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Description of Courses for the Online Master of Arts in Education in Adult Education


ADED 510 – Introduction to Facilitating Change in Adults - Offered Fall and Spring

Catalog course listing: 

Introduction to the concepts and theories of adult learning, change theory, and improvement science. In this course, students will analyze theories in adult learning, identify change theory and change agency, and improvement science, and demonstrate conceptual understanding of overlap between these theories for individuals, organizations, and community/society.


ADED 515 - How Adults Change - Offered Summer

Catalog course listing: 

Examines the process of change that occurs in adults through learning and development. Models of adult development and adult learning will be explored as it relates to the process of change within individuals, organizations, and communities/society.


ADED 520 – Facilitating Change Agency in Adults - Offered Fall and Spring

Prerequisite: ADED 515

Catalog course listing: 

Aids students in developing skills to facilitate change in adults using adult education methods. The course will focus on identifying the intersection of change models with facilitation models. Practical applications will cover establishing goals, objectives, learning design, learning activities, and outcomes assessment.


ADED 530 – Program Planning for Adults and Learning Organizations- Offered Summer

Prerequisite: ADED 510

Catalog course listing: 

Guides students through the process of developing and delivering a program for adult learners and organizational change. Students will be exposed to practical aspects of program design, program delivery, assessment, and evaluation. Focus will be on the role program planning has in facilitating change within organizations and the community/society.


ADED 540 - History and Philosophy of Change Agency in Adults - Offered Spring

Catalog course listing: 

Enables students to compare and contrast philosophical perspectives on change agency, through the review of historical change agency figures, leading to one's own philosophy. Philosophy and history of adult education in the United States. Covers history of adult education from the colonial period to today. Includes major philosophies that guide adult education. Ties together the efforts of change agents as they worked to create change in individuals, organizations, and community/society through adult education.


ADED 590 - Practicum in Adult Education - Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer

1-3 hours

Prerequisite: Instructor permission and completion of at least 18 hours in the Master of Arts in Education in Adult Education program, including all core requirements except Capstone. Restricted to students admitted to the MAE Adult Education program. Supervised practical experience related to adult education studies. Grading is pass-fail.


ADED 597 - Directed Study in Adult Education - Offered Fall

Catalog Course listing: Directed study related to best practices in adult education. Requires completion of research or applied project on approved topic.


ADED 600 - Maintaining Matriculation - Offered Spring and Fall

1-6 hours

Prerequisites/co-requisites: Permission of instructor. One to six hours for ADED students needing to maintain matriculation. (May be repeated up to a maximum of six hours.)


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