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					      School of Education
      Department of
      Administrative Leadership




Adult and Continuing
Education Leadership

Master of Science and Doctoral Program
Equity Diversity Excellence   Department of Administrative Leadership


                              Adult and Continuing Education Leadership
                              Master of Science and
                              Doctoral Degree Programs
                              TABLE OF CONTENTS


                              Contact Information ...........................................................................................................1
                              About the Programs and Department ....................................................................................2
                              Administrative and Program Development ..............................................................................6
                              Human Resource and Workforce Development........................................................................8
                              Human Resource and Workforce Development Online Program ...............................................10
                              Vocational Technical Education ...........................................................................................12
                              Instructional Design and Educational Technologies .................................................................14
                              Customized Program of Study............................................................................................16
                              Admission Procedures and Requirements .............................................................................18
                              Post-Master’s Specialist Certificate Sequence ........................................................................20
                              Ph.D. in Urban Education ..................................................................................................21
                              Course Descriptions ..........................................................................................................24
                              Faculty ...........................................................................................................................31




                                                            School of Education
                                                            Department of
                                                            Administrative Leadership
Department of Administrative Leadership
Adult and Continuing Education Leadership
Location
Enderis Hall, Room 615
2400 E. Hartford Ave.
Milwaukee, WI


Telephone............................................414-229-4740
Fax ......................................................414-229-5300
E-mail ..................................................aded@uwm.edu
Department of
Administrative Leadership ................www.adldsp.soe.uwm.edu
Adult and Continuing
Education ............................................www.aded.soe.uwm.edu
Online Master’s Program .................www.adultedonline.soe.uwm.edu


Mailing Address
UWM School of Education
Department of Administrative Leadership
Adult and Continuing Education Leadership Program
P.O. Box 413
Milwaukee, WI 53201-0413


Adult and Continuing Education Faculty
Mesut Akdere, Assistant Professor .............. akdere@uwm.edu
Simone Conceição, Assistant Professor ........ simonec@uwm.edu
Barbara Daley, Associate Professor.............. bdaley@uwm.edu
Larry Martin, Professor ............................. lmartin@uwm.edu
Regina Smith, Assistant Professor ............... rsmith2@uwm.edu


For Additional Information
UWM Graduate School .............................414-229-6569 ................www.uwm.edu/dept.Grad_Sch
Financial Aid ...........................................414-229-4541 ................www.uwm.edu/dept/finaid
Campus Directory Information ....................414-229-1122 ................www.uwm.edu




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Master’s Degree
Concentration in Adult and
Continuing Education Leadership
Focus Areas
     Administration and Program Development
     Vocational Technical Education
     Human Resource and Workforce Development
     Instructional Design and Educational Technologies
     Customized Program of Study

The master’s degree program in Administrative Leadership with a concentration in adult and continuing education
leadership prepares students for positions of leadership in a wide range of post-secondary programs including
vocational and technical education, university extension, continuing education, training and human resource
development, instructional design, instructional technology, adult basic education, adult literacy, and community
education.

One of the greatest needs of our time is that of providing educational opportunities for adults to participate in
continuous and lifelong learning. It is estimated that today’s need for adult educators exceeds 100,000 full-time
positions and is growing. Relatively few persons hold graduate degrees in adult education. There is a distinct
trend among major adult educational agencies to fill vacant positions with professional adult educators who have
acquired advanced degrees in the field.

To meet this need, adult and continuing education organizations are being challenged to use new technologies,
innovative methods and alternative approaches as they seek to reach wider audiences. Inclusive continuing
education is crucial if adults are to understand and influence the dramatic changes in the world in which they live.

Examples of some of the factors that have wide implications for adult education are the increasing inter-relatedness
and inter-dependency of political, social and economic forces; increasing pressure for continuous improvement in
quality along with reduced cycle times; accelerating tempo of scientific and technological innovation; changing
patterns of living resulting from shifting demographics; and the pervasive influence of mass communications.

The nature and scope of adult education is as wide and varied as the needs and interests of the people it serves.
It may range from adult basic education to the understanding of international affairs, from vocational training
to professional development, from discussions of the “Great Books” to labor-management relations.
Whatever the interest or need, adults turn to continuing education as the means of solving their problems
and building their futures.



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Adult education instructional programs are equally diverse. These include correspondence study, distance
learning, Web-based instruction, video and teleconferencing, apprenticeship, on-the-job training, online and
performance support systems, classes, discussion groups, conferences, lecture series, informal meetings, and
community development networks. Techniques used include “live” or mediated lectures, panels, forums,
demonstrations, discussions, and simulations. Activities may extend over a few days, as in the case of some
workshops and conferences, or may continue over extended periods of time with mixed methods and a variety
of participants.

Nearly all educational agencies and institutions recognize or assume some responsibility for adult education.
In addition to schools, colleges, universities and other educational institutions, libraries, industrial organizations,
labor unions, professional societies, military establishments, hospitals, religious organizations, trade associations,
state and local governments, prisons, most museums, and a host of political, charitable, social, health, civic,
ethnic, and other community organizations offer adult education programs. This vast expansion of programming
calls for a corresponding expansion in trained leadership. Interesting and challenging career opportunities are
open to those who would like to work with adults.

Among the skills desirable in the adult educator are those needed to plan, develop and implement a variety of
educational programs. The career adult educator should have broad intellectual interests, deep personal
concern for solving human and social problems, and thorough understanding of effective methods for teaching
and working with adults. These skills and abilities can be developed by engaging in a program of
professional training.

