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Adult Education Undergraduate Certificate

Organizational Leadership, Policy and Development
College of Education and Human Development
  • Program Type: Undergraduate credit certificate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2019
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 14
  • Degree: Adult Education Certificate Ugrd
Adult Education Undergraduate Certificate
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
Degree and non-degree seeking students from both within and outside the department are eligible to get the certificate.
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
General Requirements
All students in baccalaureate degree programs are required to complete general University and college requirements including writing and liberal education courses. For more information about University-wide requirements, see the liberal education requirements. Required courses for the major, minor or certificate in which a student receives a D grade (with or without plus or minus) do not count toward the major, minor or certificate (including transfer courses).
Program Requirements
Required Courses
OLPD 3202 - Introduction to Strategies for Teaching Adults (3.0 cr)
OLPD 3601 - Introduction to Human Resource Development (3.0 cr)
OLPD 5202 - Perspectives of Adult Learning and Development (3.0 cr)
Applied Experience in Adult Education
Choose from one of the following two course options. If OLPD 4696, 4 credits must be completed.
OLPD 5296 - Field Experience in Adult Education (1.0-6.0 cr)
or OLPD 4696 - Internship: Human Resource Development (1.0-4.0 cr)
Electives
If a student needs to take more credits in order to reach the 14 credit minimum for this Certificate, those remaining credits can be selected from the courses listed below.
OLPD 3640 - Introduction to Organization Development (3.0 cr)
or OLPD 5211 - Introduction to the Undereducated Adult (1.0 cr)
or OLPD 5212 - Introduction to Adult Literacy in the Workplace (1.0 cr)
or OLPD 5213 - Introduction to Adult Literacy in the Community (1.0 cr)
 
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OLPD 3202 - Introduction to Strategies for Teaching Adults
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Theories of adult learning, learning/teaching styles, methods/perspectives of teaching, applications of teaching in various settings.
OLPD 3601 - Introduction to Human Resource Development
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Human resource development theories, principles, concepts, and practices.
OLPD 5202 - Perspectives of Adult Learning and Development
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Summer
Emphasis on major adult development theorists, theories, and current applications. Transformative learning, self-directed learning, experiential learning, and cooperative learning provide theoretical framework for exploring physiological, psychological, sociological, and cultural aspects of adult development through the life span.
OLPD 5296 - Field Experience in Adult Education
Credits: 1.0 -6.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Supervised fieldwork and practice. Presentations and evaluations of adult education practices.
OLPD 4696 - Internship: Human Resource Development
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Apply/contract for human resource development positions. Contracts describe specific HRD responsibilities to be fulfilled during internship/theory-to-practice learning outcomes.
OLPD 3640 - Introduction to Organization Development
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Organization development theories, principles, concepts, and practices. How development is used to direct change in an organization.
OLPD 5211 - Introduction to the Undereducated Adult
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Summer
Definitions of literacy in workplace, community, and family. Issues: poverty/welfare, ethnicity, cultural diversity, social class, language/learning, immigrants.
OLPD 5212 - Introduction to Adult Literacy in the Workplace
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Summer
Review workplace literacy programs, funding, program planning, and needs assessment. Reaching/recruiting workers. Role of employers and the unions. Writing for low literacy employees. prereq: 5211 or ADED 5211
OLPD 5213 - Introduction to Adult Literacy in the Community
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Summer
Community programs in United States. Literacy building. Family literacy skills. Correctional education in reintegrating offenders back into community. Integrating people with disabilities through community literacy programs. Literacy/development in developing countries. Reaching/recruiting indigenous, migrant, immigrant groups. Social action approaches to literacy education. prereq: 5211 or ADED 5211