*EDACE 780: Introduction to Adult Education

Instructor: Dr. Jeffrey Zacharakis

Dates: 5/4/15 – 6/19/15

KSIS: 11803

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.

*EDACE 830: Program Planning

Instructor: Dr. W. Frank Spikes

Dates: 5/4/15 – 6/19/15

KSIS: 11768

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.

EDACE 824: Teaching Online in Adult Education

Instructor: Dr. Haijun Kang

Dates: 5/4/15 – 6/19/15

KSIS: 11750

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 847: Adult Learning and Motivation

Instructor: Dr. Judy Favor

Dates: 5/4/15 – 6/19/15

KSIS: 11754

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.

*EDACE 790: Characteristics of the Adult Learner

Instructor: Dr. Haijun Kang

Dates: 6/22/15 – 8/7/15

KSIS: 11740

The purpose of this course is to help the student gain increased knowledge about the characteristics of adults and how these impact learning. Students will be asked to develop a critical understanding of relevant theories, concepts, and research. Lastly, they will develop a better understanding of themselves as an adult learner.

*EDACE 818: Social Foundations

Instructor: Dr. Susan Yelich Biniecki

Dates: 6/22/15 – 8/7/15

KSIS: 11746

This course is designed for adult and continuing education students and college or university personnel in sociology and related fields dealing with adults. It is based on the premise that learning is affected by society, government, and economics. Included is an in-depth examination of the relationship between adult education and culture.

EDACE 785: Designing Classroom Instruction and Curriculum for Adult Learners

Instructor: Dr. Royce Ann Collins

Dates: 6/22/15 – 8/7/15

KSIS: 11742

In this 8-week course, you will learn how to design and deliver curriculum for adult learners to enhance transfer of learning. This systematic approach will help you improve your skills in overall instructional design, including writing instructional goals and objectives, determining an appropriate context for instruction, creating formative and summative assessments, and assessing learning outcomes. You will also have an opportunity to develop or redesign a course.

*required courses for the Master’s degree

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