Internship or HRD 698 Directed Study. There is also the opportunity to combine credits. For example, some students would like to complete 1 credit of HRD 687 Internship (approximately 100 hours) and 2 credits of HRD 698 Directed Study.
Students in the Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) in Adult Learning will enroll in HRD 685 CAS Completion Project.