Students who undertake graduate study in adult
education at UWM can usually be grouped in one of
two categories: those with experience in the field
who desire greater understanding of principles,
theory, philosophy, and methodology; and those
with little or no experience in adult education
seeking to move into the field.




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Overview
Department of Administrative Leadership
Mission Statement
The UWM Department of Administrative Leadership contributes to the development of competent, inquiring
educational leaders, particularly for service in urban areas. These leaders require advanced preparation to meet
the broad spectrum of learning needs that exist in today’s dynamic and complex society.


Distinct Values of Our Program
We value and prize adult learners and their quest for transformational learning opportunities.
We strive to provide quality teaching and to produce research that meet learners’ needs, yet stimulate critical
thinking and provides a foundation for lifelong learning.
We are committed to the creation and dissemination of new knowledge.


What Makes Our Program Unique?
We share a “student-first” attitude that places emphasis on the interests and learning needs of our students.
We are flexible in our approach to students’ assignments and course work, while striving for academic excellence
and the development of highly-competent, confident and successful professionals.
We strive to assist students in connecting theory to practice.




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Overview
Graduate Program of Study
The graduate courses taken by each student are recommended on the basis of the student’s undergraduate
preparation and the nature of the student’s particular interest or adult education responsibility.

The adult education graduate program for full-time and part-time students includes the following:

    Academic study based on the knowledge of the social sciences and educational research applicable to adult
    education
    An academic program designed around the special interest, training and problems of students and the
    organizations in which they work or hope to work, either in the United States or abroad
    Utilization of the resources of the other schools and divisions of the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
    and the community and cultural resources of metropolitan Milwaukee in the development of each
    student’s program
    Provisions for supervised field intern experience where appropriate


Focus Areas

Focus areas in adult and continuing education have been developed around core competencies and skills integral
to professional adult educators’ roles. Focus areas address the needs of those wishing to develop expertise in:

    Administration and Program Development
    Vocational and Technical Education
    Human Resources and Workforce Development
    Instructional Design and Educational Technologies

In addition, a customized focus area allows students to tailor programs to fit specialized interests such as adult
literacy, higher education administration, student services, etc.




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Focus Area
Administration and
Program Development
The field of adult education involves more people than all of elementary, secondary and higher education
combined. One of the fundamental challenges facing adult educators is to find effective ways of responding to
the changing and complex needs of their constituents. The effective adult educator not only uses appropriate
processes in discovering adult needs, but also uses sensitivity and diagnostic ability to interpret the nature of the
problems and concerns of the people in setting institutional objectives. The role of the adult educator is to
develop an administrative organization and select and train staff members for that organization.

Examples of administrative positions include: deans or directors of university general extension or cooperative
extension; directors and supervisors of public and private school and college adult programs; similar personnel in
vocational technical schools and non-profit organizations; student services administrators; supervisory personnel;
coordinators of volunteers; and supervisory positions.




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ADULT AND CONTINUING EDUCATION LEADERSHIP CORE (12 credits)
AD LDSP 757 Principles and Foundations of Adult Education 3
AD LDSP 787 Administration of Adult Education Programs    3
AD LDSP 667 Program Planning in Adult Education           3
AD LDSP 777 Leadership in Multicultural Organizations     3

FOCUS COURSES (9 credits)
Select three courses:
AD LDSP 867        Seminar in Continuing Professional Education                3
AD LDSP 827        Seminar in Adult and Organizational Learning                3
AD LDSP 747        Strategic Planning and Budgeting in Adult Education         3
AD LDSP 607        Coordination of Staff Development and Training              3
AD LDSP 687        Instructional Design and Teaching Strategies                3
AD LDSP 547        Planning and Implementing Programs for Older Adults         3
AD LDSP 707        Using Technology with Adults                                3
AD LDSP 750        Internship in Administrative Leadership                     3
AD LDSP 537        Leadership and Management of Volunteer Programs             3
AD LDSP 617        Leadership in Youth-Serving Organizations                   3

FOUNDATION COURSES (9 credits)
Select three courses:
AD LDSP 710        Organizational Change and Team Leadership                   3
AD LDSP 967        Seminar in Urban Adult Education                            3
AD LDSP 647        Evaluation of Adult and Continuing Education                3
AD LDSP 897        Seminar in the Philosophy and History of Adult Education    3
AD LDSP 767        Practicum in Program Planning and Implementation            3
AD LDSP 798        Seminar in Human Resource Development                       3

ELECTIVES (3 credits)
Select one course within the department or one course outside the department (e.g., those listed below):
ED PSY 624        Educational Statistics Methods I                            3
COUNS 714         Essentials of Counseling Practice                           3
                                                        TOTAL CREDITS 33




Changes in courses may be made by contacting your advisor. Please contact your advisor before taking courses
not listed above.
NOTE: Students who need experience in the field of Adult and Continuing Education may be advised to enroll in
      AD LDSP 750 (Internship) as an elective.

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Focus Area
Human Resources and
Workforce Development
Adult educators are often employed within learning environments for the purpose of providing educational
activities in preparation for employment or to enhance the productivity and job-related performance of
employees. Businesses as well as health care, educational, public service, government, charitable and civic
organizations, and professional associations offer full and part-time career opportunities in administration,
development and implementation of programs involving adult learners.

Programs in pre-employment training and workforce development, staff development and continuing
professional education focusing on job-related skills and competencies, as well as leadership and management
development constitute the largest and fastest growing areas in the field of adult education. This area attracts
students from a wide range of fields including business, communications, education, psychology, sociology, and
economics, among others.

