Adult Education and Evaluation

Program Description

The Adult Education and Evaluation area of emphasis serves professionals looking to expand knowledge and further careers, as well as professionals wanting to transition into teaching adults. Adult Education also serves persons who work with adults in either an instructional or administrative role. Students are drawn from various areas such as human services agencies, those with staff development, or in-service responsibilities in hospitals, business or government, as well as those in adult preparatory programs at the postsecondary or community college level.

Admission Requirements

Applicants should follow the admissions process described in this catalog or at the Graduate Admissions website: In addition to Marshall University’s requirements for admission, admission to the Adult Education and Evaluation emphasis is open only to students in good academic standing who have received a four-year Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher learning, and have a minimum undergraduate cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.

Program Requirements

A total of 30 credit hours is required for program completion for the Adult Education and Evaluation area of emphasis. Upon completion of the program, students will earn a Master of Science degree in Adult and Continuing Education. Students must maintain a cumulative graduate GPA of 3.0 (B) in order to graduate from the program. During their final semester, students must prepare an academic portfolio in the Capstone course.

It is recommended that students take the capstone course by itself; however, upon approval by their advisor, students may take it with one other non-core course. The capstone may not be taken with a core course.

Plan of Study

The Plan of Study is a student’s “blueprint” for completing graduation requirements. A Plan of Study will be sent to the student upon admission to the program. Changes in required courses and the choice of any elective courses must be approved and signed by the advisor on the official copy of the Plan of Study.


For more information, please contact:

Dr. Feon Smith-Branch
Program Coordinator (Huntington Campus)
Phone: 304-696-2381

Dr. Jessica Hanna
Program Coordinator (South Charleston Campus)
Phone: 304-746-8935

Ms. Tammy Jones – Administrative Secretary Sr.
Phone: 304-746-2514

Huntington Campus
Education Building Room 220
One John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV 25755
Phone: 304-696-3131

South Charleston Campus
100 Angus E. Peyton Drive
South Charleston, WV 25303
Phone: 304-746-1992