Adult Education Certificate
This online 12-semester credit hour certificate will provide learners with the necessary skills to teach adults more effectively in a variety of settings including colleges, health care settings, social services, and business and industry. The educational objectives are as follows:
- identify, develop, and apply teaching techniques and strategies suitable for adults,
- examine the nature of adult learning,
- to identify and apply components in planning and developing an adult education program,
- apply distance learning principles to training settings.
The certificate requires twelve credit hours*.
*This is an online program. To be eligible for the certificate, only one of the required courses may be taken face-to-face.
Current Texas A&M University students who are in good academic standing can begin taking certificate courses any semester. To be eligible for the certificate, students must complete the current student application prior to starting course work.
Interested applicants who are not current Texas A&M University students will apply through the ApplyTexas application. The major to select is “Adult Education, Certificate”. Application fee: a non-refundable $65 application fee for domestic applicants and $90 application fee for international applicants. Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended are required to be submitted to the Graduate Admissions Office. More details can be found at http://admissions.tamu.edu/graduate/apply
Applicants will be assigned a University Identification Number (UIN) 24-48 hours after submitting the application. This UIN will be needed to access the Applicant Information System (AIS) to complete the remaining application requirements.
Fall: July 1
Spring: October 1
Areas of Scholarly Interest:
- Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Higher Education and the Workplace
- Low Literate, Low Income Women in Education and Work
- Immigrant/International Women in Higher Education
- Globalization and the Internalization of Adult and Higher Education
- Women and Poverty
Dr. Elizabeth Roumell received her Ph.D. in Education from the University of Wyoming in 2009. Dr. Roumell joined the Education Administration and Human Resource Development department at Texas A&M as an Assistant Professor in 2016. Dr. Roumell teaches graduate courses in adult education and human resource development. Dr. Roumell’s research focuses on adult learning and identity development, supervising and mentoring graduate research, and education policy analysis. She has written 15 peer-reviewed journal articles, 7 book chapters, and was a Co-PI on a $1.3 million dollar grant as a state-level evaluator from 2011-2016. Dr. Roumell received the 2013 Early Career Award from the national Commission of Professors of Adult Education (CPAE) of the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education, and the 2017 Early Career Award from NRMERA, a regional division of AERA.View Profile