Adult and Continuing Education

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ADULT AND CONTINUING EDUCATION (GE30)

Dr. Feon Smith, Huntington campus
Associate Professor
Harris Hall 435
smithf@marshall.edu
304-696-2381
Dr. Jessica Hanna, South Charleston campus
Assistant Professor
GC 206
304-746-8935
Program Director – Leadership Studies/Adult and Continuing Education
Dr. Louis Watts, South Charleston campus
Professor
GC 206
wattsl@marshall.edu
304-746-1933
AREAS OF EMPHASIS OFFERED:
Adult Education and Evaluation | Career and Technical Center Teaching | Training and Development
CERTIFICATES:
None.
CURRICULUM:
Adult Education and Evaluation 30 credit hours.
Career and Technical Center Teaching 33 credit hours.
NORMAL TIME TO COMPLETE FOR FULL-TIME STUDENT:
2 years.
PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS:
The Master of Science degree program in Adult and Continuing Education (ACE) is a field-based program designed to serve adult learners who may be employed on a fulltime 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. The areas of emphasis in Adult and Continuing Education (ACE) allow a program to be tailored to meet the personal and professional needs of a broad spectrum of graduate students. The courses provide students with the opportunity to continue their graduate education in a flexible program through an online delivery system.
PROGRAM OBJECTIVES:
Upon completion of the Adult and Continuing Education (ACE) program, students will be able to:
  • Understand the theoretical framework for Adult and Continuing Education.
  • Create effective professional development for adult populations.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of professional development for adult populations.
  • Acquire and apply current information related to Adult and Continuing Education.
  • Demonstrate interpersonal and intrapersonal skills appropriate for career success.
  • Appreciate and make use of multiculturalism and diversity.
  • Identify and resolve conflict management.
  • Apply effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Apply effective leadership practices
  • Construct and manage a budget.
  • Comprehend the changing role of technology.
PROGRAM STANDARDS:The Adult and Continuing Education program consists of seven standards to be addressed in the Capstone portfolios of students who are candidates for the M.S. degree. The standards are as follows:
  • Standard 1 – Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Skills
  • Standard 2 – Program Planning and Development
  • Standard 3 – Professionalism
  • Standard 4 – Instructional Development and Delivery
  • Standard 5 – Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Standard 6 – Adult Learning Theory
  • Standard 7 – Presentation
JOBS RELATED TO THIS PROGRAM:
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APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR ADMISSION:

Fall enrollment: August 1; Spring enrollment: December 1; Summer enrollment: May 1

GRE OR OTHER TEST REQUIRED:

None

PROGRAM LOCATION:

Huntington and South Charleston