Instructional Systems Technology

M.S.Ed. in Adult Education

Adult Education provides a master's degree program at a distance offered from the Bloomington campus. Graduates of the master's programs work with adult learners as teachers, facilitators, program administrators, and advisors in a wide variety of fields. Adult educators are found in such diverse areas as continuing professional education, workplace education, health education, adult basic education, post-secondary education, distance education, volunteer education, correctional education, learner support services, and the military.

As the program is completed at a distance, students entering the adult education program are expected to exhibit basic skills with common computer applications.

Degree Requirements

Students must complete a minimum of 36 credit hours, including the following:

Required Courses (20 cr.)

  • D500 Introduction to Adult Education Theory (3 cr.)
  • D505 Adult Learning through the Lifespan (3 cr.)
  • D506 Adult Education Planning and Development (3 cr.)
  • D512 Seminar in Forms and Forces of Adult Education (3 cr.)
  • D521 Participation Training (2 cr.)
  • D525 Introduction to Distance Education Systems in Adult Education (3 cr.)
  • D640 Capstone Seminar in Adult Education (3 cr.)

Elective Courses (16 cr.)

  • Y520 Strategies for Educational Inquiry (3 cr.)
  • Additional elective course information:
    • Choose from additional Adult Education courses and other related fields to support your overall career goals.
    • At least 6 credit hours in addition to Y520 must be from outside Adult Education, for a minimum of 9 credit hours.
    • Elective courses need to be selected in consultation with your academic advisor. Core and elective courses should form an integrated program to support your professional goals.

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