Buffalo State

Graduate Catalog 2016-2017

Adult Education (M.S. and Graduate Certificate)

Master of Science Program

Program Code: MS-ED

Major Code: ADE

HEGIS 0807

Department of Adult Education

Susan K. Birden, Chair

Bacon Hall 122, (716) 878-4303

http://adulteducation.buffalostate.edu

The master of science in adult education program prepares professionals for careers in adult education and human resource development. Community agencies employ adult educators to conduct literacy, personal development, and workforce-preparation programs. Similarly, businesses employ human resource development professionals to train new workers and retrain experienced workers. Graduates of the program are also well prepared for doctoral programs in adult education. This program does not lead to teaching certification.

The master’s program is offered both on the Buffalo State campus and through web-based courses.

Admission Requirements:

  1. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 (4.0 scale), or a master’s degree from an accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale).
  2. A letter describing the applicant’s interest in the field and experience with teaching or administering adult programs.

In addition, all applicants should review the Admission to a Graduate Program section in this catalog.

Graduation Requirements: A minimum of 30 credit hours completed with a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA including 9 hours in an elective field specialization, selected under advisement. The 9-credit field specialization is developed by each student and his or her academic advisor to incorporate courses from related academic disciplines. Examples of field specializations include administration, linguistics, literacy, English as a second language, job development, workplace learning and staff development, vocational education, counseling, human resource development, student personnel administration, multiculturalism, creativity, exceptionality, criminal justice, health and wellness, educational computing, and business. The field specialization could also include an internship for those students with minimal adult education experience.

Students also must complete a written comprehensive examination as a culminating requirement.

Application Deadline: Applicants must apply by August 1 for fall admission or by December 1 for spring admission. No applications are accepted for summer admission.

Program Requirements

Required Courses

21 cr

ADE 500

Introduction to Adult Education

ADE 600

Adulthood and Development

ADE 605

Historical, Social, and Philosophical Foundations of Adult Education

ADE 608

Instructional Design

ADE 610

Methods of Adult Education

ADE 655

Diversity in Adult Education and Training

ADE 689

Methods of Educational Research

 

Elective Field Specialization Courses

 

9 cr

Three content courses plus comprehensive examination

Total Required Credit Hours

 

30 cr

All courses are 3 credit hours.

Graduate Certificate Program

Program Code: GRCT-ED

Major Code: ADE

HEGIS 0807

Department of Adult Education

Susan K. Birden, Chair

Bacon Hall 306, (716) 878-4303

http://adulteducation.buffalostate.edu

The graduate certificate in adult education is designed for professionals who desire graduate-level training in the discipline of adult education but do not need a master’s degree. The graduate certificate program consists of four courses from the master of science in adult education program. Students who complete the certificate program and choose to continue their graduate studies at Buffalo State may request that certificate program courses be applied toward the master’s degree in adult education. This program does not lead to teaching certification.

The graduate certificate program is offered both on the Buffalo State campus and through web-based courses.

Admission Requirements:

  1. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 (4.0 scale), or a master’s degree from an accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale).
  2. A letter describing the applicant’s interest in the field and experience with teaching or administering adult programs.

In addition, all applicants should review the Admission to a Graduate Program section in this catalog.

Graduation Requirements: Completion of the 12 required credit hours with a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA.

Application Deadline: Applicants must apply by August 1 for fall admission or by December 1 for spring admission. No applications are accepted for summer admission.

Program Requirements

Required Courses

12 cr

ADE 500

Introduction to Adult Education

ADE 600

Adulthood and Development

ADE 608

Instructional Design

ADE 610

Methods of Adult Education

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Graduate Programs at Buffalo State

Graduate Programs by School

Adult Education (M.S. and Graduate Certificate)

Applied Economics (M.A.)

Art Conservation (M.A. and C.A.S.)

Art Education (M.S.Ed.)

Art Education (PTCP)

Biology (M.A.)

Biology Education (7–12, M.S.Ed.)

Business and Marketing Education (M.S.Ed.)

