College of Education and Professional Development

ACE Courses

ACE Core and Capstone Courses

Whether you pursue the Adult Education and Evaluation or the Career and Technical Center Teaching area of emphasis, the ACE program requires four core courses and a capstone course. The four core courses provide in-depth knowledge pertaining to adult and continuing education and learners, instructional planning, evaluation, leadership theory, and interpersonal/intrapersonal communication. These area-specific courses will provide detailed knowledge, along with marketable skills in the field of adult and continuing education.

ACE Core

  • ACE 603: Introduction to Adult Education and Adult Learners
  • ACE 656: Instructional Planning for Adult Populations
  • ACE 671: Evaluation of Adult and Technical Instruction
  • LS 632: Human Relations in the Public Sector

ACE Capstone

  • ACE 685: Capstone Portfolio

 

ACE Adult Education and Evaluation Courses

If your area of emphasis is Adult Education and Evaluation, you are required to take 15 credit hours (5 courses) that focus on the instruction of adults, research methods and design, training and development, and case studies of adult education literature, and grant proposal writing, in addition to the core and capstone courses. These area-specific courses will provide detailed knowledge, along with marketable skills in the field of adult education.

ADULT EDUCATION AND EVALUATION

Core Courses – (12 Hours):

  • ACE 603 Introduction to Adult Education and Adult Learners
  • ACE 656 Instructional Planning for Adult
    Populations
  • ACE 671 Evaluation of Adult and Technical Instruction
  • LS 632 Human Relations in the Public Sector

General Courses – (15 Hours):

  • ACE 600 Aspects of Training and Development
  • ACE 618 Literature of Adult and Continuing Education
  • ACE 628 Adult Instruction: Environmental and
    Personal Aspects
  • ACE 677 Research Methodology and Design in Adult/
    Continuing Education
  • ACE 689 Grant Proposal Writing

Capstone – (3 Hours):

  • ACE 685 Adult and Continuing Education Capstone

Total Adult Education and Evaluation Program
Degree Hours: 30

 

ACE Career and Technical Center Teaching Courses

If your area of emphasis is Career and Technical Center Teaching, you are required to take 18 credit hours (6 courses) that focus on career and technical education teaching methods, safety, curriculum development, assessment, basic skills, survey practicum computer applications, and individual computer program applications, in addition to the core and capstone courses.

CAREER AND TECHNICAL CENTER TEACHING

Core Courses – Required (12 Hours):

  • ACE 603 Introduction to Adult Education and Adult Learners
  • ACE 656 Instructional Planning for Adult Populations
  • ACE 671 Evaluation of Adult and Technical Instruction
  • LS 632 Human Relations in the Public Sector

West Virginia Licensure Courses – (18 Hours):

  • ACE 508 Teaching Methods in Career and Technical Education
  • ACE 511 Introduction to Career and Technical Education
  • ACE 524 Safety in Career and Technical Education
  • ACE 650 Career Education Curriculum Development
  • ACE 673 Assessment in Adult/Technical Education

West Virginia Licensure Electives – (choose one):

  • ACE 548 Applications of Basic Skills in Career and
    Technical Education
  • ACE 631 Survey Practicum Computer Applications
  • ACE 637 Individual Computer Program Applications

Capstone (3 Hours):

  • ACE 685 Adult and Continuing Education Capstone

Total Career and Technical Center Teaching Program
Degree Hours: 33

 

Please note that required courses are subject to change, and this listing is for informational purposes only. Upon acceptance into the program, you will receive a plan of study specifying all courses required to complete the program.