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M.A. in Adult Learning and Development (545)

Offered online, the program is designed for persons providing or managing adult learning activities in diverse settings such as workforce development, business, higher education, secondary education, e-learning, and government.

The program consists of a minimum of 33 semester hours, including a 12-semester hour core, a 12 semester hour concentration area, a 3 semester hour support area, and a 6 semester hour application area. The program addresses the standards of the commissions of Professors of Adult Education. All courses are offered through distance learning delivery.

Foundation courses cover history and conditions of the profession, adult learning theory, program development and design of adult instruction. The research course focuses on data-driven activities for assessing the criteria, standards, and strategies that practitioners need to make sound, empirically supported professional decisions. The program concentration areas are adult and workforce development, homeland security and e-learning.

Contact Dr. Christy Hornsby at to discuss your career goals and best program to meet your needs.

Also, those with a Louisiana teaching or administrative certification may choose to secure certification as an adult education instructor or GED center supervisor. For certified Louisiana teachers, specified courses lead to add-on certification in Adult Education Instructor (601B). Please, note that five years of adult education experience prior to the implementation of certification are required. Please, refer to the TeachLouisiana site for more information.

Master of Arts (M.A.) in Adult Learning and Development Prescriptions of Study

Master of Arts (M.A.) in Adult Learning and Development Documents