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Mature Students

The Master of Arts in Education program in Studies in Lifelong Learning is an advanced, five-credit degree that includes a one-credit thesis. The degree is offered on-campus as a full-time or part-time program.

A main goal of the Master of Arts in Education program is to prepare students for advanced scholarship in Studies in Lifelong Learning. The program enhances the capacities of students to investigate and analyze a range of literature related to lifelong learning and, in key courses, it encourages them to test out and master effective and ethical teaching and learning practices.

The program is organized to achieve the following objectives:

  • Provide students with a solid introduction to studies in lifelong learning that familiarizes them with the historical, philosophical, and social theoretical foundations of the field;
  • Familiarize them with theories of lifelong learning;
  • Deepen their capacities for shaping contexts to support lifelong learning;
  • Sharpen their critical awareness of the ways lifelong learning contributes to the production and reproduction of social and cultural structures and, reciprocally, the ways these structures enable and constrain lifelong learning processes;
  • Enhance their knowledge of research methods and expand their capacities for conducting scholarly research in Studies in Lifelong Learning.

Students in the MAEd program take the following courses:

GSLL MAEd Program

GSLL 6200

Introduction to Studies in Lifelong Learning

half unit

GSLL 6206

Lifelong Learning Processes

half unit

GSLL 6290

Practicum in Lifelong Learning

one unit

Courses Designated GSLL

To be selected in consultation with a faculty advisor.

one and one half units

Research Methods Course

To be selected in consultation with a faculty advisor.

half unit

GEDU 6130

MAEd Thesis

one unit


 ksomerssmall "I want to share my passion for lifelong learning." Kirsten Somers, MAEd, Fall 2010
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