The M.A. in Adult Education and Communications Technology is delivered collaboratively by the Department of Adult and Community Education and the Department of Communications Media.
Adult education is a fast-growing field which encompasses the development, delivery, and evaluation of education programs in a broad variety of settings, including business and industry, community colleges, health care, community and social agencies, higher education, corrections, and vocational education. Communications Technology is the application of current and emerging technologies to enhance and supplement the delivery of educational and informational programs. The combination of the theory and research from Adult Education and the knowledge and skills in the use of technology from Communications Technology will place graduates of the program in an advantageous position in the labor market.
Graduates are competitive for such employment opportunities as human resources developers in business and industry; production positions in education, business, and government; public relations positions in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors; entrepreneurs in the rapidly developing market of external program delivery to government, business, and education; and a variety of other jobs which involve the delivery of education and training and the use of technology.
The purpose of the program is to help students acquire knowledge and skills in theory and research in adult education and in the applications of current and emerging production technologies. Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:
Six credits of the following:
Total (Thesis Option) 33 cr.
Total (Non-Thesis Option) 36cr.
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