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Department of Professional Studies

Adult and Postsecondary Education Learner Outcomes

  1. Academic Knowledge:  Students will demonstrate a deep understanding of knowledge related to the nature, function and scope of adult and continuing education; historical, philosophical and sociological foundations; adult learning and development; program processes including planning, delivery, and assessment/evaluation.

  2. Practical Competence: Students will demonstrate the ability to translate academic knowledge into expert practice related to their professional roles and specialized areas of interest.

  3. Reflective Inquiry: Students will demonstrate a reflective stance toward their professional practice and competence with diverse, critical and global perspectives and key tools of inquiry related to this field of study.

  4. Democratic Commitment: Students will demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between adult and continuing education and the complex process of democracy and a commitment to pursue this process with a focus on equal learning opportunities.

  5. Professional Engagement: Students will demonstrate intellectual engagement with adult and continuing education practices through creative and scholarly pursuits, participation in professional associations, and related activities.  



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