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Adult Education

Bachelor of Science Degree

Develop, enhance, and deliver curriculum effectively to meet the needs of various learners. The Bachelor of Science in Adult Education uses a cohort model where courses build upon one another and you benefit from the professional and real-life experiences of your classmates and your professors alike. Your passion for educating adult learners gives you a variety of career opportunities, including teaching at community or technical colleges, providing vocational education, and holding training and development positions within organizations.

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Courses in the major include:

This course will cover the underlying issues and concerns faced by adult learners. It will provide the basic knowledge and skills for students involved in adult education and/or training. AEDU 301 will also help students gain a better understanding of how continuing education and training leads to improved performance in the classroom and the workplace. Prerequisite: Admission into an undergraduate cohort degree program.
This course examines adult learning theory as it applies to factors that influence and facilitate adult participation and learning. This course also explores how differences influence learning, motivation, and curriculum development. Prerequisite: Admission into an undergraduate cohort degree program.
In this course, students will examine research related to learning styles and implications for curriculum and instruction. Students will gain insights to their own learning styles and will develop an understanding of various learning styles and how they relate to their own teaching style. This course will provide educators with concepts and tools to work with a variety of student learning styles. It will help them expand their repertoires and create inclusive learning environments for their students. Prerequisite: Admission into an undergraduate cohort degree program.
This course challenges students to become more aware of their thought processes, helps them develop those processes, and helps them hone the skills necessary to engage in critical thinking behavior. Students will gain knowledge regarding their own critical thinking capabilities, as well as develop skills to help their constituents engage in critical thinking. Prerequisite: Admission into an undergraduate cohort degree program.
This course will provide an overview of delivery and facilitation skills necessary when working with small and large groups. Looks at how to develop and deliver successful learning outcomes and presentations utilizing various methods and approaches. Prerequisite: Admission into an undergraduate cohort degree program.
This course will provide an overview of the most recent technologies that are available to design and deliver effective learning programs for adults. It explores the benefits and limitations of various online learning techniques utilizing different online teaching instruction, and helps students determine the most appropriate applications for their forum. Prerequisite: Admission into an undergraduate cohort degree program.
In this course, students will discover more about the evaluation process. They will engage in developing learning outcomes, objectives, and will develop processes to assess and evaluate their curriculum to determine if learning objectives and outcomes have been reached. Prerequisite: Admission into an undergraduate cohort degree program.
In this course, students will learn to determine the most appropriate methods necessary for designing educational/training processes to maximize the learning experiences and performance outcomes. This course focuses on assessing and improving teacher performance through instructional and non-instructional methods, utilizing active learning techniques, and engaging students both in class and online. Prerequisite: Admission into an undergraduate cohort degree program.
In this course, students will learn how to apply the instructional design process and will integrate their ideas to develop instructional design strategies to create their own instructional methods and materials. They will also examine ways in which to assess student learning and their instructional strategies. At the completion of AEDU 421 and 431 students will have created or revamped a training or instructional program or course utilizing the process and strategies they have learned. Prerequisite: Admission into an undergraduate cohort degree program.

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