The graduate certificate in adult education is designed for professionals who desire graduate-level training in the discipline of adult education but do not need a master’s degree. The graduate certificate program consists of four courses from the master of science in adult education program (12 credit hours: ADE 600, ADE 605, ADE 608, and ADE 610). Students who complete the certificate program and choose to continue their graduate studies at Buffalo State may request that certificate program courses be applied toward the master’s degree in adult education. This program does not lead to teaching certification. The certificate program is offered both on the Buffalo State campus and through web-based courses.
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1. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 (4.0 scale), or a master’s degree from an accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale).
2. Applicants who hold a bachelor’s degree but do not meet either of the above criteria may be admitted if they attain a minimum combined quantitative/verbal score of 1000 on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), attain a minimum score of 45 on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT), or complete 6 credit hours of 500-level coursework at the college as an accepted premajor student with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5.
3. A letter describing the applicant’s interest in the field and experience with teaching or administering adult programs.
Application Deadline: Applicants must apply by July 1 for fall admission or by December 1 for spring admission. No applications are accepted for summer admission.
Required Courses 12 credits
ADE 500 Introduction to Adult Education
ADE 600 Adulthood and Development
ADE 608 Instructional Design
ADE 610 Methods of Adult Education