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Master of Science in Education - Adult Education & Training

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All courses in this 33-degree Adult Education & Training Master of Science in Education degree concentration are 15 weeks in length. Students need to be actively engaged in the monthly Adult Education & Training community building activities throughout the degree program. The courses are sequential. It is expected that when students complete a course they will enroll for the next course in the program at the next available start date for that course. In general, credits may not be transferred into this program. 

MSEd AET – THE FOUNDATION (18 credits in total):

The Building Blocks of the Sebago Plan

  • ED 650 Theories & Principles in Adult Education & Training
  • ED 654 Educational Objectives for the Sebago Plan
  • ED 658 Literature Review in Adult Education & Training
  • ED 662 Technology in Adult Education & Training
  • ED 668 Needs Analysis & Evaluation in Adult Education & Training
  • ED 672 Case Study in Adult Education & Training

MSEd AET – THE PROJECT (9 credits in total):

The Core of the Sebago Plan
*Students will select one instructor for all three courses

  • ED 680 Program Development – Needs Assessment Plan
  • ED 684 Program Development – Evaluation Plan
  • ED 688 Program Development – The Project

MSEd AET – THE CULMINATION (6 credits in total):

An Analysis of the Sebago Plan

  • ED 692 Current Topics in Adult Education & Training
  • ED 696 Critical Reflection of the Sebago Plan

This MSEd degree with a concentration in Adult Education & Training (MSEd AET) is a practitioner-oriented master’s degree concentration using proven adult learning and human resource training methodologies for individuals interested in working with adults in a variety of fields including:

  • Adult education programs
  • Coaching
  • Community College Teaching
  • Continuing Professional Education
  • Corporate Training
  • e-Learning
  • Incarceration Education
  • Literacy
  • Mentoring
  • Military Training
  • Performance Consulting
  • Public Outreach
  • Religious Education
  • Staff Development                                                                                                     

This unique program models adult learning principles with the focus of the learning being student-centered rather than teacher-centered. The faculty members are mentors and “guides on the side.” Students establish the goals and measurable objectives for all but the earliest courses in the program as well as their master’s degree project. 

Students will choose one of the core values of Saint Joseph’s College as a guiding principle for their unique degree program:

  • Faith
  • Excellence
  • Integrity
  • Community
  • Respect
  • Compassion
  • Justice

Learners choose a major project in adult education or human resource training that is useful in their workplace. This master’s degree concentration project evolves through a succession of courses in this program based on the students’ personal interests and needs at their workplace in consultation with their faculty mentors.

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