Adult Education Courses (ADE) | Troy University

Adult Education (ADE)

ADE 3301 - Education Leadership and Motivation in Adult Learning (3)

In this course, you will learn how to create a shared vision for your team and effectively communicate it to your teammates. You will also learn how to set effective goals and expectations in a way that best enables your team to attain the shared vision. Finally, you will understand the most important needs and drivers of performance across cultures, and will learn to align rewards with desired behaviors so that your teammates are motivated to attain the team’s objectives. This course will help you diagnose and solve motivation problems so that you can bring out the best in your people.

ADE 3305 - Teaching Adults with Technology (3)

Instructional technology is becoming increasingly an important part of adult learner education. Adult learners need to utilize current and emerging technologies to perform required career duties and succeed as professionals in the workforce. Technology enhances the learning of adults, improves their motivation, and engages them in various activities. It also increases accessibility to individualized learning, and improves communication with coworkers and supervisors. This course focuses on the ideas and skills to integrate technology efficiently into curriculum and its utilization for effective teaching. Prerequisite: ADE 3301

ADE 3310 - Teaching Adult Learners (3)

This course features practical strategies and instructional techniques for teaching adult learners. Topics include characteristics of adult learners, adult learning/teaching styles, overcoming resistance to learning, promoting self-learning in adults, and dealing with diversity in the adult learning environment. Prerequisite: ADE 3301

ADE 3320 - Assessing Adult Learners (3)

This course is designed to assist participants with the development of knowledge and skills that can be applied to successful student outcomes assessment. Specifically, this course is an introduction to various methods that measure students’ knowledge and skills. Emphasis is placed on constructing and validating various types of measurement instruments and performance assessments including their validity and reliability. Prerequisite: ADE 3301

ADE 3346 - Educational Psychology in Adult Learning (3)

This course is a study of the distinctive characteristics of adult development and their interaction with the cognitive, social, and psychological characteristics of adult learning. Emphasis will be given to understanding the nature of adult learners and their learning processes, principles of motivation and effective facilitation geared toward adult learners, and social and cultural influences on adult learning. Prerequisite: ADE 3301

ADE 4400 - Classroom Management in Adult Learning (3)

This course will provide an introduction to managing various instructional environments including how to create a safe learning environment, design classroom and laboratory procedures, and develop an effective classroom management plan. Instruction also includes how to implement organizational systems to manage work-based learning experiences, student records, learning experiences, supplies, equipment, tools, finances, and facilities. Prerequisite: ADE 3301

ADE 4401 - Problem Solving and Decision Making (3)

This course explores the application of effective problem solving and decision making strategies in the workplace. It examines involvement of stakeholders in decision processes, models for decision making, decision trees, risk analysis, and issues associated with implementation of decisions. Prerequisite: ADE 3301

ADE 4410 - Professional Education Communication (Student Counseling) (3)

This course is designed to develop communication skills required for effective occupational educators working with adults in a variety of postsecondary, workforce development, and military education settings. The course focuses on information and the communication process. Emphasis will be placed on verbal, non-verbal, interpersonal, and written communication. Special attention will be given to working with diverse populations. Prerequisite: ADE 3301

ADE 4420 - History and Development of the Workforce (3)

This course is a study of the origins of adult career education and training in the United States. Students will learn about the pioneers in this field who built the theoretical concepts over time. Those concepts are examined through the lenses of:

  • Time and changes in the workplace during the agrarian and craftsman period, early industrialization, the post industrialization period, to current service and technology industries;
  • The impact of world events, and the influence of government legislation; and
  • The influence of women, minorities, and special needs employees in the workplace.

The course will provide the student a greater appreciation of the breadth and complexity of adult education by focusing on an area often overlooked Career and Technical Education. Prerequisite: ADE 3301