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Postbaccalaureate Certificate in
Adult Basic Education


In addition to the required course work, you'll choose an elective from an extensive list of possible courses in various areas of adult education.

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

Course List — Postbaccalaureate Certificate in Adult Basic Education

Required Courses (9 credits)
Title Abbreviation Description Credits
Introduction to Adult Education ADTED 460 History, methods, agencies, program areas, and problems of adult education in the United States. 3 credits
Teaching Math and Numeracy to Adults ADTED 480 Examines issues of learning math as an adult and explores effective strategies for teaching math and numeracy to adults. 3 credits
Teaching Reading to College Students and Adults ADTED 560 Reading literacy for adults, including college reading, Adult Basic Education (ABE), and General Educational Development (GED) programs. 3 credits
Elective Courses (Choose 3 credits)
Title Abbreviation Description Credits
Introduction to Distance Education ADTED 470 An introduction to the history, philosophy, organizations, learning theories, and instructional procedures used in American and foreign distance education. 3 credits
The Teaching of Adults ADTED 505 Examination of direct and indirect teaching; contracts, application of current technology, andragogy, motivation, evaluation; knowledge of research. 3 credits
Program Planning in Adult Education ADTED 506 Intensive study of theoretical foundations, policies, evaluation models, methods, and materials in program planning in adult education. 3 credits
Research and Evaluation in Adult Education ADTED 507 Guided discussion and reading in selected research and evaluation methods and trends as applied in adult education settings. 3 credits
Course Design and Development in Distance Education ADTED 531 In-depth study of the practices of designing courses taught by print, broadcast, and telecommunications media to adult distance learners. 3 credits
Perspectives on Adult Learning Theory ADTED 542 Introduction to adult education learning theory, principles, and models of adult learning by adults alone, in groups, and in communities. 3 credits
Administration of Adult Education ADTED 575 Organization of a program of adult education; legal status, finances, selection of teachers, learning personnel, housing; other administrative problems. 3 credits
Systematic Instructional Development LDT 415A Preparation in the use of a nine-step model for systematically analyzing instructional problems and developing validated, practical solutions. 3 credits

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