The graduate certificate in adult education is designed for professionals who desire graduate-level training in the discipline of adult education but do not need a master’s degree. The graduate certificate program consists of four courses from the master of science in adult education program. Students who complete the certificate program and choose to continue their graduate studies at Buffalo State may request that certificate program courses be applied toward the master’s degree in adult education. This program does not lead to teaching certification.
The graduate certificate program is offered both on the Buffalo State campus and through web-based courses.
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1. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 (4.0 scale), or a master’s degree from an accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale).
2. A letter describing the applicant’s interest in the field and experience with teaching or administering adult programs.
3. Applicants may be asked to participate in a phone or online interview at the discretion of the adult education coordinator.
In addition, all applicants should review the Admission to a Graduate Program section in this catalog.
Applicants must apply by August 1 for fall admission or by December 1 for spring admission. No applications are accepted for summer admission.
Required Courses (12 credit hours)
ADE 500 INTRODUCTION TO ADULT EDUCATION 3
ADE 600 ADULTHOOD AND DEVELOPMENT 3
ADE 608 INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN AND ASSESSMENT 3
ADE 610 METHODS OF ADULT EDUCATION 3
Total Credit Hours 12
Completion of the 12 required credit hours with a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA
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