ADULT AND CONTINUING EDUCATION (ACE) MASTER OF SCIENCE DEGREE


Overview

The Master of Science Degree in Adult and Continuing Education (ACE) is a fully online program designed to serve adult learners who may be employed on a full-time basis. The comprehensive program is intended for individuals who serve in an instructional, training, leadership, or professional role in human services areas of business, industry, government, community agencies, health care, or education. The program is designed for learners who aspire to become training and development professionals in business, industry, or service organizations.

Students will learn to teach adults by gaining classroom knowledge, experiencing work-based activities, and participating in projects intended to develop the competencies used by professionals in the areas of Adult Education and Evaluation, Training and Development, and Career and Technical Center Teaching. Please explore this website to learn more about our program offerings. The Adult and Continuing Education (ACE) faculty and staff are excited for you to learn more about us. If you are interested in applying for admission, please contact Tammy Jones, Administrative Secretary Sr., or program faculty, Dr. Feon Smith-Branch or Dr. Jessica Hanna.

Mission Statement

The online program shall be centrally related to the Marshall University Board of Governors Approved Mission Statement of the Institution. The mission of the Marshall University Adult and Continuing Education (ACE) Program is to provide its graduates with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to be successful in the global economy and society of the 21st century.

Program Information

Thank you for your interest in the Master of Science Degree in Adult and Continuing Education (ACE) is an online program designed to serve adult learners who may be employed on a full-time basis. The comprehensive program is intended for individuals who serve in an instructional, training, leadership, or professional role in human services areas of business, industry, government, community agencies, health care, or education. The program is designed for learners who aspire to become training and development professionals in business, industry, or service organizations.

Adult Education & Evaluation
Career & Technical Center Teaching
ACE Courses

Contact Information

Dr. Feon Smith-Branch, Associate Professor — Program Coordinator (Huntington Campus)
Academic Advisor for the Adult Education and Evaluation Program
Phone: (304) 696-2381
email: smithf@marshall.edu

Dr. Jessica Hanna, Assistant Professor — Program Coordinator (South Charleston Campus)
Academic Advisor for the Career and Technical Center Teaching Program
Phone: (304) 749-8935
email: hanna56@marshall.edu

Tammy Jones – Administrative Secretary Sr.
Phone: (304) 746-2514
email: jonesta@marshall.edu

Plan of Study

Master of Science (MS) in Adult Education and Evaluation
Master of Science (MS) in Career and Technical Center Teaching

Program Brochure

ACE Program Brochure

 Applying Online

Graduate Admissions Application

Testimonials

More testimonials coming soon. Are you a current or past student who would like to share a personal and/or success story? If so, please contact the ACE faculty.

I recently completed the graduate program for Adult and Continuing Education.  This program provides a great deal of information for teaching adults as well as high school aged students.  The courses build upon each other so that by the end, you will have the knowledge to effectively engage your students. One thing to keep in mind as you complete the courses is that you may feel confused and lost at times.  The coursework and assignments will not make complete sense until the very end.  By that time, you will have the ability to compile all of your work and complete a portfolio website.  You will have the knowledge to present and defend this portfolio. If you are or planning to become an instructor, the Adult and Continuing Education Graduate Program is an important step to be successful.  This program will make the teaching process interactive and informative for students.  I highly recommend it. ~ Steve Richardson, Mason County Career Center Drafting/HVAC Instructor