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Postbaccalaureate Certificate in
Adult Basic Education

Courses

Required Courses (9 credits)

  • 3
    credits

    History, methods, agencies, program areas, and problems of adult education in the United States.

  • 3
    credits

    Examines issues of learning math as an adult and explores effective strategies for teaching math and numeracy to adults.

  • 3
    credits

    Reading literacy for adults, including college reading, Adult Basic Education (ABE), and General Educational Development (GED) programs.

Elective Courses (select 3 credits)

In addition to the required courses, choose one course from the following list of electives.

  • 3
    credits

    An introduction to the history, philosophy, organizations, learning theories, and instructional procedures used in American and foreign distance education.

  • 3
    credits

    Examination of direct and indirect teaching; contracts, application of current technology, andragogy, motivation, evaluation; knowledge of research.

    • Prerequisite

      ADTED 460

  • 3
    credits

    Intensive study of theoretical foundations, policies, evaluation models, methods, and materials in program planning in adult education.

    • Prerequisite

      ADTED 460, ADTED 505

  • 3
    credits

    Guided discussion and reading in selected research and evaluation methods and trends as applied in adult education settings.

    • Prerequisite

      ADTED 460

  • 3
    credits

    In-depth study of the practices of designing courses taught by print, broadcast, and telecommunications media to adult distance learners.

    • Prerequisite

      ADTED 470, INSYS 415

  • 3
    credits

    Introduction to adult education learning theory, principles, and models of adult learning by adults alone, in groups, and in communities.

  • 3
    credits

    Organization of a program of adult education; legal status, finances, selection of teachers, learning personnel, housing; other administrative problems.

    • Prerequisite

      ADTED 506 or EDLDR 480

  • 3
    credits

    Preparation in the use of a nine-step model for systematically analyzing instructional problems and developing validated, practical solutions.

Apply Earned Credits toward a Master's Degree

After completing the certificate, you would only need to take an additional seven courses to obtain the online Master of Education in Lifelong Learning and Adult Education, if you apply and are granted admission into the master's program.

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