Adult Learning

In the Adult Learning specialization, you will explore emerging theories, research, and best practices that can be applied to create effective education experiences for this unique population of learners. You will analyze instructional strategies and management principles that will help you address today’s most pressing issues facing higher education institutions. As a result, you can improve both organizational and student success. The curriculum also examines the globalization of higher education, a transformative trend that transcends geographic boundaries and enables the sharing of knowledge on a global scale.

This specialization empowers you to increase your impact as an educator as you discover practical learning solutions that integrate the latest technologies across diverse learning environments, including higher education, corporate, nonprofit, government, healthcare, and military settings.

Completion Requirements

  • 33 total semester credits
    • Core courses (15 sem. cr.)
    • Specialization courses (15 sem. cr.)
    • Integrative capstone (3 sem. cr.)

This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 855-646-5286.

The program’s courses are delivered online in a prescribed sequence:

Courses

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code EDUC 6155 Course Understanding Higher Education Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code EDUC 6156 Course Understanding Students: Learning, Development, and Diversity Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code EDUC 6271 Course Theories and Frameworks for Adult Learning Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code EDUC 6157 Course Understanding Institutions: Organizational Behavior and Culture Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code EDUC 6274 Course Developing a Repertoire of Effective Practices Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code EDUC 6225 Course Foundations of Research Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code EDUC 6761 Course Globalization in Higher Education Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code EDUC 6275 Course Planning, Assessing, and Improving Learning Experiences Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code EDUC 6276 Course Facilitating, Collaboration & Group Process Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code EDUC 6277 Course Using Technology to Enhance Adult Learning Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code EDUC 6960 Course Capstone: Master's Project Credits (3 sem. cr.)
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