Adult and Continuing Professional Education - Online and Distance Education

Adult and Continuing Professional Education

 

Courses

Course of Study: Master of Education (M.Ed.)

1. Core Courses (18 credit hours)

EAC 730 - Foundations of Adult, Higher, and Human Res Education

Units: 3

An inquiry into the characteristics and background, learning processes, motivation and participation of adult learners in a variety of educational contexts. Emphasis on adult learning theories, models, principles and their application to educational design and delivery. Doctoral status required.

Offered in Fall Only

Find this course:


EAC 559 - The Adult Learner

Units: 3

An inquiry into the characteristics and background, learning processes, motivation and participation of adult learners in a variety of educational contexts. Emphasis on adult learning theories, models, principles and their application to educational design and delivery.

Offered in Fall Spring Summer

Find this course:


EAC 539 - Teaching in the Online Environment

Units: 3

The course focuses on exploring the issues and considerations in online teaching and introduce students to some of the tools involved in the process. Students will develop strategies for teaching online and for managing the online classroom.

Offered in Fall and Spring

Find this course:


EAC 538 - Instructional Strategies In Adult and Higher Education

Units: 3

Forms of instruction appropriate for the teaching of adults. Special emphasis upon methods for maximum involvement of the adult learner. Relevant concepts, theories and principles for selection, utilization and evaluation of instructional strategies with focus on integration of theory into practice. Development of student proficiency in use of applicable teaching techniques for adult and community college education through participation in classroom exercises.

Find this course:


EAC 560 - Assessment & Evaluation in Adult & Higher Education

Units: 3

Introduces students to assessment and evaluation principles and practices from a range of perspectives. Covers uses and limitations of a broad range of assessment and evaluation approaches in adult education settings, with particular focus on college and university teaching.

Offered in Spring and Summer

Find this course:


EAC 708 - Continuing Education for the Professions

Units: 3

Theoretical and research literature related to continuing education for the professions. Examination of role of educator in providing and managing continuing professional education.

Offered in Summer

Find this course:

2. Specialization Courses (12 credit hours)

These courses are chosen by the student and her/his advisor.

3. Research and Capstone (6 credit hours)

EAC 551 - Research in Adult & Higher Education

Units: 3

Introduces master's students studying adult learning and higher education to two major research paradigms in education, quantitative and qualitative research, and to the research literature of disciplines related to the education of adults. Students will learn how to distinguish between research and non-research materials, and how to evaluate quantitative and qualitative research studies on the basis of their research merit.

Offered in Fall Spring Summer

Find this course:


EAC 692 - Research Projects In Education

Units: 1 - 3

A project or problem in research in education for graduate students, supervised by members of graduate faculty. Choice of research on basis of individual students' interests and not to be part of thesis or dissertation research.

Offered in Fall Spring Summer

Find this course:



Total: 36 credit hours