Adult and Continuing Education

Program Details

Area(s) of Study:
  • Adult Education
Associated Degree:
  • Ed.M.
Location(s):
  • Hybrid
  • Online
Program Level:
  • Masters
Program Type:
  • Degree

Description

Informational Webinar for Prospective Students

March 12th
6 pm
 
This live webinar will give you an opportunity to learn more about the program, hear about it from a student perspective, and get any questions answers about the program by the program director. Register here.

 

 
The Ed.M. program for Adult and Continuing Education is designed for individuals working in educational, non-profit, community-based, health care and corporate settings who wish to develop the knowledge and skills for designing, implementing, assessing, and evaluating learning experiences in formal and informal settings for adults. Now available both 100% online and as a hybrid program.
The 30-credit program is designed to develop conceptual and practical understanding of the adult learner, how to plan classes and programs that are best suited to meet the needs of adult learners, and how to create learning contexts that can encourage sustained learning and productive change in a variety of context in which adults learn.

 

Adult & Continuing Education Online Certificates:
 
Learn more about the program from Dr. Alisa Belzer:

Learn from a working professional about why this program works for him:

 

Program Objective
Graduates of this program will have a conceptual and practical understanding of how to design, implement, and evaluate courses and programs that appropriately meet the needs of diverse adult learners in a range of learning and organizational contexts. Additionally, graduates will learn how to be effective learning facilitators and change agents who can build and sustain a learning organization and lead change efforts informed by organizational and learner data.
 
Program Outcomes
Students will:
  • know the historical, philosophical, theoretical, and social roots of the field of adult education
  • understand the learning needs and characteristics of diverse adult learners
  • be able to plan, design, implement, and evaluate learning opportunities that are appropriate for adult learners in a variety of contexts
  • have the leadership skills to build and sustain a learning organization and guide organizational change efforts
  • understand how to use data to inform planning and change initiatives

Admissions

Students must submit a personal statement outlining their goals related to obtaining an Ed.M. in Adult and Continuing Education, undergraduate transcripts, 3 letters of recommendation, and a program application.  Students with an undergraduate GPA below 3.0 must submit evidence of the potential to successfully complete the program (e.g,. GRE scores).
 
Applications for the online program can be completed online at the Rutgers Online website.
 
Applications for the hybrid program can be completed online at the Graduate Admissions website or obtained from the Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 56 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 (848-932-7711).

Faculty

Alisa Belzer Clark A. Chinn
Richard Novak  

Program Requirements

Accepted students will have 5 years to complete the program, from the beginning of any course work to be counted toward the program.
A complete listing of degree requirements for the program are available for download:
Degree requirements are also available at the  Office of Student and Academic Services.
 
If you have more specific questions about this concentration, please contact Alisa Belzer.