Business and Marketing Education (PTCP)

Career and Technical Education (M.S.Ed.)

Career and Technical Education (PTCP)

Chemistry Education (7–12; M.S.Ed.)

Childhood and Early Childhood Curriculum and Instruction (M.S.Ed.)

Childhood and Early Childhood Education (Birth–Grade 6; M.S.Ed.)

Creative Studies (M.S.)

Creativity and Change Leadership (Graduate Certificate)

Criminal Justice (M.S.)

Earth Science Education (7-12), M.S.Ed.

Economics

Educational Technology (M.S.Ed.)

Educational Leadership (C.A.S.) - Building

Educational Leadership (C.A.S.) - Building & District

English (M.A.)

English Education (7–12; M.S.Ed.)

English Education (7–12; PTCP)

Foreign Language Education (1-6 Extension; 7-12) (M.S.Ed.)

Forensic Science (M.S.)

French Education (7–12; PTCP)

Great Lakes Ecosystem Science (M.A.)

Great Lakes Ecosystem Science (M.S.)

Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration (M.S.)

History (M.A.)

Human Resource Development (Graduate Certificate)

Industrial Technology (M.S.)

Literacy Specialist (Birth Through Grade 12; M.S.Ed.)

Mathematics Education (7–12; M.S.Ed.)

Mathematics Education (7–12; PTCP)

Mathematics Education (7–12; 5–6 Extension; PTCP)

Multidisciplinary Studies (M.A. and M.S.)

Museum Studies (M.A.)

Museum Studies (Graduate Certificate)

Music Education (M.M.)

Physics Education (7–12; M.S.Ed.)

Physics Education (7–12; M.S.Ed. with Alternative Certification)

Professional Applied and Computational Mathematics (M.S.)

Public Administration in Public and Nonprofit Management (M.P.A.)

Public Management (Graduate Certificate)

Public Relations M.S.

Science Education (M.S.Ed.)

Social Studies Education (7-12; M.S.Ed.)

Social Studies Education (7-12; PTCP)

Social Studies Education (7-12; 5-6 Extension; PTCP)

Spanish Education (7-12; PTCP)

Special Education

Speech-Language Pathology (M.S.Ed.)

Teaching Bilingual Exceptional Individuals

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Technology Education (M.S.Ed.)

Technology Education (PTCP)

Guide to Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions

ACM - Applied & Computational Mathematics

ADE - Adult Education

AED - Art Education

ATS - Art Therapy Studies

BIO - Biology

BME - Business and Marketing Education

BUS - Business

BXE - Bilingual Exceptional Education

CHE - Chemistry

CIS - Computer Information Systems

CNS - Art Conservation

COM - Communication

CRJ - Criminal Justice

CRS - Creative Studies

CTE - Career and Technical Education

DAN - Dance

DED - Distributive Education

DES - Design

ECO - Economics

ECS - Elementary Education

EDL - Educational Leadership

EDU - Elementary Education

EDT - Educational Technology

ENG - English

ENT - Engineering Technology

ESL - English as a Second Language

EXE - Exceptional Education

FAR - Fine Arts

FIN - Finance

FLE - Foreign Language Education

FOR - Forensic Science

FRE - French

GEG - Geography

GES - Geology

GLC - Great Lakes Center

HEA - Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration

HEW - Health and Wellness

HIS - History

HPR - Coaching and Physical Education

INT - Industrial Technology

MAT - Mathematics

MCL - Modern and Classical Languages

MED - Mathematics Education

MET - Mechanical Engineering Technology

MST - Museum Studies

MUS - Music

NFS - Dietetics and Nutrition

OEC - Occupational Education

PAD - Public Administration

PHI - Philosophy

PHY - Physics

PLN - Planning

PSC - Political Science

PSM - Professional Science and Mathematics

PSY - Psychology

SCI - Science

SLP - Speech Language Pathology

SOC - Sociology

SPA - Spanish

SPF - Social Psychological Foundations

SSE - Social Studies Education

SWK - Social Work

TEC - Technology

TED - Technology Education

THA - Theater Arts

UED - Urban Education

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