Address the Educational & Training Needs of Adults in Today's Changing World

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The Adult Education & Training graduate certificate explores how global economic, social, and political issues influence adult education and training in the 21st century. The certificate curriculum aligns with voluntary standards set forth by the Commission for the Professors of Adult Education (CPAE).

Upon completion of the Adult Education & Training certificate, graduates will be able to:

  • Understand the foundational elements of Adult Education & Training including the history and philosophy, theorists, research methods and practical application.
  • Demonstrate appreciation for the diversity of adult learners by developing learning environments and experiences that address the educational needs and goals of diverse adult learners and their employers.
  • Interpret and apply the key Jesuit values of service to others and leadership to create solutions to address 21st century learner and employer needs.

Certificate students will be positioned to continue in the program, if desired, and complete the Master of Science in Adult Education & Training degree program.

This certificate is composed of four classes and is offered 100% online. Classes start three times per year.

Total Certificate Requirements: 12 credit hours (4 classes)

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Program Requirements

Foundational Requirements (9 credit hours)*

ADET 602 Survey of Adult Education & Training (3 credit hours)
ADET 604 Theory of Adult Education & Training (3 credit hours)
ADET 606 Research Methods & Inquiry I (3 credit hours)

Core Courses (3 credit hours) - choose 1 course from the list below:

ADET 612 Training & Development for a Global Workforce (3 credit hours)
ADET 614 Program Planning for Sustainable Learning (3 credit hours)
ADET 616 Facilitating Learning in the 21st Century (3 credit hours)
ADET 622 The Adult Educator as Change Agent (3 credit hours)
ADET 624 Adult Education Leadership (3 credit hours)


*Classes must be taken in order as listed: ADET 602, ADET 604, ADET 606, core course

Please note that recent course requirement updates may not be reflected in the list above and you should contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for recent changes and updates.

How to Apply

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Applicants seeking a master's degree from the College for Professional Studies must possess a baccalaureate degree from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university.

  • Complete the online graduate application
  • Application fee: $50.00 non-refundable application fee (waived for Regis University graduates)

After submitting online application, the following are required:

  • Submit official degree-bearing transcript from all U.S. regionally accredited institutions. Official transcript must be sent directly from your previously attended schools to the Office of Admissions. Download the transcript request form.
    Mail transcripts to:
    Regis University
    Office of Admissions
    3333 Regis Boulevard
    Mail Code: P-28
    Denver, CO 80221-1099
  • Minimum overall GPA of 2.75 on degree-bearing transcript with option of supplying additional course work transcripts
  • Current resume 
  • Additional admission requirements apply to international students who are non-U.S. citizens.

Please remember: Applications that are incomplete and/or missing information will NOT be processed.

After your file is complete, the Admissions Committee will review all documents in your application file. The Admissions Committee will contact you regarding the status of your acceptance.

Application Deadlines*

Term Class Start Application Deadline
Fall 2015 August 24, 2015 July 27, 2015

*Your application file including all requirements, documents and fees, must be completed by the application deadline.


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