Teaching adult learners is a fulfilling experience, whether it’s in a college classroom or a workplace training program. Adult learners have a wealth of knowledge, experience and insights to share with others, which creates an engaging learning environment for both students and educators. If you want to help adults achieve their academic and professional goals, TROY’s adult education programs can help you focus your career in that direction.
TROY’s adult education programs qualify you for fulfilling careers in higher education, curriculum design, corporate settings and many others. Our graduates have gone on to work in higher education, nonprofit organizations, military environments, healthcare organizations, corporate consulting and many others.
Develop your ability to design, implement and evaluate adult education programs for
a wide range of learning environments. You’ll learn instructional design processes,
teaching strategies, and evaluation methods that prepare you to work in community,
post-secondary, workplace or government settings. Coursework includes instructional
technologies, eLearning design and development, strategies for teaching adults, educational
evaluation and more.
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Become a globally minded leader who can apply knowledge from real-world situations to adult learning environments. This concentration is designed for professionals who want to develop leadership competencies that can be applied in a variety of settings and situations, including private, nonprofit, public, military and healthcare industries. In this concentration, you’ll study workforce management, organizational development, training, workforce development, personnel planning and organizational change.
This certificate in adult education focuses on the unique aspects of adult learning and how they impact curriculum and instructional design for adult learners. Once you've earned your certificate, you'll also be able to identify methods of evaluating adult education programs. Coursework includes adult learning and development, curriculum development and instructional design.
This certificate focuses on the distinctive aspects of adult education, including
development, learning theory and historical foundations. You’ll also learn to use
state-of-the-art technologies and innovative strategies in adult education curricula.
Once you've completed this certificate program, you'll know how to develop curricula
to create effective, efficient, and engaging instruction in any content area and with
any medium, including live instruction.
This certificate in adult education teaches you how to develop and implement an organizational
vision and short, long, emergency and strategic plans. With this certificate, you'll
gain an understanding of how organizations function and be able to use this knowledge
with a wide variety of stakeholders. You'll also come away with innovative ideas to
support organizational change and progress.
Gain an understanding of workforce development policies and systems in the United
States and develop your skills in the design, management and evaluation of adult education
programs. Upon receiving this certificate, you'll understand business models and concepts,
along with the needs, characteristics and learning styles of the U.S. labor force.
You’ll also be able to collect, analyze and interpret labor market data and trends.
Not all learning takes place in a classroom. Practical experience learned in the workplace can be just as valuable as more traditional educational qualifications. As the workforce ages, skilled workers must pass their knowledge and experience on to the next generation to ensure business continuity. This creates opportunities for people with practical skills to fill a range of jobs in education. However, knowing how to do a specific task is very different from being able to teach someone else how to do it.Read More