The program cultivates a supportive and diverse learning community, with faculty working together on community engagement projects, research, and presentations and publishing in local, national, and international venues.
Students develop skills in research and practice that help adults in organizations and communities improve their lives and work.
The Adult, Professional, and Community Education degree from Texas State University educates scholar-practitioners who work in the broad array of settings served by the field of adult education. Graduates of the program are educational leaders who:
- act as change agents
- foster student-centered, lifelong learning communities
- recognize and build on the diverse assets of colleagues and students
- thoughtfully use technology as a tool for communication, research, teaching, and learning
- make ethical and moral decisions and articulate the values and principles that guide them
- inform theory with practice and practice with theory
- continuously learn and support the continuous learning of others
Graduates from the Adult, Professional, and Community Education degree from Texas State University design, deliver, manage and evaluate adult learning in many settings, including not-for-profit organizations, government agencies, post-secondary education, healthcare organizations, business, adult basic education and ESL programs, international organizations, and the military. They work as faculty, program coordinators, directors, scholars, administrators, executives, researchers, planners, learning specialists, and organizational developers.
- Community Development for Educators
- Leadership and Organizational Change
- Historical and Philosophical Foundations and Contemporary Issues in Adult Education
- Advanced Studies in Adult Development
- Advanced Studies in Adult Learning
- Problems and Strategies in Program Planning Seminar
- Human Resource and Professional Development
- Teaching Adults: Principles and Practices
- 24 days
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- baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university
- master's degree from a regionally accredited university in a field related to the proposed course of study
- a copy of an official transcript from each institution where course credit was granted
- minimum 3.5 GPA in all completed graduate course work
- interview with program faculty
- statement of purpose (approximately 500 words) describing your background and professional goals and including your rationale for pursuing a doctoral degree in adult, professional, and community education
- three forms of recommendation addressing professional and academic background. References are required to use the program's Professional Reference Evaluation form and are also strongly encouraged to attach a recommendation letter to the form.
International48195 USD/fullTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 765 USD per credit during 24 days.
National48195 USD/fullTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 765 USD per credit during 24 days.
In-State22491 USD/fullTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 357 USD per credit during 24 days.
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