The M.Ed. In Adult Education encompasses a broad field including many interests and competencies and is not limited to a single discipline, institution, program, or agency. The overall purpose of this UALR graduate program is to prepare present and future leaders for positions of responsibility in diverse educational contexts.
The fields of adult education include professional education (e.g. engineering, medicine, nursing, law), volunteer training, technical education (e.g. community colleges, vocational schools), adult basic education and in-service education (e.g. business, industry, government). Graduates of UALR’s program find positions as learning facilitators, training and program directors, administrators, and curriculum specialists in programs for adults.
The M.Ed. in Adult Education is an intensive professional development experience. Students are self-directed, committed professionals seeking to improve themselves, their work place, their communities, and society. To accomplish this, an individualized program of study is designed with each student, allowing for specific interests, needs, and career goals. The adult education program is designed to meet the needs of professional in any type of lifelong learning environment who wish to continue their education at the graduate level.
The program may lead to Arkansas teacher licensure.