Department of Adolescent and Adult Education
University Hall 206
Master of Education: Adult Education and Community Leadership
This degree is designed to assist individuals who are trainers and educators to better disseminate their knowledge to others. Students may choose one of two tracks: Human Resource Development and Literacy Education. Instead of the Master's degree, students may choose to earn a certificate in adult education (see certificate in adult education for more information).
Adult education is the teaching or training of adults. The M.Ed. in Adult Education allows the individual to enhance existing skills and to acquire new knowledge in the area of human resource development and literacy education. Depending on the track chosen, either Human Resource Development or Literacy Education, graduates of this program will go on to use their education in a variety of settings. As an adult educator, you may teach large classrooms of students at the high school or university level, or you may teach small groups of adults in corporate settings. Sometimes, adult educators work with students on an individual basis. Because information and technology are being created at such fast rates, employees are finding that they must remain in continual learning mode in order to have the necessary skills to successfully complete their jobs. Therefore, it is important that trainers and educators are prepared to effectively transmit their knowledge to others.
We expect our students to become proficient in the use of technology in the classroom, and technology is woven into every education course. In addition, The Technology Center for teacher educators offers a variety of technologies available for classroom infusion.
An active Student Georgia Association of Educators (SGAE) offers excellent opportunities for involvement in a professional education organization.
Course of Study
Master of Education in Adult Education
The M.Ed. is a 30 semester hour program of study. Two tracks are available: Human Resource Development and Literacy Education.