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College of Education: Preparing Teachers and Education Professionals

Department of Higher, Adult, and Counselor Education

 ADULT EDUCATION MAED

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Program Requirements for the MAEd in Adult Education

The Master of Arts in Education in Adult Education requires a minimum of 36 semester hours. A thesis is optional, however, any student planning to continue into a doctoral program is strongly encouraged to take the thesis option. If a student does not have direct work experience in an adult education setting, an internship is recommended. To graduate, students must complete and present a cumulative portfolio. The coursework is as follows:

Adult Education Core Courses (15 hrs. required)

  • ADED 6445 Introduction to Adult and Community Education
  • ADED 6453 The Adult Learner
  • ADED 6481 Development of Adult Education Programs
  • ADED 6484 Organization & Administration of Adult Education
  • ADED 6487 Instructional Strategies in Adult Education

Research (3 hrs. required)

  • ADED 6491 Research Problems in Adult Education (or alternative approved by advisor)

Electives in Adult Education (9 hrs. to be selected with advisor)

  • *ADED 6001, 6002, 6003 Special Topics in Adult Education
  • ADED 6240 Effective College Teaching
  • ADED 6307 Proposal Writing for Grants and Contracts
  • ADED 6379 Issues and Strategies in Adult Literacy A
  • ADED 6446 Community Education and Community Development
  • ADED 6450 Community, Junior, and Technical Colleges
  • ADED 6454 Educational Gerontology
  • ADED 6461 Introduction to Training and Development
  • ADED 6462 Seminar in Training and Development
  • ADED 6490 Issues and Trends in Adult Education
  • ADED 6491 Research Problems in Adult Education
  • *ADED 6492/6493 - Directed Reading in Adult Education
  • ADED 6495 Educational Program Evaluation
  • ADED 6550 Leadership & Communication Skills in Education
  • ADED 6600 Introduction to International Higher Education Administration
  • ADED 6690 Current Topics in International Higher Education Administration
  • *ADED 6989/6990 Internship in Adult Education
  • ADED 7000 Thesis (1-6)
  • ADED 7001 Thesis: Summer Research (1)

*Prior approval by instructor must be obtained and approved by the department chair before registering for Special Topics, Directed Readings, or Internship hours.

Other Electives
Nine additional elective hours may be taken in adult education or in related disciplines outside of adult education. These can be from within education or from other areas such as psychology, business or allied health. They are to be selected with an advisor and should complement prior experience and future career goals.

ADEd Focus Areas
Click on the link above to see the many different specific areas of study possible in our Masters in Adult Education

NOTE
Up to 20% of a program of study may be accepted by transfer or extension on approval of the Coordinator of the adult education program, the Department Chair and the Graduate School. All credits including transfer and extension, are covered by a six year limitation. No transfer courses will be accepted without approval of advisor prior to registration.

Dept of Higher, Adult, & Counselor Education | 213 Ragsdale Hall | MS 121
East Carolina University | Greenville, NC 27858 USA
Phone: 252-328-6856 | Fax: 252-328-5114
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