A minimum of 36 graduate semester hours is required for the master's degree, at least 16 hours of which must be at the 6000 level. Courses at the 7000 level are advanced graduate level courses and thus are inappropriate for the master's degree program. This major is available as a Plan III non-certification option.
Total Minimum Hours (non-thesis option): 36 hours
Core Requirements: 6 hours
EDF6481 Foundations of Educational Research (3)
or EDF6432 Foundations of Measurement (3)
and one approved Psychological or Social Foundations course (3)
General Adult Education Requirements: 11 hours
ADE 6080: Foundations of Adult Education(4)
ADE 6385: The Adult Learner(3)
ADE 6966: Final Masters Seminar (prior approval needed)(4)
Concentration Requirements: 18 hours
HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT (HRD)
Offered from the Department of Educational Measurement and Research.
The Adult Education major provides professional development opportunities to individuals concerned with the learning of adults. It includes courses and experiences for persons employed in or intending to enter adult education as a field of study. This degree is intended to help individuals work with adult learners in a wide variety of school and non-school settings. It is intended for holders of a non-education baccalaureate degree who do not wish to meet teacher certification requirements in the State of Florida. This Adult Education degree is a Plan III, non-certification option. A concentration in Human Resource Development (HRD) is available to currently enrolled students in the Master of Arts Adult Education degree. The HRD concentration specializes in Business and Industry learning and organizational development.
Accreditation: Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of College and Schools.
Concentration Requirements 13 hours minimum
In addition to the Major requirements, students must complete the following concentration requirements:
Remaining hours to be selected from among:
ADE6160 Program Management in Adult Education (3)
ADE6197 Adult Basic Education (4)
ADE6280 Administration in Local Adult Education Programs (4)
ADE6287 Supervision of Local Adult Education Programs (4)
ADE6370 Human Resource Development (3)
ADE6946 Practicum in Adult Education (2-6)
ADE6161 Curriculum Construction in Adult Education (4)
ADE6360 Methods of Teaching Adult Education (3)
ADE6906 Independent Study (2-19)
ADE6198 Effective Continuing Education for Professional Groups (3)
Requirements Outside the Concentration (12 hours)
At least one graduate level course (3 credits minimum) must be taken outside the Leadership, Counseling, Adult, Career, and Higher Education (L-CACHE) department. Other courses may be selected as part of the remaining hours needed for degree completion based upon the student's selection and major advisor's approval, and may be selected from coursework throughout the university.
Written Exam Required
Please be advised that major and/or course requirements are subject to change, per state legislative mandates, Florida State Department of Education program approval standards and accreditation criteria.