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Adult and Professional Learning, M.Ed.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
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Overview

The overall purpose of this UALR graduate program is to prepare present and future leaders for positions of responsibility in diverse educational contexts.The field of adult education includes professional education (e.g., engineering, medicine, nursing, law), volunteer training, technical education (e.g., community colleges, vocational schools), adult basic education, and in-service education (e.g., business and industry, government). Graduates of this program find positions as learning facilitators, training and program directors, administrators, and curriculum specialists in programs for adults.The M.Ed. in Adult and Professional Learning is an intensive professional development experience. Students are self-directed, committed professionals seeking to improve themselves, their work places, their communities, and society. To accomplish this, an individualized program of study is designed with each student, allowing for specific interests, needs, and career goals. This program is designed to meet the needs of professionals in any type of lifelong learning environment who wish to continue their education at the graduate level.The program may lead to Arkansas teacher licensure or may be tailored to meet other professional needs and goals. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

Adult Education Core Courses

  • Psychology of Adult Learning
  • Teaching Adults
  • Foundations of Adult Education

Education Courses

  • Introduction to Educational Research
  • Educational Assessment
  • Foundations of eLearning

Adult Education Courses

  • Methods and Materials in Adult Education
  • Organization and Administration of Adult Education
  • Program Planning in Adult Education

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    71

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    525

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.75

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.75 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.75 (4.0 scale), or
  • Grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 for the last 60 hours of undergraduate courses, or
  • Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0

Tuition Fee

  • International

    725 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 725 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    725 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 725 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    320 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 320 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Little Rock

  • 875 - 1320 USD/month
    Living Costs

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