Adult education is the transfer of knowledge and skills to adults through the facilitation of learning or training. Armstrong is one of the very few institutions of higher education that offers this degree, which prepares you for a wide variety of career opportunities, making it a popular and sought-after choice for individuals seeking advancement in many community and corporate settings.
The Master of Education in Adult Education degree assists in disseminating your knowledge and area of expertise to adults to become an educational leader in your current field and community, while enhancing existing skills and acquiring new knowledge in the area of human resource development.
Graduates of this program will go on to use their education in a variety of settings. Adult educators may direct programs or teach students in formal adult education centers, correctional facilities, social service agencies and business, institutional or corporate settings. Adult educators are not required to be certified and this degree does not lead to certification to teach in Georgia P-12 public schools.
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.
This program of study will require students to:
- develop a deeper, comprehensive understanding of the adult learner through a plan of study which builds upon prior professional preparation and experience
- interpret adult behavior through exploration theories and research findings related to the physical, social, emotional, intellectual and moral development of the adult learner
- investigate historical and philosophical factors which influence curriculum and pedagogy/andragogy for the adult learner
- plan and facilitate lessons that elevate their learners' subject matter knowledge and skills
- implement developmentally responsive practices that reflect the philosophical foundations of education
- employ best practices in the use of assessment, using a variety of strategies to meet the varying abilities and learning styles of all learners.
- implement appropriate instructional strategies designed according to learner variables and academic discipline
- understand the importance of working collaboratively with a variety of stakeholders
- engage in practices and behaviors that develop competence as professionals
Courses & Requirements
Format: Blended Program
The program of study consists of 10 required courses totaling 30 semester hours. Application information is available and you may begin this program in any semester. Courses are offered as hybrid, with part of each online and part on-campus. Not all courses are offered every semester. Please view the course rotation schedule for semester specific offerings.