Master of Science (MS)

42 Credits

Program Description:

The Master of Science in Adult Education Administration program is designed for persons seeking to serve the field as directors/managers, program developers, teachers/instructors, advisors, and/or researchers. It focuses on gaining the knowledge and skills in developing and providing meaningful learning experiences for adults.

Graduates from this program will be able to characteristically facilitate, manage, and evaluate learning programs for adult clients, volunteers, students, and associates in for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. Students who graduate from this program may be certified in Adult Education Administration. For certification students must also meet the requirement of 3 years of elementary and/or secondary teaching experience. The program consists of 36 credits, with 12 core credits in educational leadership, 18 credits in the major, 3 credits for an Internship and 3 credits in research.

The program is designed to prepare future administrators with the skills and competencies needed to become outstanding leaders in a public or non-public adult education institution. The program will help graduates to develop and work in a variety of organizations that are dedicated to developing their personnel, including:

  • Adult basic education, GED
  • Coaching and Career Development
  • Community school administration
  • Continuing education
  • Corporate Universities
  • Distance education
  • Higher Education / Community Colleges
  • Lifelong learning
  • Private and Public Consulting Firms
  • Program marketing, management, and evaluation
  • Religious education
  • Urban education and adult literacy
  • Vocational and Technical High Schools
  • Workforce education

Education Program Requirements:

Students must comply with all State and school district requirements for their degree area. Additionally, the must show evidence of a passing score on the State teacher exam to include bilingual education requirements, as applicable.

Program Objectives

Upon completion of the program, students will develop:

  • Knowledge, skills and competencies necessary for successful leadership
  • Ability to be proactive and decisive with a moral, ethical commitment to an educational mission
  • Cognitive and communication skills necessary to accomplish change
  • Flexibility in using decision making and motivational strategies for effectively managing time, resources and personnel

EDAG 650-O Human Relations, Organizational Climate, and Culture In Educational Institutions

EDAG 651-O Legal Aspects and Labor Relations in Education

EDAG 652-O Budget and Finance Systems In Educational Organizations at the School Level

EDAG 657-O Human Resources Management and Development in Educational Leadership

ADED 600-O Adult Education: Foundations, Challenges, and Controversies (issues)

ADED 610-O The Adult Learner

ADED 620-O Curriculum, Methods, and New Technologies in Adult Teaching and Learning

ADED 630-O Leadership in Adult Education Programs

ADED 640-O Planning and Evaluation of Adult Education Programs

ADED 642-O Perspectives on Adults with Disabilities

EDUG 535-O Action Research Evaluation

EDAG 680-O Practice in Educational Administration: Adult Programs*