The master of education 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 adult basic education, general adult education, adult literacy, volunteer training, and in-service education within a variety of organizations including community colleges, vocational schools, business and industry, and government. Graduates of UALR’s program find positions as learning facilitators, training directors, administrators, and curriculum specialists in adult education programs.
The master of education in adult education is an intensive professional development experience. Its students are 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, and meeting the needs of professionals 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 or may be tailored to meet other professional needs and goals.