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Certificate in Adult Education

This certificate is designed to prepare professionals in adult education settings in higher education (community colleges, four-year colleges, and universities), community agencies, and government agencies to work with adults in continuing education, community education, basic education, and other related areas.

Students who want to pursue this certificate must file an application with the certificate coordinator and develop a plan of studies with the coordinator.

A total of eighteen (18) graduate credit hours are required to earn a Graduate Certificate in Adult Continuing Education, including:

Core Courses (12 credit hours)

  • CAHA 500 - The Nature of Adult and Higher Education (3)
  • CAHA 501 - Adult Learning: Maturity Through Old Age (3)
  • CAHA 502 - Educating Culturally Diverse Adults (3)
  • CAHA 540 - Curriculum and Program Development in Adult Continuing Education (3)

Elective Course Work (6 credit hours)

  • CAHA 530 - Instructional Theory and Practice in Teaching Adults (3)
  • CAHA 575 - Policy Studies in Adult Continuing Education (3)
  • CAHA 581 - Community Project Development and Adult Education (3)
  • CAHA 700 - Seminar in Adult and Higher Education (may be taken twice for up to 6 credit hours) (Seminars must be directly related to adult continuing education and approved by the adult continuing education certificate coordinator.)
  • CAHA 710 - Evaluating Adult Continuing Education Programs (3)
  • CAHA 761 - Adult Learning in Social Movements: Building Civil Society (3)
  • CAHE 572 - Assessment Methods in Higher Education (3)

Interested? Apply now

Program Contact

Danae Miesbauer
815-753-1306
dmiesbauer@niu.edu

Faculty

LaVerne Gyant

Xiaodan Hu

Katy Jaekel

Jorge Jeria

Carrie Kortegast

Z Nicolazzo