School of Ed Plan B

The Adult Education and Training Specialization is designed to prepare practitioners in the planning, design, development, and instructional responsibilities needed to teach adult learners in postsecondary, community, and corporate settings.

With coursework that is grounded in current adult learning theory and consistently connected to practice, this master's degree prepares graduates to successfully facilitate, design and implement a wide range of training and educational programs.

Students may pursue either a research-focused Plan A course sequence or a practitioner-focused Plan B course sequence.

  • Plan A requires a professional research paper.
  • Plan B culminates in a capstone project in which students demonstrate the integration of their academic knowledge and professional abilities.

Effective Summer 2021

Required Courses
EDAE 520Adult Education3
EDAE 521Introduction to Adult Education and Training1
EDAE 620Processes and Methods3
EDAE 624Adult Teaching and Learning I3
EDAE 639Instructional Design3
EDRM 600Introduction to Research Methods3
EDUC 651Multicultural and Special Populations3
Electives 19
EDAE 698Research2
Program Total Credits:30

A minimum of 30 credits are required to complete this program. 


Select a minimum of 9 credits from department list in consultation with graduate advisor.