Adult Education Minor

The minor in Adult Education develops skills related to the education, training, and development of adults in a variety of settings, including community organizations, nonprofit and government agencies, and businesses.  The minor requires 18 semester hours, and all classes meet once per week (4:00-6:30 pm or 7:00-9:30 pm)

Please call 581-5931 or email ace@eiu.edu for further information and enrollment.

Dr. Stephen Lucas
Department Chair and Program Adviser

Courses

ACE 2000 – Introduction to Adult and Community Education (3)
Fall 2014 - Monday 4:00-6:30 pm
Introduction to the field of adult and community education, emphasizing foundations of the field, career paths, and necessary professional skills.

ACE 2200 – Learning Principles for Adult and Community Education (3)
Spring 2015 - Monday 4:00-6:30 pm

Introduction to major learning principles and their application in adult and community education programs.

ACE 3000 – Instructional Strategies in Adult and Community Education (3)
Fall 2015 - Day/time TBA
Introduction to an array of instructional approaches, strategies, and techniques that can be used in adult and community education settings.

ACE 3200 – Curriculum and Program Design in Adult and Community Education (3)
Spring 2015 - Tuesday 7:00-9:30 pm
Designing programs and curricula to meet educational needs in adult and community education settings, including course, unit, lesson, and materials design.

ACE 3400 – Assessment of Learning in Adult and Community Education (3)
Spring 2015 - Wednesday 4:00-6:30 pm
Development and use of a range of assessment strategies in adult and community education, including informal, formal, diagnostic, formative, and summative techniques.

And either:

ACE 4000 – Organization and Leadership in Adult and Community Education (3)
Fall 2015 - Day/time TBA
Introduction to leadership practices, organizational development, and management of adult and community education programs.

or:

ACE 4200 – Needs Assessment and Program Evaluation in Adult and Community Education (3)
Spring 2016 - Day/time TBA
Application of appropriate research and data analysis techniques to determine needs for educational programming and to evaluate impact of program delivery.

Major in Adult and Community Education

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Note: Neither the B.S. in Adult and Community Education major nor the minor in Adult Education lead to licensure to teach in public schools.  If you are interested in becoming a licensed teacher, please go to: www.eiu.edu/ceps/teached.php