BS in Interdisciplinary Studies: Adult Education & Training Minor

  • Overview

    This degree completion interdisciplinary program in Adult Education & Training is designed for the student who has previous college credits, and would like to earn a degree that could take less time and cost less money than many other bachelor's degree programs with greater core course requirements.

    This minor provides students with opportunities to work in the broad field of adult education and training. This includes staff development, corporate and career training, adult education, training coordination, community development, mentorship, and in-service training. Courses focus on training fundamentals, educational psychology, and adult learning behavior. Please note that this is not a k-12 teaching certification program.

     

    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. As part of our residency requirement, at least 25 percent must be earned through Saint Joseph’s College. Students, who have enough credits in the subject area (at least 42 credits), will choose two minors. Each minor ranges between 18-24 credits. Those who complete two minors will exceed the college's 25 percent residency requirement. Students can also pursue the Adult Education & Training minor as part of the Associate of Science, Interdisciplinary Studies (AS, IDS) degree program.
  • Some of our faculty

    • Anita S. Charles

      PhD, University of New Hampshire
      MSEd, Harvard University
      BA, Dartmouth College

    • Ann F. Cohen

      MA, University of Southern Maine
      MLS, Clarion University of Pennsylvania
      BA, University of Maine

    • Philomena M. McPhee

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

    Anita S. Charles

    PhD, University of New Hampshire
    MSEd, Harvard University
    BA, Dartmouth College

    Ann F. Cohen

    MA, University of Southern Maine
    MLS, Clarion University of Pennsylvania
    BA, University of Maine

    Philomena M. McPhee

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

  • 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.