Option D:  The BAAS Program with Adult Education Emphasis

      The Adult Education Emphasis is a gateway program that provides students with the background to serve an organization in the area of training and development for adults. The course work combines strategies in adult learning, instructional system designs, best practices for adult learners regarding curriculum development, mentoring and the integration of technology into the training and development process.  A graduate would be prepared for a career in training and development for the military, civil service, business, or industry.

       General (see page 89)
      Academic Foundation and Core Curriculum (see page 91)

      Occupational Specialty (24-36 semester hours)

      Credits toward an area of coherent specialization may be earned from community colleges, this university and other senior institutions, workforce education, vocational or technical schools, armed forces schools, work experiences, and non-traditional learning experiences that can be equated to college credit. To qualify for work experience credit, a student must have 3 consecutive years of full-time employment within the last 6 years. A student may be awarded 2 hours of credit for each qualifying year of job experience related to the student’s occupational specialty up to a maximum of 6 hours. Credit for non-traditional experiences is granted on the basis of evaluation by the Director and the BAAS staff utilizing the National Guide of the American Council on Education (ACE) and other appropriate publications. Documentation will be placed in the student’s permanent file in the Office of the Registrar. A minimum of 24 semester hours in the area of occupational specialty must be completed before the student can be accepted into the program. Cognate vocational technical courses may be accepted within the area of occupational specialty or professional development.

       Professional Development (36 advanced semester hours that will include 3 hours of Internship [EDUC 4583], BAAS 4113, and 3 hours of advanced electives.)

       The Adult Education Emphasis is 36 advanced semester hours from the following:

3 hours of advanced electives

BAAS 4113  Capstone Project

EDUC 4513  Introduction to Training and Development

EDUC 4523  Trends and Issues in Training and Development

EDUC 4533  Instructional Strategies for Adult Learners

EDUC 4543  Instructional System Design

EDUC 4583  Internship

EDUC 4723  Mentoring

ETEC 4003  Advanced Technology

ETEC 4123  Instructional Technology Design

ETEC 4143  Multimedia Development

ETEC 4173  Multimedia Development II

3 hours of advanced electives



BAAS 4113.  Capstone Project                                                                                           3(0-3)

Prerequisite:  Senior standing.

Working with a BAAS advisor, each student will produce a capstone portfolio as the culminating activity to his/her BAAS work. The capstone course is designed to help the student assess the educational experience in relation to career goals and the application of educational concepts to those goals. Although the portfolio should be considered a “work in progress” from the student’s first enrollment in the BAAS program, the student will enroll in BAAS 4113 only once - typically when completion of all requirements can be accomplished during the enrolled semester. 



EDUC 4513 Introduction to Training and Development - This overview course investigates the design, delivery and evaluation of training programs. The relationship of modern technology and training theories with organizational practices will also be addressed.

EDUC 4523 Trends and Issues in Training and Development -This course will address general trends and issues that affect technology, training and development. Effective strategies and model programs will be discussed to enhance individual development in classrooms and training and development.

EDUC 4533 Instructional Strategies for Adult Learners -This course will explore Instructional strategies, such as group facilitation, cooperative learning, questioning, discussion, problem-solving, simulation, reflective teaching and other instructional techniques. Participants are expected to employ various presentation techniques through small group exercises.

EDUC 4543 Instructional System Design -Designed for training professionals to study the development, organization and use of curriculum materials and resources in educational settings.

EDUC 4583 Internship– Prerequisites: 24 semester hours in Training and Development and Educational Technology.  Designed as the culminating experience in the Adult Education program; provides 150 clock hours of training experience under the supervision of experiences personnel. 

EDUC 4723 Mentoring - Mentoring is a study of effective theories, research, and mentoring practices. Students in this course will be expected to master best practices and participate in hands-on learning experiences. The course will approach mentoring as a two-way growth process, emphasizing the developmental nature of mentoring. Training in effective communication skills and cognitive coaching will be included.

ETEC 4003 Advanced Technology  – In this course, students will learn to use suites of digital media and communication tools that support the development of technological pedagogical content knowledge. Students will develop learning experiences that incorporate new technologies that are developed in collaboration with methods courses instructors, or other instructors.  The learning plans developed in this course can be used in pre-service teaching and beyond.

ETEC 4123 Instructional Technology Design – This course provides an overview of current trends in instructional technology and examines technological advances in instruction with an emphasis on instructional design in online learning environments. Students will engage in some practical applications of instructional design theory.

ETEC 4143 Multimedia Development –Learners in this course will examine current theories of how people learn in online spaces that employ digital media, and explore a range of online learning tools such as social networking media, Internet Communication Tools (ICT), productivity applications, and wikis. Students will develop learning experiences with these digital media.

ETEC 4173 Multimedia Development II – Learners will continue their study of current and emergent theories of how people learn in online spaces that employ digital media, and explore a range of digital media designed to help the user create interactive and visual learning experiences. Students will explore and use virtual worlds, augmented reality, video and audio creation tools, and educational gaming tools to create learning experiences.  

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