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Winter/Spring/Summer 2014-2015
Catalog update:
October 17, 2014

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The Master of Arts Program in Educating Adults (MAEA), founded in 2006, is designed for people who, working formally or informally in diverse settings, support the process and practice of adults’ learning. Grounded in key theories, current research and best practices in adult education and learning, the program provides a learning laboratory for learners to build and deepen their knowledge and skills in assessment, design, facilitation, evaluation and ongoing research to improve practice.

Key Features 

  1. You expand your knowledge of key theories and best practices in adult learning—including the latest in instructional technology, course design, learning facilitation, internet-based practices and emerging trends. 
  2. You further develop competencies as an adult educator and expand your repertoire of core and cutting-edge knowledge and skills. 
  3. You study with other adult educators in a collaborative learning environment. 
  4. You customize portions of your study to match your individual learning needs and goals and carry out an applied project that contributes to adults’ learning in your particular area of practice. 
  5. You receive assistance from a team of advisors from the University who provide coaching and mentoring to ensure your success. 
  6. You engage in a brief/intensive series of “liberal learning” seminars designed to rekindle and/or deepen your practice in key domains of applied effectiveness (personal, interpersonal, organizational, values and inquiry). 
  7. You accomplish your goal of graduate study—enhancing your contribution as an educator of adults and earning an accredited graduate degree with competencies endorsed by the University.
Degree Requirements 57 hours
   Total hours required    57 hours