Master of Education
M.Ed. in Adult EducationOffered face-to-face on the Parkville campus and online.
Master of Education in Adult Education Viewbook
This program embodies a progressive and coherent prospectus in the following fundamental areas:
- The theoretical and philosophical foundations of adult education
- The underlying implications, characteristics, and broad scope of adult education
- Critical thinking toward social change in adult education
- The leadership and facilitation needed for adult learning and development
- Adult education research
Program Goals/Learning OutcomesLearners completing the MED in Adult Education will:
- Describe the foundations of adult education history, philosophies, learning theories, and critical thinking toward social change.
- Explore how adults develop and examine the impact of the aging process on learning.
- Develop programs and design courses using various facilitation methods for adults in education and training environments.
- Apply adult education and training concepts to meet workforce education needs.
- Explore adult education theory, concepts, and philosophies from a global perspective.
- Recognize current adult education literature, interpret research, and conduct a final project.
- Recognize personal leadership style in the management of adult education programs through an analysis of ethical and policy related issues.
- Identify adult education as a professional field of study.
|Curriculum (2013-2014 Catalog)||Hours|
|ED||500||Foundations of Adult Education||3|
|ED||512||Human Capacity Building||3|
|ED||516||Introduction to Graduate Research||3|
||538||Integrating Adult Development and Learning||3
|ED||540||Emerging Technologies and Facilitation Strategies||3|
|ED||542||Program Planning for Adults||3|
|ED||559||Research and Resource Development||3|
|ED||563||Managing Change and Innovation||3|
|ED||570||Critical Teaching for Social Change||3|
- Successful completion of the required 30 hours with a 3.0 grade point average, with no more than 2 “C”s and no grade lower than a “C.”
- An application for graduation is required before completion statement posted on the transcript. Students must submit the completed form with the appropriate fee.