The human resources and workforce development focus area emphasizes ways in which adult education
informs human resource development, continuing professional education, training, and organizational
development. It is designed for persons interested in careers in various settings as coordinators, managers or
directors of staff development, training, continuing professional education, literacy programs, instructional
design, consulting, and workplace learning programs.




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ADULT AND CONTINUING EDUCATION LEADERSHIP CORE (12 credits)
AD LDSP 757 Principles and Foundations of Adult Education 3
AD LDSP 787 Administration of Adult Education Programs    3
AD LDSP 667 Program Planning in Adult Education           3
AD LDSP 777 Leadership in Multicultural Organizations     3

FOCUS COURSES (9 credits)
Select three courses:
AD LDSP 607        Coordination of Staff Development and Training Programs     3
AD LDSP 867        Seminar in Continuing Professional Education                3
AD LDSP 647        Evaluation of Adult and Continuing Education Programs       3
AD LDSP 687        Instructional Design and Teaching Strategies                3
AD LDSP 707        Using Technology with Adult Learners                        3
AD LDSP 587        Serving Multicultural and Special Needs Learners            3
AD LDSP 750        Internship in Administrative Leadership                     3

FOUNDATION COURSES (9 credits)
Select three courses:
AD LDSP 710        Organizational Change and Team Leadership                   3
AD LDSP 798        Seminar in Human Resource Development                       3
AD LDSP 747        Strategic Planning and Budgeting in Adult Education         3
AD LDSP 767        Practicum in Program Planning                               3
AD LDSP 577        Adult Literacy and Workforce Development                    3
AD LDSP 967        Seminar in Urban Adult Education                            3
AD LDSP 897        Seminar in the Philosophy and History of Adult Education    3

ELECTIVES (3 credits)
Select one course within the department or one course outside the department (e.g., those listed below):
ED PSY 624        Educational Statistics Methods I                            3
COUNS 714         Essentials of Counseling Practice                           3
BUS ADM 706 Managing in a Dynamic Environment                                 3
BUS ADM 733 Organizational Development                                        3
BUS ADM 738 Human Resource Management                                         3
                                                        TOTAL CREDITS 33




Changes in courses may be made by contacting your advisor. Please contact your advisor before taking courses
not listed above.
NOTE: Students who need experience in the field of adult and continuing education may be advised to enroll in
      AD LDSP 750 Internship as an elective.

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Online Master’s Degree Program with a focus in
Human Resources and Workforce Development
The online master’s degree program with a focus on human resources and workforce development contributes to
the development of competent, inquiring educational leaders and practitioners.

The program prepares practitioners for positions of leadership in a wide range of areas: pre-employment training
and workforce development, staff development and continuing professional education focusing on job-related
skills and competencies, as well as leadership and management development. All courses are taught online.

Benefits of the online program include:

      Convenience — you study at your own time and pace
      Excellent student support services — 24/7 help desk, financial aid, virtual library and online registration
      Ability to complete a master’s degree program in two years
      Ability to grow and develop in writing, in-depth exploration of human resource and workforce development
      theoretical frameworks, and practical application
      Courses taught by full-time, nationally-recognized faculty members with practitioner experience
      Tradition of a long-term, accredited university

This program is designed for persons interested in
careers in various settings as coordinators,
managers or directors of staff development,
training, continuing professional education, literacy
programs, instructional design, consulting, and
workplace learning programs.




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ADULT AND CONTINUING EDUCATION LEADERSHIP CORE (12 credits)
AD LDSP 757 Principles and Foundations of Adult Education 3
AD LDSP 787 Administration of Adult Education Programs    3
AD LDSP 667 Program Planning in Adult Education           3
AD LDSP 777 Leadership in Multicultural Organizations     3

FOCUS COURSES (12 credits):
AD LDSP 607 Coordination of Staff Development and Training Programs           3
AD LDSP 647 Evaluation of Adult and Continuing Education Programs             3
AD LDSP 687 Instructional Design and Teaching Strategies                      3
AD LDSP 707 Using Technology with Adult Learners                              3

FOUNDATION COURSES: (9 credits)
AD LDSP 710 Organizational Change and Team Leadership                         3
AD LDSP 798 Seminar in Human Resource Development                             3
AD LDSP 827 Seminar in Adult and Organizational Learning                      3
                                                       TOTAL CREDITS 33




Changes in courses may be made by contacting your advisor. Please contact your advisor before taking courses
not listed above.
NOTE: Students who need experience in the field of adult and continuing education may be advised to enroll in
      AD LDSP 750 Internship as an elective.

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Focus Area
Vocational and
Technical Education
Vocational and technical education programs prepare individuals for employment in fields such as business,
marketing and distribution, health, technical and emerging occupations, modern industrial and agricultural arts,
trade, and industrial occupations and other occupations not requiring a bachelor’s or advanced degree. At the
post-secondary level, adult students comprise an increasingly large proportion of students served by vocational
and technical institutions.

The series of courses in this focus area provide opportunities for current and future employees in vocational and
technical institutions to become more effective in the development and delivery of programs and services to
students, enhance their career options, and meet certification requirements of the Wisconsin Technical College
System (WTCS). Individuals who are currently certified and those seeking certification can pursue challenging
coursework in this field.




