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Refine your teaching skills and gain new understanding of how adults learn.
Learn to apply adult education principles and theories to instruction, program development, and the learning enhancement.
Become adept at incorporating strategies and methods to address the diverse characteristics and needs of adult learners.
Learn to apply reflective strategies in the classroom that lead to improved personal and professional practice.
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Coursework completed in this certificate program may be applied toward the MS in Higher Education degree program at Capella.
Create a professional development plan in your first course that can help you stay on track throughout your program.
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A more structured learning format with an active peer community and
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The online adult education graduate certificate gives you a deeper
understanding of the characteristics of adult learners and the
competencies needed to be successful in the field, including
foundational theories, principles, and strategies.
Foundations of Adult Education
In this course, learners studythe foundations of adult education
including the past and present understandings. Learners identify the
aspects of the foundation of adult education, the diversity in
characteristics of adult learners, the various contexts of adult
education, and prominent learning theories as they apply to teaching
adults. Learners engage in interactive activities and assignments as
they examine the various topics related to adult education.
|4 quarter credits|
Theories and Principles of Adult Learning
This course focuses on learning theories, models, and principles and
their application to instructional processes for adult learners.
Learners analyze the instructor’s role in enhancing adult learning and
evaluate their personal philosophy, dispositions, and ethics relative
to teaching adult learners.
|4 quarter credits|
Strategies and Best Practices for Teaching and Learning
Learners in this course focus on effective ways to enhance adult
learning in a variety of postsecondary settings. Topics include the
theories and characteristics of adult growth and development, changes
experienced in adulthood and their implications for adult instruction
and learning, and issues and trends in adult teaching and learning.
|4 quarter credits|
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