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Dr. Bonnie G. Metcalf School of Education

Course Requirements

All students in the Master of Arts in Leadership and Adult learning will complete 30 units of core courses. The following curriculum is based on the 2014-2015 Academic Catalog.

Adult Education Requirements

EDU507 Introduction to Adult Education

EDU507 Introduction to Adult Education

This course focuses on the identification of principles and practices of adult learning, differences between adults and youth as learners, and a review of research on adult learning. The course investigates the physiological, psychological, and psychosocial changes in the adult life span and the implications these changes have for adult learning. (3 units)

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EDU517 Models and Methods of Adult Lrng

EDU517 Models and Methods of Adult Lrng

This course evaluates a variety of models, methods, tools, and techniques employed in facilitating adult learning. The course equips students to structure learning activities for adult learners so as to maximize learning. Prerequisite: EDU 507. (3 units)

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EDU527 The Hist & Ftr of High Ed in Amr

EDU527 The Hist & Ftr of High Ed in Amr

This course evaluates a variety of historical stands and milestones that have left their imprint on the American educational systems, with an emphasis on community colleges. Students will evaluate current educational practices in light of the past and respective implications for future educational policy and practices. Students will develop a holistic understanding on the role of education in contemporary society so as to implement lasting and systemic change that benefits students and society. (3 units)

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EDU537 Course & Prog Development & Eval

EDU537 Course & Prog Development & Eval

This course examines the issues and models associated with developing courses and academic programs that promote student engagement and learning. Student will develop necessary strategies and skills to design and implement course and program improvement plans and effectively manage resources to accomplish course and institutional objectives. (3 units)

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EDU557 Tchg & Lrng in the Digital Age

EDU557 Tchg & Lrng in the Digital Age

The course examines the role and uses of technology and learning for adults. Candidates will play (experiment) with a variety of interactive technology and develop exemplars on how the respective technology can be used to enhance student learning and engagement. Students will complete several teaching projects using technology that they will share with their peers. (3 units)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Summer 2016 EDU557-A A STAFF, STAFF 05/02/2016 Thursday 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM TBA
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Leadership Requirements

LDR501 Intro to Ldrshp & Orgnztnl Thry

LDR501 Intro to Ldrshp & Orgnztnl Thry

The purpose of this course is to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary for successful leadership in public and private organizations. Students will study leadership and organizational theories with an emphasis on assessment of personal growth needs and enhancement of administrative skills including communications, decision-making, motivation, leadership styles, and team building. (3 units)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Summer 2016 LDR501-A A STAFF, STAFF 05/02/2016 Wednesday 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM TBA
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LDR511 Orgnztn & Admin in Higher Eductn

LDR511 Orgnztn & Admin in Higher Eductn

This course explores the organizational and administrative culture unique to institutions of higher education. Students evaluate the various facets and demands associated with campus life that allow for optimal student participation and completion rates and achievement at institutions of higher education. Prerequisites: EDU 527 and LDR 501. (3 units)

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LDR531 Group Dynamics & Staff Dvlpmnt

LDR531 Group Dynamics & Staff Dvlpmnt

The course examines a variety of models and methods to foster collaborative learning communities and work environments and promote professional development. Students will study group processes, communication, cooperation, conflict management, negotiations, and social facilitation as means to create cultures of trust and high performing. (3 units)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Summer 2016 LDR531-A A STAFF, STAFF 05/02/2016 Tuesday 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM TBA
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Summer 2016 LDR531-B B STAFF, STAFF 05/02/2016 Monday 7:10 PM - 9:10 PM TBA
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LDR541 Knowledge Mgmt & Decision Making

LDR541 Knowledge Mgmt & Decision Making

This course evaluates theories on the nature of knowledge, knowledge management and decision making. Students will evaluate common reasoning fallacies and biases that make for flawed decisions and develop more robust and creative decision making strategies and processes that meet the needs of the situation. Student will develop a comprehensive rubric of principles that allows for effective management of knowledge and decision making. (3 units)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Summer 2016 LDR541-B B STAFF, STAFF 05/02/2016 Monday 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM TBA
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Summer 2016 LDR541-A A STAFF, STAFF 05/02/2016 Wednesday 7:40 PM - 9:40 PM TBA
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LDR551 CCCAOE Professional Training

LDR551 CCCAOE Professional Training

This course equips students with logistical skills associated with leading career and technical education programs in California community colleges. Students will document 120 hours of learning activities completed in the CTE Dean Training hosted by the California Community College Association for Occupational Educators and complete a learning portfolio to be approved by the university instructor of record. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Leadership and Adult Learning Specialization. (3 units)

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