Adult Learning & Development (Minor)

This minor provides knowledge to maximize adult learning in training, consulting, or instructional environments. Students will develop an understanding of the unique qualities, motivations, and capabilities of the adult student.
NOTE: This minor may not be declared with the following major: BS Applied Studies Option in Education and Training.
Students will have the opportunity to:
1. Develop sufficient understanding of adult learner behaviors and capacities to enable the student to respond effectively to possible professional scenarios.
2. Apply knowledge of adult development and learning to solving problems in the context of the student’s professional field.
3. Ask critical questions about information and research in the field.

All minor courses must be completed with a minimum grade of C-, and a 2.0 grade point average must be maintained in courses for the minor. Two courses must be at the upper level (600 or 700). Only one overlap is allowed between major and minor.

Required Courses
INST 701Teaching and Learning in Adulthood4
INST 702The Learning Workplace4
or INST 703 Instructional Design and Interactive Learning
INST 797Program Development and Learning4
PSY 630Psychology of Adulthood4
PSY 646Psychology of Occupational Stress4
Total Credits20