Secondary, Adult & Physical Education

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Greg Dziuban
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Greg.Dziuban@armstrong.edu

Curriculum
Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Adult Education

The program of study has been designed to enhance communication skills in the dissemination of knowledge about one’s area of expertise.  Students are required to complete 30 semester hours.

Individuals completing this program will accomplish the following objectives:

  • Lead the student to a deeper, comprehensive understanding of the adult learner through a plan of study which builds upon prior professional preparation and experience.
  • Require interpretation of adult behavior through exploration theories and research findings related to the physical, social, emotional, intellectual, and moral development of the adult learner.
  • Require investigation of historical and philosophical factors which infl uence curriculum and pedagogy/andragogy for the adult learner.
Adult Education Core (18 credits)
ADED 7100 History and Theory of Adult Education and Literacy 3 credits
ADED 7110 Psychology of the Adult Learner 3 credits
ADED 7120 Program Planning and Evaluation 3 credits
ADED 7170 Grant Writing in Adult Learning 3 credits
ADED7180 Cultural Diversity and Community Development 3 credits
ADED7250 Training and Development in the Workplace 3 credits
ADED7260 Issues and Strategies in Adult Literacy 3 credits
ADED7310 Online Learning Environment 3 credits
FOUN7060 Educational Research 3 credits
Capstone Course (3 credits)
ADED7500 Workplace Application 3 credits

TOTAL CREDITS

30 credits


Course Descriptions

ADED7100 HISTORY AND THEORY OF ADULT EDUCATION AND LITERACY
Introduction to the fundamental nature, function and scope of adult education, including an overview of the historical, sociological and political forces affecting the field. Program providers, relations with parent organizations, societal influences and awareness of resources will be examined.
ADED7110 PSYCHOLOGY OF THE ADULT LEARNER
Exploration of adults as learners. Emphasis on conditions that affect the adult learner: brain research, adult development, ability, potential, motivation, self-perception, role-identification status, and learning styles.
ADED7120 PROGRAM PLANNING AND EVALUATION
A technology enhanced, community based initiative logic model course that includes a systematic process of situation analysis, with needs assessment, priority setting, program action and evaluation, participants in this course plan and implement a high quality adult education program.
ADED7170 RESEARCH AND GRANT WRITING IN ADULT LEARNING
Field-based research in adult learning. Explores needs-based funding sources, including local, state and federal grants.
ADED7180 CULTURAL DIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Knowledge of areas of diversity that affect the community. Participants will explore group dynamics, team building strategies and leadership techniques, strategies and skills, and ways to recognize and develop these in group situations through a servant leadership framework.
ADED7500 WORKPLACE APPLICATION
Application of adult education theory and practice in an adult education setting.
ADED7250 TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT IN THE WORKPLACE
This course examines foundations, practices, and application of training and development in the workplace. Students will explore benefits for workplace training, history, current trends, characteristics, definitions, theories, and research associated with workplace development.
ADED7260 ISSUES &STRATEGIES IN ADULT LITERACY
This course examines causal factors contributing to adult literacy and undereducation. Students will explore the underlying political and cultural causes of literacy relevant to designing educational programs (curriculum) for adult learning. Community action and learning processes in a variety of global community settings with emphasis on literacy levels is also studied.
ADED7310 ONLINE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
Exploration of emergence of online learning environments as viable alternatives to traditional classroom instruction. Topics will include theoretical, conceptual, instructional and technical framework of implementing and using OLEs to support the learning paradigm. Basic technology and pedagogical implications of distance education explored: the Internet, asynchronous/synchronous communication tools, methods of instruction, online tools to support learning and instruction, design of OLE, facilitator and learner evaluation and assessment of distance education technologies.
FOUN7060 EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH
An orientation to research methods, problems and procedures in quantitative and qualitative studies; criteria for evaluating research; and the elements of research proposals.

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