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ADULT AND CONTINUING EDUCATION LEADERSHIP CORE (12 credits)
  AD LDSP 757 Principles and Foundations of Adult Education                               3
 *AD LDSP 567 Supervision and Planning for Vocational Technical Education                 3
  AD LDSP 787 Administration of Adult Education Programs                                  3
 *AD LDSP 667 Program Planning in Adult Education                                         3
  AD LDSP 777 Leadership in Multicultural Organizations                                   3

FOCUS COURSES (9 credits)
Select three courses:
  * AD LDSP 587 Serving Multicultural and Special Needs Learners                          3
  * ED PSY 613        Human Abilities and Learning                                        3
    AD LDSP 767 Practicum in Program Planning                                             3
    AD LDSP 577 Adult Literacy and Workforce Development                                  3
 ** AD LDSP 750 Internship in Administrative Leadership                                   3

FOUNDATION COURSES (9 credits)
Select three courses:
  * AD LDSP 557 Foundation and Philosophy of Wisconsin Tech College System                3
    AD LDSP 710 Organizational Change and Team Leadership                                 3
    AD LDSP 967 Seminar in Urban Adult Education                                          3
  * AD LDSP 687 Instructional Design and Teaching Strategies                              3
  * ED PSY 525        Measurement and Research Methods for Education Practitioners        3
    CURRINS 714 Analysis of Instruction                                                   3
    AD LDSP 647 Evaluation of Adult and Continuing Education Programs                     3

ELECTIVES (3 credits)
Select one course within the department or one course outside the department (e.g., those listed below):
    ED PSY 624 Educational Statistics Methods I                                          3
    COUNS 714 Essentials of Counseling Practice                                          3
                                                                   TOTAL CREDITS 33




Changes in courses may be made by contacting your advisor. Please contact your advisor before taking courses
not listed above.
 * Courses are approved for WTCS certification purposes.
** Students needing experience in the field of adult and continuing education may be advised to enroll in
    AD LDSP 750 Internship as an elective.

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Focus Area
Instructional Design and
Educational Technologies
Over the last few years, there have been rapid changes in the field of adult and continuing education associated with
widening access and developments in communication and information technologies. Organizations continue to place
increasing significance in the extensive use of technology-based communication by organizations to deliver courses
or programs that help provide better access and convenience, as well as flexibility as a way to support adult
learners’ occupational opportunities.

An emerging area in the field of adult and continuing education involves the use of technology-based environments
for adult learning, teaching and work productivity. This focus area emphasizes the use of technology for instruction
of adults, instructional design, distance education, and issues related to the use of technology for adult learning.
It is designed for individuals interested in working as instructional designers, technology consultants, or adult
educators in staff development, training, business, or continuing education settings.

Dynamic social, economic, and technological advances have revolutionized communications via digital
networks in the last decade. A networked society has tremendous implications for teaching and learning.




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ADULT AND CONTINUING EDUCATION LEADERSHIP CORE (12 credits)
AD LDSP 757 Principles and Foundations of Adult Education 3
AD LDSP 787 Administration of Adult Education Programs    3
AD LDSP 667 Program Planning in Adult Education           3
AD LDSP 777 Leadership in Multicultural Organizations     3

FOCUS COURSES (9 credits)
Select three courses:
AD LDSP 737        Distance Education for Adults                               3
AD LDSP 707        Using Technology with Adult Learners                        3
L&I SCI 801        Issues in Technology                                        3
AD LDSP 687        Instructional Design and Teaching Strategies                3
AD LDSP 750        Internship in Administrative Leadership                     3

FOUNDATION COURSES (9 credits)
Select three courses:
AD LDSP 607        Coordination of Staff Development and Training Programs     3
AD LDSP 647        Evaluation of Adult and Continuing Education Programs       3
AD LDSP 827        Seminar in Adult and Organizational Learning                3
AD LDSP 710        Organizational Change and Team Leadership                   3
AD LDSP 767        Practicum in Program Planning and Implementation            3
AD LDSP 967        Seminar in Urban Adult Education                            3

ELECTIVES (3 credits)
Select one course within the department or one course outside the department (e.g., those listed below):
L&I SCI 691       Special Topics in Information Science                       3
L&I SCI 670       Instructional Technologies                                  3
L&I SCI 632       Microcomputers for Information Management                   3
                                                         TOTAL CREDITS 33




Changes in courses may be made by contacting your advisor. Please contact your advisor before taking courses
not listed above.
NOTE: Students who need experience in the field of adult and continuing education may be advised to enroll in
      AD LDSP 750 Internship as an elective.

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Customized
Program of Study
An additional option for students is a customized focus area. This option is available for students who have
clearly defined goals and a desire to tailor their program of studies to those goals. Each program is worked out
in consultation with an advisor. This customized program of study includes specific courses common to the other
program tracks but provides for maximum flexibility in selection of focus and foundational courses. Examples of
career tracks include health care, adult literacy and basic education, leadership of volunteer programs, non-profit
organizational leadership, leadership of youth-serving organizations, and program direction for older adults.




