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Adult Education and Human Resource Development, Master of Arts in Educational Studies, Workforce Development and Education

The Adult Education and Human Resources and Development program offers opportunities to study the connections between work and learning. The program provides research and professional development opportunities to meet the needs of individuals, organizations, and government agencies.

The program objectives are to provide an appropriate series of courses and experiences to enable graduates to successfully enter teaching, leadership, training and supervisory positions in the private sector or public agencies and organizations.

Career Paths

Graduates of the program can find employment opportunities in a variety of positions within various organizations. Recent graduates are employed as corporate training and development specialists, adult education directors, human resource managers and two-year college faculty.


Deadline to Apply: 
November 1 for spring semester; April 1 for autumn semester; March 1 for summer term
Prerequisites/Pre-major Requirements: 
Bachelor's degree
Minimum Program Hours: 

Degree requirements: Core courses (9 hours), specialization courses (12 hours), electives (9 hours)
Other requirements: Pass a written master’s examination, or complete an approved thesis.

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Edward C. Fletcher, Jr., PhD, Distinguished Associate Professor
Jay Plasman, PhD, Assistant Professor
David Stein, PhD, Associate Professor
Chris Zirkle, PhD, Associate Professor
Jane Briggs, PhD, Senior Lecturer


Jay Plasman
Assistant Professor