2014-2015 Walden University Catalog (December 2014) 
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2014-2015 Walden University Catalog (December 2014) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Education Specialist (Ed.S.) in Adult Education

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The Education Specialist (Ed.S.) in Adult Education prepares current and aspiring adult education and training practitioners to develop and deliver effective adult instruction in a variety of settings. In this post-master’s program, students explore adult education theory; methods for studying how adults learn; and best practices for designing, assessing, and facilitating adult learning experiences. In the final capstone course, students examine the impact of new technologies and globalization on adult learning trends and apply their coursework to a real-world challenge within their work environment.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program, graduates will be able to:

  1. Apply knowledge related to the current research-based literature and trends in adult learning.
  2. Demonstrate the reflective teaching and learning skills needed by a professional in higher education and/or adult learning.
  3. Exhibit the ability to provide leadership via effective communication and use of technology.
  4. Articulate the impact of global interrelationships and affirm diversity in one’s own work in adult learning.
  5. Apply collaborative skills with a range of stakeholders in higher education and/or in adult learning organizations to effect positive social change.
  6. Demonstrate the ability to impact social change in adult education.


Degree Requirements

  • 36 total semester credit hours
  • Foundation course (6 sem. cr.)
  • Applied Research course (6 sem. cr.)
  • Core courses (18 sem. cr.)
  • Capstone (6 sem. cr.)
  • ePortfolio
  • Minimum of 6 semesters enrollment


Core Curriculum

Program Data

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