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ADULT AND CONTINUING EDUCATION LEADERSHIP CORE (12 credits)
AD LDSP 757 Principles and Foundations of Adult Education 3
AD LDSP 787 Administration of Adult Education Programs    3
AD LDSP 667 Program Planning in Adult Education           3
AD LDSP 777 Leadership in Multicultural Organizations     3

FOCUS COURSES (9 credits)
Courses must be selected from the Department of Administrative Leadership.
Three courses selected by student:
AD LDSP ____ _______________________________                                  3
AD LDSP ____ _______________________________                                  3
AD LDSP ____ _______________________________                                  3


FOUNDATION COURSES (12 credits)
The additional three courses may be taken in the Department of Administrative Leadership or any other
department that would fulfill student’s career goals.
Three courses selected by student:
_________ _______________________________                                     3
_________ _______________________________                                     3
_________ _______________________________                                     3
_________ _______________________________                                     3

                                                        TOTAL CREDITS 33




Changes in courses agreed upon may be made only in consultation with your advisor. Please contact your advisor
before taking courses not listed on your degree plan.

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Admission Requirements and Procedures
Applicants to the Adult and Continuing Education Leadership master’s degree program should take the following steps:

1. Seek admission to the UWM Graduate School
   a. Master’s degree application forms can be completed online at www.uwm.edu/Dept/Grad_Sch/
      Prospective/onlineapp.html

       Application forms for the online master’s degree program can be completed online at
       www.adultedonline.soe.uwm.edu

   b. An undergraduate grade point average (UGPA) of 2.75 is required for admission. Students with less than
      a 2.75 UGPA may be admitted on probation if satisfactory evidence of ability to do graduate level work is
      furnished.

       Evidence includes the following:

       (1) Completion of 6-9 credits of post-bachelor’s degree course work with grades of B or better (B- not
       acceptable). (2) Submission of official score reports of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the
       Miller Analogies Test (MAT). (3) Evidence of an advanced degree with a GPA of 3.0 or above or a GPA of
       3.0 or above attained during the final two years (60 semester credits) of applicant’s bachelor’s degree
       program.

   c. Students who wish to transfer credits from other campuses to their UWM program must complete a
      graduate transfer credit evaluation form which is available online at www.uwm.edu/Dept/Grad_Sch/
      Forms/transfer.pdf. Up to 13 graduate credits may be transferred with the approval of the Graduate
      School and the departmental advisor.

   d. For detailed information on Graduate School requirements and policies, see the Graduate School Bulletin
      at www.uwm.edu/Dept/Grad_Sch/Publications/Bulletin/


2. Allow time for action on your application
   The Graduate School will send your application to the Department of Administrative Leadership for review and
   recommendation. The Graduate School will notify you of the final action on your application.




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3. Plan your program
   If action on your application is favorable, you will receive a letter from the department chairperson suggesting
   an advisor to consult concerning your master’s degree program. The advisor will assist you in planning your
   program. In preparation for your first conference you should plan a tentative program using the guide sheet
   course listings included in this brochure. This should be done as soon as possible after admission. You should
   let your advisor know the courses for which you enroll each semester; any changes in an approved program
   must have advisor approval. Your advisor will be glad to discuss with you any questions you may have in
   relation to your professional objectives and your studies at UWM.

4. Be aware of program completion time limits
   Master’s degree programs must be completed within seven years of admission. For students in full-time
   residence, it is possible to complete master’s degree requirements in one academic year, plus one or two
   summers. Part-time students are likely to require from three to five years to complete degree requirements,
   depending on whether or not they attend summer sessions.

5. Complete the master’s comprehensive examination
   The UWM Department of Administrative Leadership requires that all students complete a final comprehensive
   examination for the master’s degree. This examination ascertains whether or not each student is able to
   apply knowledge, understandings and concepts included in the master’s program to questions, situations or
   problems of an administrative nature. In the past, this has taken the form of a three- to four-hour written
   essay examination consisting of three to four questions.

It is most important that the candidate notify the department assistant in writing of his/her intention to take the
examination no later than the second week of the semester of the examination. In addition, a formal master’s
graduation application must be filed with the Graduate School early in the semester. The candidate’s application
to take the examination will be approved only if:

1. All required course credits have been completed, or will be completed by the end of the semester the
   examination is taken, including removal of all incompletes. An overall GPA of 3.0 or better is required.

2. All off-campus graduate credits to be included in the program have been approved and transferred. This
   requires a formal application for transfer of off-campus graduate credit to UWM (forms available online at
   www.uwm.edu/Dept/Grad_Sch/Forms), and receipt by the Graduate School of official transcripts of all
   such credit.

Departmental grade requirements
Students who receive a grade of “C” or below in any departmental course, or a “B-“ in two departmental
courses, may be dropped from the program.




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Master’s Degree Options
Option 1
33 credits minimum; master’s paper or thesis NOT required
For some students, additional credits may be needed to meet deficiencies or to complete a satisfactory program
in the student’s area of study.


Option 2
33 credits minimum; 27 credits in course work and six credits for thesis
Course requirements are the same as Option 1 except that one foundation course and one elective is replaced by
six credits of thesis (AD LDSP 990) under the supervision of the assigned advisor.




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The Ph.D. Program
For those who wish to pursue doctoral studies in Adult and Continuing Education Leadership, UWM offers a
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Urban Education. This program accommodates students who wish to
specialize in adult and continuing education within the Department of Administrative Leadership.


Adult and Continuing Education Leadership
Admission
Students wishing to specialize in Adult and Continuing Education Leadership must first be admitted to the Urban
Education Doctoral Program (UEDP). Contact the Urban Education Doctoral Program office at 414-229-4729 or
phdsoe@uwm.edu

Subsequent to UEDP admission, the student must submit a program of study for Adult and Continuing Education,
developed in conjunction with the student’s advisor and committee, to the director of doctoral studies.

