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Curriculum & Instruction—Adult Education
Required Courses

Required during first semester

  • EDUC 500 Online Orientation - 0 credits
  • UNIV LIB Information, Research, and Resources - 0 credits

Core Courses

  • EADM 515 Research Design (Summer) - 3 credits
  • EDCS 563 Instructional Strategies for Students Who Are At-Risk (Spring) - 3 credits
  • EDIP 540 Philosophical Foundations in Education (Fall) - 3 credits
  • EDIP 542 Introduction to Curriculum & Instruction (Fall) - 3 credits  
  • EDIP 543 Technology in Education (Spring) - 3 credits
  • EFND 534 Assessment & Evaluation Techniques (Summer) - 3 credits

Concentration Courses

  • EADL 500 Theories of Adult Education (Fall) - 3 credits
  • EADL 510 History and Context of Adult Programs (Summer) - 3 credits
  • EADL 520 Curriculum Development for Adult Learners (Fall) - 3 credits
  • ECUR 511 Curriculum, Methods & Assessment (Spring) - 3 credits
  • ESCP 505 Psychology & Development of the Learner (Spring) - 3 credits

Total: 33 credits



C&I Adult Education graduates will be able to:

  • Explore the philosophy, principles, and practices in designing, implementing and evaluating programs and curricula in different contexts.
  • Critically examine issues related to teaching and learning from a Christian worldview.
  • Evaluate curricula against standards, policies, and legislation at the local, state, national, and international level.
  • Develop a foundation of knowledge about curriculum improvement, including knowledge of effective teaching and learning for diverse learners.
  • Utilize the strategic planning process to plan, implement, and evaluate curricula in a variety of settings.
  • Utilize data based decision making to evaluate curriculum goals, instructional objectives, assessment, and student learning outcomes.

Curriculum & Instruction—Adult Education
Course Descriptions

EADL 500 Theories of Adult Education (3) Theories and theorists associated with adult learning and their impact on adult education practice in various adult learning settings.

EADL 510. History of American Adult Programs (3) Educational programs and settings designed for adult learners from colonial America to contemporary times.

EADL 520 Curriculum Development for Adult Learners (3) Examines the development and administration of curriculum and instructional programs for adult learners in diverse educational settings including adult basic education, GED, and workplace. Emphasis is placed on effective environments and instructional strategies for addressing programmatic goals and outcome appropriate for adults.

EADM 515 Research Design (3) Focuses on the role of the school leader or educator as a consumer (basic, applied, and orientational), a user (evaluation), and a producer (action) of educational research.  As consumers, candidates learn how to identify, read, analyze, synthesize, evaluate, explain, and apply quantitative, qualitative, and mixed research.  As users, candidates utilize descriptive statistics and data-driven decision making in problem based learning applications.  As producers, candidates follow the structure of a research proposal to develop competency with the literature, methods, designs, and data analysis techniques germane to the field.

ECUR 511 Curriculum, Methods & Assessment (3) Focuses on the role of the individual teacher in his or her classroom. Emphasizes curricula, methods of instruction and the assessment of pupil progress in daily lessons and units of instruction.

EDCS 563 Instructional Strategies for At-Risk Students (3) Reach and effectively teach students who are at risk in the general classroom. Addresses topics such as curriculum-based assessment, accommodations, modifications and collaboration with other professionals and family members.

EDIP 540 Philosophical Foundations in Education (3) Historical, political and philosophical foundations of education. While focused on U.S. education, emphasis on generalized principles and issues makes it relevant to all nations. Establishes a philosophical foundation of education and surveys various worldviews that affect education today.

EDIP 542 Introduction to Curriculum & Instruction (3) Develop an understanding of biblical perspectives on the nature of learning and the ability to think critically about issues related to teaching and learning. Explore the components of effective instruction and learn how to implement instructional strategies that promote learning.

EDIP 543 Technology in Education (3)  Increase learning and learner success by designing educational events that use instructional technology. Covers three basic areas of technology integration: planning, implementation and evaluation. Does not cover specific applications. Within this framework, various technologies and tools will be investigated for the purpose of determining which are best suited for particular instructional situations. Discusses broader issues regarding the usefulness and effectiveness of technology integration in education. The ultimate goal is to create a plan to integrate technology in your educational setting.

EDUC 500  Online Orientation (0) This course is designed to acquaint learners with the technologies and resources needed to successfully complete their online course(s)/program.

EFND 534 Assessment & Evaluation Techniques (3) Using the principles of educational measurement, construct and interpret valid assessments using a variety of formats in order to measure student attainment of essential skills in a standards-based environment. Develop the ability to analyze assessment data to make decisions about how to improve instruction and evaluate and improve student performance. Emphasis will be placed on the design of “alternative” and traditional assessment instruments.

ESCP 505: Psychology & Development of the Learner (3) Study the process of human growth and developing patterns of behavior throughout the life span. Emphasizes the individual’s physical, mental, emotional, intellectual and spiritual growth.

UNIV LIB Information Research & Resources (0) Teaches basic competencies in the use of computer and related information technology research and resources, including use of the library. Enroll in the course in the first semester. Required for graduation. Pass/No Pass.

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