Adult Education Option, Master of Education in Education (M.ED.)
Adult Education–certification optional: this program is developed to provide advanced opportunities for those persons seeking to work with adults in a variety of settings.
These settings include but are not limited to community colleges’ vocational programs, adult basic skills programs, in-service coordination for business and industry, and military training. It is anticipated that students will come from a variety of backgrounds, most having a bachelor’s degree with some additional work and some having master’s degrees in other areas. No teaching certification required.
Admissions Requirements for the Adult Education, MEd Program
- Have earned a baccalaureate degree (either a BA or BS) from an accredited institution of higher education.
- Have earned a GPA ≥3.0 on a 4-point-scale during the final 90 quarter credits (or 60 semester credits) of the baccalaureate degree.
Recommended prerequisite: PSYC 306.
|Required Common Core|
|EDUC 522||TRANSFORMATION OF LEARNING AND TEACHING||4|
|or PSYC 515||ADVANCED EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY|
|Historical, Philosophical and Social Foundations of Education–choose two|
|EDUC 502||HISTORY OF AMERICAN EDUCATION||4|
|or EDUC 507||PHILOSOPHY AND ORGANIZATION OF THE AMERICAN SCHOOL|
|EDUC 505||CURRENT ISSUES IN EDUCATION||4|
|or EDUC 506||EDUCATIONAL SOCIOLOGY|
|Research and Applied Experience|
|EDUC 520||METHODS OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH||4|
|Adult Education Area Specialization Courses|
|COIN 571||SURVEY POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION||4|
|COIN 572||STRATEGIES FOR TEACHING ADULTS||4|
|COIN 581||PRINCIPLES OF COLLEGE TEACHING||4|
|Electives–support courses approved by advisor.||12|
|Portfolio and Comprehensive Exam||5|
or EDUC 601
or EDUC 610
|PORTFOLIO AND COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATION ADULT EDUCATION|
- demonstrate effective practice in the implementation of learning activities which include: knowledge of content area; problem solving; use of technology;
- demonstrate excellent communication skills necessary to communicate effectively with all constituencies, including students, colleagues, parents and community;
- demonstrate professional leadership in the field;
- design and implement curriculum based on standards, knowledge, skills and professional dispositions from the Department of Education, state of Washington Professional Education Standards Board (PESB) standards and certification requirements and other applicable professional standards;
- opportunity for student choice; motivation; collaboration and respect for diversity in a student centered learning environment.