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Master of Arts in Adult Education

Offered online, the 33-hour Master of Arts degree offers a contemporary, technology-rich program for those preparing to work with adult learners.  The program conforms to the guidelines of the Commission of Professors of Adult Education. The degree program offers three concentration areas: continuing education, homeland security, and technology management. Unlike other education graduate programs, a teaching certificate is not required for the Adult Education program.

Concentration in Continuing Education:  The continuing education concentration (510A) prepares graduates to work with adults as training managers and designers, community education directors, or facilitators in informal learning settings, or with undereducated adults in school, community college, or institutional settings.

Concentration in Homeland Security:  Homeland Security (510B) planners prepare large-scale training and simulation scenarios and deal with security threats in law enforcement or municipal management. 

Concentration in Technology Management:  Those interested in educational computing systems within schools, colleges, or industry may elect the technology management concentration (510C).

For information on the homeland security concentration (510B) or a separate master's program in homeland security, contact Mr. Joe Morris at morrisj@nsula.edu or call 318-357-5499.

For program information on the continuing education (510A) or technology management (510C) concentrations, contact Dr. Karen McFerrin at mcferrin@nsula.edu or call 318-357-5083. 

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Out-of-state students: Successful completion of this program by itself does not lead to certification or licensure in any state. It is the student's responsibility to determine individual state requirements for teacher certification or licensure. Please refer to Education Resource Organizations Directory (EROD) for individual state requirements for teacher certification or licensure. Please be advised that states change their policies from time to time and students are advised to check regularly with their state regulatory agencies' policies and procedures relating to licensure. Further, a criminal record may prevent an applicant from obtaining licensure, certification, or employment in this field of study.

For more information, contact the Department of Teaching, Leadership, and Counseling.