General Program Requirements
The student must meet all of the program requirements of the Urban Education Doctoral Program. These include:

DOCTORAL SEMINARS (9 credits)
EDUC 701    Urban Education Issues                                                  3
AD LDSP 801 Urban Education:
            Doctoral Seminar in Administrative Leadership                           3
EDUC 901    Advanced Seminar in Urban Education                                     3

RESEARCH METHODS (15 credits)
The following 9 credits are required of all students:
ED PSY 624         Educational Statistical Methods I                                3
ED PSY 724         Educational Statistics Methods II                                3
AD LDSP 729/
CURRINS            Qualitative Research and Field Studies                           3

Plus six additional credits of advanced level (700 or above) course work determined in consultation with the
student’s major professor and selected from the following suggested list quantitative and qualitative research tracks:
QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH
ED PSY 720  Techniques of Education and Psych Measurement                           3
ED PSY 728  Techniques of Educational Research                                      3
ED PSY 823  Structural Equation Modeling                                            3
ED PSY 824  Educational Statistics III                                              3
ED PSY 825  Multivariate Analysis                                                   3

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ED PSY 826         Analysis of Cross-Categorical Data                            3
ED PSY 827         Survey Research Methods in Education                          3
ED PSY 828         Methods of Scale Construction and Multi-Dim Scaling           3
ED PSY 709         Data Analysis for Managers                                    3
ED PSY 714         Multivariate Techniques in Management                         3

QUALITATIVE RESEARCH
AD LDSP/
CURRINS 829 Advanced Qualitative Research                                        3
AD LDSP/
CURRINS 839 Practicum in Writing from Qualitative Research                       3


Adult Education and Continuing Education Leadership Specialization
Specialization in Adult and Continuing Education Leadership will ordinarily consist of a minimum of 30 graduate
credits excluding dissertation credits. At lease 21 credits must be taken after admission.

Course and credit requirements are:
REQUIRED (15/30 credits)
AD LDSP 798  Seminar in Human Resource Development                               3
AD LDSP 827  Seminar in Adult and Organizational Learning.                       3
AD LDSP 867  Seminar in Continuing Education for the Professions                 3
AD LDSP 897  Seminar in the Philosophy and History of Adult Education            3
AD LDSP 967  Seminar in Urban Adult Education                                    3

ELECTIVES (15/30 credits)
Students in the doctoral program with an emphasis in Adult and Continuing Education may select from the
department electives to fulfill this requirement. Students entering the Ph.D. program without a master’s degree in
Adult Education are encouraged to take the following electives:
AD LDSP 757        Principles of Adult Education                                 3
AD LDSP 767        Program Planning in Adult Education                           3
AD LDSP 787        Administration of Adult Education Programs                    3
AD LDSP 777        Leadership in Multicultural Organizations                     3

In addition to the 30 credits in adult education, all students must complete the following requirements:
      Urban education seminars (9 credits)
      Research methods and requirements (15 credits)
      Minor requirements (8-12 credits)
      Dissertation research (credit varies)


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Additional Ph.D. Program Information
    Students typically enter with a master’s degree with several years of practical experience and continuing
    education.
    Admissions decisions are based on academic credentials, as well as a student’s evidence of commitment to
    the interest in urban adult education issues, and a match between student interests and faculty expertise.
    Most students participate part-time and maintain full-time employment while in the program. However,
    research or graduate assistantships are available for those interested in pursuing the program full time.
    The average length of time to graduation is about 5-6 years (3-4 years for those pursuing full-time study).
    Students are required to meet the university’s admissions requirements.
    Students are required to complete Ph.D. program requirements in 10 years.


For additional information about the Urban Education Doctoral Program, contact:

Urban Education Doctoral Program
Office:      UWM School of Education
            2400 E. Hartford Ave.
            Enderis Hall, Room 510
Mail:       P.O. Box 413
            Milwaukee, WI 53201-0413
Phone:      414-229-4729
Web:        www.phd.soe.uwm.edu
E-mail:     phdsoe@uwm.edu




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Courses in Adult and
Continuing Education Leadership
Courses numbered 300 to 699 are undergraduate/graduate.

Courses numbered 700 and above are graduate only.

AD LDSP 507 Introduction to Group Leadership. 3 cr. U/G. Concepts and theories of group and organizational
leadership applied to problems of youth-serving organizations and student activities in secondary and post-secondary schools
and colleges. Prerequisite: junior status.
AD LDSP 517 Introduction to Adult Education Practice. 3 cr. U/G. Objectives, organization and practices of
postsecondary programs of lifelong learning, adult and continuing education, and community and public service programs.
Prerequisite: junior status.
AD LDSP 537 Leadership and Management of Volunteer Programs. 3 cr. U/G. Introduction to volunteers
and organizations which utilize them. Course emphasizes practical application of leadership skills needed for effective
management and training of volunteers. Prerequisite: junior status.
AD LDSP 547 The Educational Dimensions of Practice with Older Adults. 3 cr. U/G. Current problems,
issues and research relating to the development and organization of educational programs for older adults. Prerequisite:
junior status.
AD LDSP 557 Foundations and Philosophy of WTCS in Wisconsin. 2-3 cr. U/G. History, philosophy,
objectives, organization and legal bases for vocational education, with special emphasis given the movement in Wisconsin.
Prerequisite: junior status or vocational teachers or consent of instructor.
AD LDSP 567 Supervision and Planning for Vocational and Technical Education. 3 cr. U/G. Social,
economic, philosophical, and historical foundations of career education. Exploration of past, present and projected models.
Strategies for program selection, community involvement, evaluation and management. Prerequisite: junior status or consent
of instructor.
AD LDSP 577 Adult Literacy and Workforce Development. 3 cr. U/G. Analyzes the problem of adult low
literacy and its effects on work force development; presents alternative procedures for providing educational programs.
Prerequisite: junior status.
AD LDSP 579 Current Topics in Administrative Leadership. (Subtitled). 1-3 cr. U/G. Current problems,
issues and research in administrative leadership and supervision and their implications for practitioners. May be repeated with
change in topic to max of 9 cr. Prerequisite: junior status.
AD LDSP 587 Serving Multicultural and Special Needs Learners. 3 cr. U/G. Examines the needs of
multicultural and adult vocational special needs learners; explores strategies for revising instructional methods/approaches
and program development. Prerequisite: junior status.
AD LDSP 607 Coordination of Staff Development and Training Program. 3 cr. U/G. Provides knowledge
and skills required for the design, coordination and administration of staff development and training programs. Prerequisite:
junior status.
AD LDSP 617 Leadership in Youth-Serving Organizations. 3 cr. U/G. Introduction to the philosophy and
operations of youth-serving organizations, administration of programs, and the role of youth-serving organizations in the
larger community. Prerequisite: junior status.


