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 School 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
Workforce, Adult, & Lifelong Education (WALE)
Human Resource Development
Human Resource Development Honors
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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

Learn more about our Adult Education Certificate program

Virtual Informational Sessions

  • Monday, April 22, 2024, 5:00-6:00 PM
  • Monday, June 24, 2024, 5:00-6:00 PM

The information for connecting to the informational sessions is as follows:

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Get an 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.

Program Objectives

  1. Identify, develop, and apply teaching techniques and strategies suitable for adults.
  2. Examine the nature of adult learning.
  3. 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.

This is an online program. To be eligible for the certificate, only one of the required courses may be taken face-to-face.

Admission Requirements

  • Current Texas A&M University graduate students who are in good academic standing can begin taking certificate courses any semester, after completing the current student application.
  • Interested applicants who are not current Texas A&M University graduate students will apply through the Texas A&M University Graduate CAS Application. Select “Graduate Certificate in Adult Education (online)” as your major.
  • Application fee: a non-refundable $89 application fee for domestic applicants and $114 application fee for international applicants.
  • Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended are required to be submitted to the Graduate Admissions Office.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall: July 1
  • Spring: November 1


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

Kerri Smith

Associate Director

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Savannah Sanders

Academic Advisor IV

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Elizabeth Roumell

Associate Professor

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Ji Hee Hwang

Clinical Assistant Professor

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Junghwan Kim

Associate Professor

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Mattyna Stephens

Clinical Assistant Professor

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