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Adult and Higher Education, Master of Arts

Program Info

This program is designed to develop the capacity of individuals to plan, organize, and carry through a variety of education and service programs to meet adult learners' needs in postsecondary and adult continuing education institutions. This program is not approved for rank change for public school teachers.

Our 30-hour Adult and Higher Education Master of Arts program includes a nine-hour area of specialization that can be tailored to student interests and aspirations. Although students are free to develop their own areas of specialization (with adviser approval), the following areas of specialization have been pre-approved by our program and the offering departments:

Business Training and Development:
Department of Management, Marketing and Real Estate

Choose three of the following courses:
BIS 621 Instructional Innovations in Business and
Information Technology
BIS 630 Managerial Communications
MNGT 600 Survey of Management and
Organizational Behavior
MNGT 662 Human Resource Development
MNGT 665 Organizational Behavior
MNGT 661 Human Resource Topics

Community College:
Department of Foundational and Graduate Studies in Education
EDAH 660 Survey of Community College
EDAH 661 The Community College Student
EDAH 662 Seminar in Community College

Counseling:
Department of Foundational and Graduate Studies in Education

Three of the following courses:
EDGC 656 Introduction to Counseling
EDGC 666 Theories of Counseling
EDGC 667 Group Counseling
EDGC 619 Career and Vocational Development
EDGC 661 Measurement Principles and Techniques
(EDGC 656, 666, and 667 must be taken in succession without contrary permission from individual instructors.)

English as a Second Language
EDSL 601 Linguistics for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
EDSL 602 TESOL Theory and Practice
EDSL 603 Language and Culture
EDSL 604 TESOL Methods and Materials; course is also available as an extra course; but EDSL 601,602 and 603 are prerequisites to it.

The Adult and Higher Education Program now houses the P-12 ESL endorsement certification courses. The endorsement is available to P-12 certified teachers. However, courses are available to adult and higher education students as an area of specialization.

Accreditations

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges is the regional body for the accreditation of degree granting higher education institutions in the Southern states.

Master of Arts in Adult and Higher Education
Admission Requirements:

1) General admission to graduate study
2) Two years of relevant professional experience is advisable
3) GRE score of 750 or a 30 raw score on the Miller Analogies Test
4) Appropriate TOEFL or English Language Instruction Test of the University of Michigan scores for international students

Program Requirements:

1) Satisfy the general degree requirements
2) Maintain a 3.0 graduate GPA. Any student who receives grades of "C" in more than two graduate courses will be immediately dropped from his/her respective program
3) Comprehensive written examination
4) Must be unconditionally admitted
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Primary Phone: 606.783.2261

E-mail: Dr. Lee Nabb

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