Adult Education
Graduate Level Certificate

See "How to Enroll in the Certificate Program" below and make sure to complete the application.

The Evolution of Education

Teaching adults requires more than a classroom, lesson plan and assignments for assessing progress. Adult students bring with them life experiences, workplace case studies and other traditional educational activities that raise the bar in today’s classroom. Professors and trainers need to learn and utilize strategies for delivering their own material while incorporating the knowledge of those whom they are teaching to enhance the learning experience.

The course work will provide the foundational knowledge of adult learning theories and styles, elements of program development and delivery formats, policies and trends for those who manage and oversee adult education programs, and critical and contemporary issues in adult education.

The Certificate and Requirements

Four classes are required to complete the certificate program. Le Moyne does a unique job of combining campus-based classroom instruction with synchronous and asynchronous delivery to meet the needs of local students wanting a face-to-face interaction and those learners at a distance. Courses are offered in the fall, spring and summer semesters. Traditional lectures, case studies and group and individual projects are part of the learning experience.

Who Should Enroll?

This graduate-level certificate in adult education is designed for those who want to work, or who are already working, with an adult population in an educator or trainer role in a variety of settings including businesses and corporations, health care, nonprofit organizations, communication organizations, adult literacy education and higher education.

An earned bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and completed certificate application are required to register for the certificate program and individual courses.

How to Enroll in the Certificate Program

Students must complete an application before registering for their first course in this certificate program. Click on the link below and print out the application.

Application for Certificate (pdf)

Please contact the Department of Education to schedule an advising appointment.

Department of Education
Reilly Hall
Room 101
(315) 445-4376

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