• Course Delivery
    100% Online
  • Total Credits
    15
  • In-State Tuition Per Credit
    $429.31
  • Out of State Tuition Per Credit
    $515.17

Adult Education

Graduate Certificate

The field of adult education explores the various ways in which adults learn. In today's global economy and complex technological society, lifelong learning has taken on a new importance, as adults in the workplace try to keep their skills up to date. As a result, the need for educators adept in working with adult learners has never been so keen.

The IU Online Graduate Certificate in Adult Education is designed to help professionals work effectively with adult learners in a variety of learning environments. You acquire a basic background in adult learning and program planning, as well as the diverse philosophical, theoretical, and historical contexts of adult education in the United States. This certificate is especially attractive to people who teach or develop programs for adults, yet do not have a graduate degree in adult education or the skills needed to educate this growing adult population.

Your IU Online Graduate Certificate in Adult Education prepares you for such careers as:

  • Human resource training specialist
  • Human resource manager 
  • Corporate trainer 
  • Job training specialist 
  • Community college administrator 
  • Adult literacy and remedial education teacher 
  • E-learning specialist 
  • Community organization administrator 

Certificate Requirements

To earn the Graduate Certificate in Adult Education, you must complete 15 credit hours.

Requirements are broken down as follows:

  • Adult education core courses (12 credit hours) 
  • Adult education elective courses (3 credit hours) 

NOTE: If you choose to purse the IU Online MSEd in Adult Education, these certificate courses may apply to your degree requirements. Completion of the certificate program does not guarantee admission to the graduate program.

Courses

Core
  • D 500Introduction to Adult Education Theory3 Credits
  • D 505Adult Learning through the Lifespan3 Credits
  • D 506Adult Education Planning and Development3 Credits
  • D 512 Forms and Forces in Adult Education3 Credits
Elective
  • D 523Small Group Theory in Adult Education 3 Credits
  • D 525Introduction to Distance Education Systems 3 Credits
  • D 600The Teaching Learning Transaction in Adult Education 3 Credits

Tuition & Fees

Cost for Indiana Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $429.31
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1287.93
Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $515.17
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1545.51
Note:  Additional fees will apply.

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