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Field of Study: Adult and Continuing Education Teaching

Introduction

Adult and continuing education teaching programs prepare people to teach adults who want to develop or upgrade their skills and education.

 

Overview

In adult and continuing education teaching programs students learn to teach in classrooms, on computers, and in industry settings. They also learn to plan lessons and work experiences to assist adult learners.

Adult and continuing education programs include topics in:

  • Theories and concepts related to adult learners
  • Methods for teaching adult basic education
  • Curriculum development
  • Budgeting
  • Vocational training

Schools
Many colleges and universities offer bachelor's degrees in adult and continuing education teaching. A bachelor's degree usually takes about four years of full-time study.

Some universities offer graduate degrees in adult and continuing education teaching. A master's degree typically requires two years of study beyond a bachelor's degree. Doctoral (PhD) degree programs usually require two or more years of study beyond the master's degree.

Post-bachelor's certificates are also available in this program, which typically takes one to two years of full-time study after earning a bachelor's degree.