Graduate Certificate in Adult Education

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The Adult Education certificate provides educators with strategies and techniques necessary to effectively educate adults. Individuals holding either a bachelors or masters degree wishing to refine skills in providing professional development and adult education training in schools, businesses, non-profit organizations, and/or institutions of higher learning are ideal candidates for this certificate.

This Graduate Certificate is eligible to receive Title IV funding – Direct Unsubsidized Loans and Graduate PLUS loans by request. To be considered for aid, students need to submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Additional information: Reference the Program Landing Page for additional information, such as cost, delivery format, contact information, or to schedule a visit.

Applicants seeking admission to the Adult Education certificate program must submit the following directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions:

  1. Graduate Application
  2. Application fee
  3. Official transcript from the degree granting institution
  4. Minimum undergraduate or graduate GPA of 2.8
  5. Request for Adult Education Certificate
Graduate Certificate in Adult Education
Specified Courses
CIED 5382Instructional Coaching3
CIED 5383Integrating Current Technologies in Education3
CIED 5394Curricula for Adult Learning3
CIED 5397Human Growth & Learning3
Total Hours12

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) marketable skills initiative is part of the state’s 60x30TX plan and was designed to help students articulate their skills to employers.  Marketable skills are those skills valued by employers and/or graduate programs that can be applied in a variety of work or education settings and may include interpersonal, cognitive, and applied skill areas.

The Graduate Certificate in Adult Education is designed to provide graduates with the following marketable skills: 

  • Instructional skills
  • Assessment
  • Curriculum development
  • Adult learning theory