The Program in Depth

The Master of Education with a specialization in Adult Education and Training can help prepare students for career-focused work in adult education.

You Can Learn How to:

  • Use appropriate methods to analyze and document needs of adult learners in academic and organizational settings
  • Apply andragogical theory along with appropriate motivation theories in the design of learning events for adults, both individual and groups
  • Illustrate methods and processes associated with a range of remedial to advanced adult learners for successful learning results
  • Develop safety and security procedures that should be in effect for adult learning events and activities, including classroom sessions, on-the-job training, individual one-on-one training or tutoring, laboratory sessions and field learning events
  • Develop an evaluation plan for both individual as well as classroom-based learning events, including formative and summative evaluation, applying at least one recognized model for evaluation of learning and a recognized model for return on training investment
  • Apply behavioral and educational theories to evaluate adult learner needs and areas of improvement
  • Develop an evaluation and assessment plan for individual adult learners, understanding how to tailor different elements of instruction and assessment to meet the needs of each learner
  • Gain understanding of the specific challenges and academic professional standards relevant to adult learning
  • Adapt to the range of adult learners, from remedial to advanced, and design instruction and assessments responsive to all levels of learners

Some Courses You'll Take

At AIU, more of the courses you take are devoted to your field of interest, on average, than at other similar schools. For a Master of Education with a specialization in Adult Education and Training, your classes can include:

  • Analysis, Assessment and Technology

    This course provides the foundations of analysis and assessment methodologies used in the field of education. Learners are introduced to applied quant...

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  • Applying Learning Theories

    This course provides an introduction to the various schools of thought on how people learn. The course will emphasize the practical implications of co...

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  • Integrative Design and Evaluation

    This course examines the development of curricula for education and workplace learning and development. Comparison of evaluation design, curriculum de...

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The percentage of first-time, full-time undergraduate students who started between
7/1/2009 and 10/15/2009 who completed within 150% of the normal time period:

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Classes start August 22!