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AD LDSP 647 Evaluation of Adult and Continuing Education Programs. 3 cr. U/G. Provides
an awareness, analysis, and synthesis of the purposes, methods, and procedures for evaluating diverse types of adult
education programs, e.g., HRD, extension/outreach, etc. Counts as repeat of Ad Ldsp 579 with similar title. Prerequisite:
junior status.
AD LDSP 667 Program Planning in Adult Education. 3 cr. U/G. Principles and processes affecting programming
of adult education. Focus on planning, execution, and evaluation dimensions of the programming process. Prerequisite: junior
status; Ad Ldsp 517(P) or 757(657)(P).
AD LDSP 677 Issues in Adult Basic Education. 3 cr. U/G. Analysis of research and practice relative to current
issues in adult basic education. Prerequisite: junior status; Ad Ldsp 577.
AD LDSP 687 Instructional Design and Teaching Strategies. 3 cr. U/G. Using an instructional design
approach, students develop skills in selecting, using, and evaluating instructional strategies and procedures appropriate to
particular domains of adult learning. Prerequisite: junior status; Ad Ldsp 517(P); or consent of instructor.
AD LDSP 707 Using Technology With Adult Learners. 3 cr. G. Design and management of web-based
instructional programs/classes applying principles of instructional design, media, and software applications for adult learners.
Prerequisite: graduate status; Ad Ldsp 757.
AD LDSP 710 Organizational Change and Team Leadership. 3 cr. G. Organizational change and team
leadership is designed to introduce theories and concepts in organizational change and the interpersonal dynamics of working
with and leading teams. Prerequisite: graduate status; Ad Ldsp 702 or 757(657) or consent of instructor.
AD LDSP 729 Qualitative Research and Field Studies in Education Settings. 3 cr. G. Examination of
qualitative techniques as applied to educational research and evaluation in schools, classrooms, and other educational
settings. Not open to students who have cr in CurrIns 729 which is identical to Ad Ldsp 729. Prerequisite: graduate status;
Ed Psy 528 or equivalent.
AD LDSP 737 Distance Education for Adults. 3 cr. G. Analysis of concepts, theories, and research in distance
teaching and learning focusing on adult learners, program development and assessment of distance teaching and learning.
Prerequisite: Ad Ldsp 757 or consent of instructor.
AD LDSP 747 Strategic Planning and Budgeting in Adult Education. 3 cr. G. Examines theoretical models
and research literature on both strategic and operational planning, and the budgeting process for adult and continuing
education organizations. Prerequisite: Ad Ldsp 667 or consent of instructor.
AD LDSP 750 Internship in Administrative Leadership. 1-6 cr. G. Field experience in school and social agency
sellings under guidance of an experienced administrator and a faculty member. Prerequisite: graduate status; Ad Ldsp 710
and consent of advisor.
AD LDSP 757 Principles and Foundations of Adult Education. 3 cr. G. A study of concepts, theories and
principles of adult education, the nature of adult processes, and factors that influence and facilitate adult learning.
Prerequisite: graduate status or consent of instructor.
AD LDSP 767 Practicum in Program Planning and Implementation. 3 cr. G. Application of program planning
principles including program development, budgeting, marketing, facilities management and evaluation in the implementation
of an education program. Prerequisite: graduate status, Ad Ldsp 667 or 702 (705).
AD LDSP 777 Leadership in Multicultural Organizations. 3 cr. G. Analyzes concepts and theories of leadership,
issues of diversity in organizations, and explores techniques for managing differences that comprise today’s multicultural
workforce. Prerequisite: graduate status; Ad Ldsp 757 or 702 or consent of instructor.




