Adult Education (minor)

What you will study

The adult education support area prepares you to teach adults. In this support area, you learn about adult development and learning in conjunction with methods of teaching adult learners.

This minor complements a variety of disciplines, including communication, business and management, psychology, nursing, and religious studies, etc. It prepares you for careers in which a high quality of effective interaction with adults is required, whether in formal classroom settings, as corporate trainers, or informally as supervisors in the business world. You are also exposed to advanced technology that enhances your ability to work with adults.

Adult Education Beginning
Take one from the following:3-4
Life Span Development
Human Development
Managing in Organizations
Social Movements & Social Change
Communication Foundations
Adult Education Intermediate
AED-354Adult Ed HR Principles& Philosophy Trng3
Adult Education Advanced
AED-488Adult Education HR Program Training3
AED-490Adult Education HR Practicum Training3

For 130 years, Alverno College has been dedicated to the education of women, preparing them for lives of personal and professional distinction and meaningful engagement with the world. Alverno extends this mission to men as well, through graduate and adult classes. We are a Catholic, liberal arts college with a curriculum so unique, educators from around the world come to Alverno to learn how we teach. Alverno’s abilities-based approach to learning ensures our graduates will learn more in class and retain knowledge longer. Students do not receive traditional grades, rather, they are assessed by faculty, community assessors, peers and themselves. Our small class sizes ensure students receive uncommon access to faculty. With an average student to teacher ratio of 10:1, you are guaranteed an individualized learning experience.