Ranked among the top 5 Masters programs in Adult Education according to graduateprograms.com, the Adult Learning and Development program at CSU prepares present and future adult educators with the theories, competencies, and knowledge that will help them plan, teach, and administer programs for a diverse population of adult learners in a variety of settings. The MEd program is committed to providing adult educators with a cognizance of the issues and challenges confronting adult educators in diverse learning environments. Theories, philosophies, history, and practices concerning adult learning and development, teaching adult learners, and program planning and administration are emphasized through a variety of courses throughout the program. Students also gain practical experience through participation in internships.
- Students will be able to meet the needs of employers in a variety of settings.
- Graduates are working in healthcare, higher education, human resources, training and development, and in non-profit organizations and student services.
- Occupations graduates commonly obtain are directors, managers, trainers, professors, student advisors, coaches, and consultants.
- Application to the College of Graduate Studies for admission to the Master of Education program in one of the specialization areas. An area of specialization must be noted on the admission application form.
- Submission of one official transcript from each college and/or university where existing degrees were completed. Transcripts must be official transcripts in a sealed envelope
- Click here to view minimum GPA and Standardized test requirements and waiver procedures.
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Degree Completion Requirements
|Educational Research and Technology|
|EDB 601 - Educational Research||3 credits|
|ALD 607 - Adult Education in a Changing Society||4 credits|
|ALD 605 - Psychology of the Adult Learner||3 credits|
|ALD 663 - Planning & Implementing Programs for Adult Learners||4 credits|
|ALD 645/745 - Organizational Behavior and Change||4 credits|
|ALD 688 - Internship in Adult Learning and Development||4 credits|
|Electives||Select 11-12 credits|
|Culminating Experience (Select one option)|
|Comprehensive Examination||1 credit|
|ALD 689 Portfolio Development (also counts as an elective)||4 credits|
|Summary of Credits|
|College Core||12 credits|
|Total Credits||34-35 credits|
Students may choose elective graduate courses in any of the specialization tracks listed below to focus on a particular area of Adult Learning and Development, or they may choose other elective graduate courses with the help of their advisor to address their own personal or professional career goals.