Adult Learning in
College of Education, Health & Human Sciences
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, offers an online Adult Learning in Professional Settings Graduate Certificate for graduate students seeking to expand their knowledge in adult learning across various settings.
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Expand Your Knowledge of Adult Learning
The graduate certificate in Adult Learning in Professional Settings is intended for new and currently admitted graduate students wishing to acquire knowledge and develop skills to plan, design, implement, and evaluate principles of adult learning in various postsecondary and professional settings such as healthcare, corporate, military, continuing education, continuing medical education, higher education, human resources, and governmental settings. As adults continuously engage in learning that lasts for one’s lifetime and occurs in various social contexts, understanding how, why, what, and where adults learn is important for professionals. This graduate certificate will prepare learners to be able to apply and advance their knowledge in the education and training of adults in professional settings.
The Adult Learning in Professional Settings Graduate Certificate requires the completion of the following courses:
EDPY 521: Program Planning in Adult Education
Theories and methods from research and practice in planning and operating educational programs. The focus is on the practice of planning educational programs. Concepts can be applied in a variety of contexts such as professional development, health education, training in the workplace, or parent education.
EDPY 523: Adult Learning in Social Context
Examining the social contexts of adult education, and the role of adult education in society, including race, class, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity analyses. Addressing relevant historical, sociological, political, and economic factors that influence adult education theory, practice, and research.
EDPY 524: Learning in the Workplace
Theories and concepts supporting design and management of learning activities for adults in the workplace.
EDPY 525: Adult Learning
Key characteristics of adult learners, current theory and research on adult learning, and implications for teaching and learning concepts.