Pictures from the Adult Higher Education Retreat on November 2, 2013
The NIU Adult and Higher Education Program in the College of Education offers professional preparation for students at the master’s and doctoral levels for entry-level and leadership roles in the field of adult education and higher education.
The Master of Science in Education – Adult and Higher Education is a 36-semester-hour program that offers theoretical and methodological bases for professional development, while providing comprehensive pre-service education for persons seeking careers in adult and higher education.
The Doctor of Education – Adult and Higher Education is a 63-semester-hour program beyond the master’s degree that provides a flexible system of professional study, with course work in areas of educational policy, administration, and research, to prepare both generalists and specialists in the field. Graduate students in adult and higher education prepare for leadership roles in a variety of adult and higher education endeavors. Students learn how to assist others to enhance their present roles or to prepare for new roles in society.
In addition, students have a choice of four areas of emphasis and are strongly encouraged to take the courses identified under each category, for specific preparation related to the above-mentioned leadership roles. The four areas of study are:
Highlights of the Adult and Higher Education program include: