Adult Education, M.Sc.

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Learning is a lifelong project—it doesn't end with graduation from high school or college or, in fact, from any formal educational program. Learning in adulthood has no boundaries:

  • We learn at work, both informally and in more structured ways;
  • We learn in our families, especially when we assume new roles, like partner or spouse, parent, or caregiver of our own parents;
  • We learn in our personal lives, through particular experiences and through the developmental process that shapes adult life; and
  • We learn from the world around us, through the media, through popular culture, through our faith communities, through hobbies and other activities, and through our friends.

As adults we are learning all the time and in all our life situations. It is this learning that is the focus of adult education. We seek to understand how adults learn, how to facilitate that learning effectively, and how that learning can benefit both the individual learner and society at large. The field of adult education is interdisciplinary and inclusive—it draws on other fields such as psychology, sociology, communications, history, and cultural studies, to name some of the major ones.

It is also rooted in and committed to educational practice that is critically reflective and student-centered. That practice occurs in a wide variety of contexts: colleges and universities, professional organizations, health care institutions, the corporate world, community organizations, the military services, all levels of government, religious organizations, continuing education programs, and nonprofit organizations.

In short, adult education is everywhere, and the purpose of adult educators is to facilitate the learning of adults in various contexts. The Mission Statement of the Adult Education program captures well the intent and purpose of our program, which is to develop adult education practitioners who are critically reflective, student-centered, and committed to social justice.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Methods of Teaching Adults
  • Evaluation Models in Human Resource Development
  • Organization Development & Performance in Human Resource Development
  • Research and Development in Human Resource Development 
  • Adult Learning
  • Foundations of Adult Education
  • Program Development in Adult Education
  • Adult Education, Globalization and Social Justice 
  • Seminar
  • Theory of EHRD Research -- Stat I

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    37 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

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    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

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    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

  • A one-page minimum statement of professional intent/career objective -- Must indicate why you wish to pursue the degree, and what the degree can accomplish for your career goals.
  • A current resume Work experience, academic history, professional and community services, publications and presentations, internships
  • Three reference letters These should be mailed or e-mailed direct to the Department from the writer. The letter should provide information on the connection of the writer to the applicant as well as why the applicant is a good fit for the program. 

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    14544 USD/year
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