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

MS in Adult Learning

The MS in Adult Learning program provides students with the knowledge and skills required to design, deliver, and manage adult learning in a variety of environments. The MS in Adult Learning program has been created specifically to develop the competencies of adult educators and empower them to apply knowledge to practice. A dynamic combination of theory, research, and practical approaches, including an individualized capstone project, has been designed to improve educator effectiveness and enhance student learning outcomes.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate an awareness of and sensitivity to issues of diversity and multiculturalism as they impact motivation and social change in adult education.
  2. Critically examine issues, trends, and current research in the field of adult learning.
  3. Utilize a repertoire of practices for use in a variety of adult learning contexts.
  4. Create transformative learning experiences that meet the needs of adult learners across the lifespan.
  5. Evaluate and apply best practices in the use of technology in adult education.
  6. Exhibit an understanding of the organizations and policies that inform practice in adult learning settings.

Degree Requirements

  • 30–36 total semester credits, depending on the specialization
  • Foundation course (3 sem. cr.)
  • Core courses (21–24 sem. cr. depending on specialization)
  • Specialization courses (6–9 sem. cr. depending on specialization)
  • Capstone course (3 sem. cr.)
  • Minimum 5–6 semesters enrollment, depending on the specialization

Course Sequence

The sequence of courses for this program is dependent upon the specialization. Please see the course sequence chart on each specialization page.

Program Data

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