BS in Interdisciplinary Studies: Adult Education & Training Minor

  • Overview

    Whether you are interested in training and workforce development, working with adult learners in unique settings, or simply enhancing your skills, this minor could benefit you in numerous ways.

     

    The Adult Education and Training minor can enhance your understanding of the adult learner, as well as offer opportunities for you to practice your skills with the design, development, and evaluation of training programs. It will also increase your awareness of theories, new approaches, and best practices in adult learning.  This minor also offers a fast track into the Master of Science in Education.

    Also, as part of the Bachelor of Science, Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS) program you can complement your minor with another area of study. The IDS program is similar to a General Studies program in that you can customize your learning experience, work toward your individual goals, and excel quickly toward your degree.  Learn more about other approved minors in the program.

    Note: You can also earn an Associate of Science, IDS with a minor in Adult Education & Training

    At a Glance

    • Industry-specific curriculum prepares you for more responsible positions in a variety of occupations.
    • Courses blend content with your professional experience, allowing for immediate application in your work setting.
    • A generous credit-transfer policy is designed to award maximum credit for both traditional and non-traditional learning experience.
    • Faculty with practical experience work one-on-one with you to ensure your success.
    • Fast Track available for Master of Science in Education
    • Flexible online format that allows you to study at your own schedule, at your own pace and at your own location. No on-campus residency required.

     

  • Curriculum
    Bachelor degree students must complete 128 credits, and at least 25% must be completed through Saint Joseph's College. As part of the IDS program, baccalaureate students will have an opportunity to study across disciplines. Students pursuing an associate’s degree in IDS will complete one approved minor. Students can also pursue the Adult Education & Training minor as part of the Associate of Science, Interdisciplinary Studies (AS AET, IDS) degree program.
  • Some of our faculty
    • Sue Poulin

      M.S., University of Southern Maine
      B.A., University of Southern Maine

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    • Jennifer Brayall

      MSED, Saint Joseph's College
      MBA, Southern New Hampshire Univeristy
      BA, University of Maine at Presque Isle
      BA, University of Southern Maine

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    • Philomena M. McPhee

      EdD, Rutgers University
      MA, Rider College
      MS, Thomas College
      BS, Thomas College

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    Sue Poulin

    M.S., University of Southern Maine
    B.A., University of Southern Maine

    Learn more about Sue

    Jennifer Brayall

    MSED, Saint Joseph's College
    MBA, Southern New Hampshire Univeristy
    BA, University of Maine at Presque Isle
    BA, University of Southern Maine

    Learn more about Jennifer

    Philomena M. McPhee

    EdD, Rutgers University
    MA, Rider College
    MS, Thomas College
    BS, Thomas College

    Learn more about Philomena

  • Student Stories
    • Giovanna Carvelli, Education Specialist USAF

      Saint Joseph's College is a great school with so many opportunities and flexibilities for its students!

    • Emilia Marrero, Medical Technologist

      I'm so glad that I was able to find this program. The conveniences of the program and the support I have received from the school have been great.

    • Sherri L Pelletier, Special Education Teacher/ Network Leader

      I have had professors who give insightful feedback to increase my performance or confirm my knowledge. They care about what they teach and they set high standards and help me reach them.

  • Career Moves

    Employment opportunities for those interested in a career in training and development is projected to grow 11 percent from 2012 to 2022. People in this field work in nearly every industry, planning and coordinating programs to increase the skills and knowledge of an organization’s employees.