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The Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development

The Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development (EAHR) develops educational leaders and improves practice through teaching, research and service in the areas of public school administration, human resource development, higher education administration, adult education and student affairs administration. Statewide and nationally, EAHR graduates, faculty and staff play major roles in the education of children and adults.

As one of four departments in the College of Education and Human Development, EAHR is currently home to about 380 undergraduate students, 392 graduate students, 22 faculty and 22 staff.

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Education Administration
PK-12 Educational Leadership
Higher Education Administration
Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education
Educational Human Resource Development
Adult Education
Human Resource Development
Human Resource Development Honors
Technology Management
Technology Management
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“What I enjoy most are the opportunities to work with such a diverse, intelligent, talented group of life-long learners,” said Druery. “People who are helpful, friendly and want to see you succeed encourage me on a daily basis.”

 – Donna Druery

Adult Education Certificate

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 educational learning centers, health care settings, social services, and business and industry. The educational objectives are as follows:

  1. identify, develop, and apply teaching techniques and strategies suitable for adults,
  2. examine the nature of adult learning,
  3. to identify and apply components in planning and developing an adult education program,
  4. apply distance learning principles to training settings.


Course Requirements

The certificate requires twelve credit hours*.

EHRD 616- Methods of Teaching Adults

EHRD 630- Adult Learning

EHRD 642- Program Development in Adult Education

EHRD 673- Introduction to Distance Education

*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

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.

Application deadlines:

Fall: July 1

Spring: November 1


In the event that the main program advisor is not available, contact with any questions.



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