Emphasis of the concentration is on the development of reflective practitioners and engaged scholars who actively participate in leadership and service that promotes lifelong learning in a global community. It focuses on three areas of study and practice: self-directed learning, transformative learning, and reflective practice.
In addition to addressing more general areas of adult learning, core faculty offer their expertise in their supervision of student research and in their respective courses. For example, faculty members’ expertise may serve as the focus of proseminars, especially as the seminars focus on evolving research in related disciplines, research methodologies, and exemplars of notable studies in the three areas of adult learning.
The program offers students a choice of two ways to meet the university’s residency requirement. One is the traditional residency requirement that calls for two consecutive semesters of full-time study (nine credit hours). The other is an alternative residency requirement that requires students to enroll in six to nine credit hours of coursework each semester for six consecutive semesters.1
The curriculum is structured in terms of a core, an advanced core, research methods requirements, a cognate, electives, and dissertation research. In most cases, students will be expected to successfully complete requisite 500-level courses or their equivalents prior to enrolling in advanced courses at the 600-level. Courses that constitute the several areas of the curriculum are shown below. In some circumstances, a student may substitute other courses upon approval by his or her major advisor.
You can apply until:
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You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.Schedule TOEFL®
Minimum required score:
The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.Schedule IELTS
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.
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