University of South Florida
College of Education
Moffitt Cancer Center
Tampa, FL 33620
Ed.D. - Adult Education, M.A. - Adult Education;Ed.S. - Adult Education;
The typical advanced degree student in adult education is a full-time professional attending school on a part-time basis. Students tend to have three major areas of variance: setting, subject area, and role. These areas change for each person, creating an extreme diversity for students to be served by one degree program.
The setting is typically the institution or agency in which the student is employed or seeking employment. Students tend to come from a variety of settings--including both educational and non-educational ones.
Each student's area of specialty is subject centered. Frequently, this may be related to his/her undergraduate degree, but it is not limited to that area. Students within adult education tend to emphasize a particular subject area based on their specific job requirements. For example, a Cooperative Extension Agent may work largely in the home economics area designing and delivering learning activities for adults in the community.
Third, the student's role relates to the particular job responsibilities in which he/she functions at the place of employment. Students are generally in one of three major roles: 1) a learning facilitator, 2) a program developer, or 3) an administrator.
Application Deadlines are as follows: Fall: June 1; Spring: October 15; and Summer: March 2
Accreditation:Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Facts & Figures
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive
Locale: Large City
Size & Settings: 40,000+