What will I learn?

The Master of Arts in Education in Adult Education prepares students for professional adult education practice at the graduate level to teach adults in a variety of settings. These settings include community education, adult basic education, adult literacy, corporate training, human resources and organizational development, workplace training, patient education, technical and community colleges, and other adult learning centers. Students in this program will be able to identify needed change within individuals, organizations, and community/society and be given the tools to create that change and its impact. Topics in the program will include adult learning, methods for teaching adults, program planning, change theory, change agency, improvement science, among others. This program is based on a cohort model with rolling admissions throughout the year.

The degree consists of a required core of 18 semester hours in adult education including a 3-hour research foundations course, 6 hours of electives, and 6 hours of capstone experience coursework. The student and his or her advisor choose electives relevant to the student’s area of interest. The remaining six hours will be attained through completion of a thesis or the following two additional courses are required, ADED 590 and ADED 597. Students completing the additional non-thesis courses will be required to make a presentation of their findings of their applied research project. All students taking the non-thesis option are required to take a comprehensive exam. All students are expected to take EDFN 500 within the first twelve hours of their program.

Which department am I in?

College of Education and Behavioral Sciences

Study options

Full Time (30 hours)

Tuition fees
US$17,497.00 per year
Start date

18 January 2022

Venue

College of Education and Behavioral Sciences

1906 College Heights Blvd. #11030,

BOWLING GREEN,

Kentucky,

42101, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Concentration Earned BSN degree from nationally accredited nursing program Hold unencumbered RN licensure at the time of application, and must be licensed in the state where clinical experiences will be completed Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on 4.0 scale Applicants with a cumulative GPA between 2.75-2.99 in the BSN degree, will be considered for admission provided they have at least a 3.0 GPA in the last 60 hours of the BSN degree; and have a satisfactory review of additional required admission materials (goal statement, resume, references); plus a positive interview. Admission if approved will be on a probationary status requiring that the student earn a minimum grade of B in each course in the first 12 hours of the program. Masters Entry Professional Nursing Concentration Earned Bachelors from a regionally accredited institution in any discipline other than nursing and is NOT a licensed Registered Nurse Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on 4.0 scale

For international students

Admission requires an earned degree from an accredited institution with (a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or a Master's degree with a GPA of 3.2) and ONE of the following:

  • Portfolio submission (portfolio content requirements); OR,
  • Minimum GRE (August 2011 or later) scores: verbal, 139; quantitative, 139; analytical writing, 3.5.

English proficiency requirements (one of the following): TOEFL, IBT – 79, IELTS – 6.5, ELS - Level 112

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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