Enrollment opens on Monday, October 22, 2012 for Spring 2013 semester.  Choose your courses and enroll early as courses fill quickly.

*EDACE 830: Program Planning (3 credits)

Instructor: Dr. Susan Yelich Biniecki

Dates: January 14 – March 8, 2013

iSIS Class #: 16756

This course includes an analysis of major approaches of program planning and development and discussion of assumptions related to successful program planning in several types of organizations. It outlines the importance of program planning and elements of a systematic planning process.

*required course for the Masters degree


EDACE 886: Teaching Online in Adult Education (3 credits)

Instructor: Dr. Haijun Kang

Dates: January 14 – March 8, 2013

iSIS Class #: 16739

Online learning and e-learning have become extremely popular with working adults. In this course, students will learn online adult learning theories, online pedagogy, current research and trends in e-education for the workplace and higher education. In addition, students will apply adult learning principles to the online format, build learning communities, and incorporate online activities including the use of Web 2.0 technologies to enhance adult learning.


++EDACE 875: Program Evaluation (3 credits)

Instructor: Dr. Frank Spikes

Dates: January 14 – March 8, 2013

iSIS Class #: 17111

This course examines the foundational elements and key ideas associated with the process and practice of program evaluation. Various approaches to program evaluation, program evaluation models, data collection and analysis practices are discussed. Participants are given opportunities to review and critique current literature concerning program evaluation and to develop a basic individualized framework for program evaluation. Multiple opportunities for discussion and analysis of class concepts and the implications for the improvement of instruction and educational practice are included in this course.

++Required for Graduate Certificate in Adult Learning


*EDACE 780: Introduction to Adult Education (3 credits)

Instructor: Dr. Judy Favor

Dates: March 11 – May 3, 2013

iSIS Class #:  17280

This is a foundation course that acquaints the student with the diverse and evolving field of adult education. It provides a systematic base for further studies in adult education.   The broad purpose of this course is to have students explore the scope and significance of the field and its contributions to present-day learning in society. The student should leave this course with the beginning perspective of how adult education emerged, how it is presently changing, and how it interrelates with other fields and disciplines.

If this is your first time to enroll in the Adult Education program, it is highly recommended that you begin with EDACE 780.

*required course for the Masters degree


++ *EDACE 847: Adult Learning and Motivation (3 credits)

Instructor: Dr. John Persyn

Dates: March 11 – May 3, 2013

iSIS Class #: 16712

This course is an overview of significant learning and motivational theories and the educational implications for adult educators. Students will develop an awareness of what learning is and how it occurs, examine current and developing concepts on learning and motivation, and explore how adult learning is influenced by factors such as gender, race, and socioeconomic class.

*required course for the Masters degree

++required course for Graduate Certificate in Adult Learning

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