The mission of the adult education program is to develop professional adult educators who are reflective practitioners. The program provides students with the theoretical, philosophical, historical, and research foundations of best practice in the education of adults. Core courses address program development, instructional processes or strategies, the nature of adult learning and development, the organization and administration of adult education programs, and an introduction to the field of adult education. The Research Problems in Education course provides students with foundational knowledge of how to use, plan, and conduct research. Elective courses in adult education address the diverse areas of practice as well as the diversity of adult learners. The Master of Arts in Education in Adult Education requires a minimum of 36 semester hours.