The Adult Learning and Development (ALD) Certificate Program is designed to provide present and future adult educators with the theories, competencies, and knowledge necessary to plan, teach, and administer programs for a diverse population of adult learners in a variety of settings. The ALD Certificate Program provides an avenue for meeting the continuing education requirements of professional adult educators. Additionally, this program presents a challenging, relevant course of study for adult educators who desire further education but not necessarily a degree.
Any student who qualifies for regular admission to the College of Graduate Studies may be admitted to the certificate program. Students may complete the ALD Certificate as part of their graduate degree program or on a non-degree basis. Certificate program students' advisor is the ALD program coordinator. Students who wish to apply credits earned for the ALD Certificate toward a graduate degree must follow the admission requirements outlined in the Cleveland State University Graduate Bulletin and seek admission as a degree-seeking graduate student.