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AD LDSP 787 Administration of Adult Education Programs. 3 cr. G. Current behavioral concepts, theories, and
processes of administration, supervision, and coordination as applied in adult education organizations and agencies. Prerequisite:
graduate status; Ad Ldsp 757 or written consent of instructor.
AD LDSP 798 Seminar in Human Resource Development. 3 cr. G. Analyzes the concepts, current research,
issues, and trends in the area of human resource development and how these issues influence organizational performance.
Prerequisite: graduate status; Ad Ldsp 607.
AD LDSP 799 Independent Reading. 1-3 cr. G. For graduate students unable to secure needed content in regular
courses. Prerequisite: graduate status; consent of instructor and advisor.
AD LDSP 801 Urban Education: Doctoral Seminar in Administrative Leadership. 3 cr. G. Administrative
leadership and policy development in urban education. Prerequisite: graduate status; admission to Ph.D. program in urban
education; Educ 701.
AD LDSP 827 Seminar in Adult and Organizational Learning. 3 cr. G. Application of transformative, critical, and
action learning concepts to personal and professional development. Prerequisite: graduate status; Ad Ldsp 710(P).
AD LDSP 829 Advanced Qualitative Research Techniques for Education Settings. 3 cr. G. Advanced
examination of qualitative research techniques in three areas; conceptual design; data collection methods and data analysis
and reporting. Not open to students who have credits in CurrIns 829 which is identical to Ad Ldsp 829. Prerequisite: Ad Ldsp
729 or consent of instructor.
AD LDSP 839 Practicum in Writing from Qualitative Research for Educational Settings.
3 cr. G. Practice in writing from qualitative research data and analysis of qualitative text. Not open to students who have cr
in CurrIns 839 which is identical to Ad Ldsp 839. Prerequisite: graduate status; Ad Ldsp or CurrIns 729(P) & 829(P).
AD LDSP 857 Seminar in Leadership for Change. 3 cr. G. A critical examination of problems and issues in
change theory and practice and their implications for administrative leadership. Prerequisite: graduate status;
Ad Ldsp 657 or 705 or written consent of instructor.
AD LDSP 867 Seminar in Continuing Education in the Professions. 3 cr. G. Analysis of the role and nature of
continuing education in professions; current issues affecting the development of this field of adult education practice.
Prerequisite: graduate status; Ad Ldsp 667 or consent of instructor.
AD LDSP 877 Seminar in Two-Year Post Secondary Institutions. 3 cr. G. Present status, development, functions,
organizational and curriculum trends in postsecondary nonbaccalaureate institutions. Prerequisite: graduate status; Ad Ldsp 657
or consent of instructor.
AD LDSP 888 Candidate for Degree. 0 cr. G. Available for graduate students who must meet minimum credit load
requirement. Fee for one credit will be assessed. Repeatable to three credits. Prerequisite: graduate status.
AD LDSP 897 Seminar in the Philosophy and History of Adult Education. 3 cr. G. Philosophical foundations
related to the historical movement of adult education and implications for future directions. Prerequisite: graduate status;
Ad Ldsp 657 or consent of instructor.
AD LDSP 967 Seminar in Urban Adult Education. 3 cr. G. Critical survey of problems and issues in adult
education in the urban context. Analysis of selected problems in designing and implementing effective programs. Prerequisite:
graduate status; Ad Ldsp 657.
AD LDSP 990 Research or Thesis. 1-3 cr. G. Prerequisite: graduate status; consent of instructor.
AD LDSP 999 Independent Reading. 1-3 cr. G. For the benefit of post-master’s students unable to secure needed
content in regular courses. Prerequisite: graduate status; consent of instructor.



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Adult and Continuing Education
Faculty
Mesut Akdere, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of Adult Education and Human
Resource and Workforce Development. He received his Ph.D. in human resource
development with a doctoral minor in Human Resources and Industrial Relations
from the University of Minnesota. During his doctoral study, he was involved in a
number of research projects and taught both undergraduate and graduate-level
courses. He was a research fellow at the Juran Center for Leadership in Quality.
Akdere currently teaches courses in the areas of leadership, organization
development, and training and development. His research interests include
human resource development, quality management, performance improvement,
and leadership.

                             Simone Conceição, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of Adult and Continuing
                             Education and teaches courses in the areas of distance education, use of technology
                             with adult learners, instructional design, and adult learning. Her research interests
                             include adult learning, distance education, impact of technology on teaching and
                             learning, instructional design, learning objects, and staff development. She is the
                             program coordinator for the School of Education’s online master’s degree initiative in
                             Adult and Continuing Education (focus on Human Resource and Workforce
                             Development). Conceição earned her master’s degree from the University of
                             Wisconsin–Milwaukee and her Ph.D. in continuing and vocational education from
                             the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Barbara J. Daley, Ph.D., is an associate professor of Adult and Continuing
Education. Holder of a doctoral degree in adult education from Cornell University,
she started her adult education career as a staff development instructor in a large
hospital setting. Since that time, she has worked as a provider of continuing
professional education in health care, in a rural community college, and in an urban
university setting.
Her current activities include graduate teaching on the topics of adult learning,
organizational learning and change, program planning, leadership and continuing
professional education. Daley’s research interests surround activities designed to
expand the current knowledge base related to the linkages between learning theory, the context of professional
practice and adult education. She was awarded the Cyril O. Houle Scholars in Adult and Continuing Education
Fellowship. The fellowship, funded by the Kellogg Foundation, provided research support for her project entitled,
Learning and Context: Understanding the Connections in Continuing Professional Education. Additionally, she has
been involved in researching the impact of technologic teaching strategies on learning outcomes. Daley currently
serves on the editorial review board of Adult Education Quarterly, Human Resource Development Quarterly,
Human Resource Development International, Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, Advances in Developing
Human Resources, Learning in Health and Social Care, and The Journal of Continuing Education in Allied Health
Professionals.

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                             Larry G. Martin, Ph.D., is a professor of Adult and Continuing Education and
                             investigates the development, implementation and evaluation of workforce
                             development of curriculum for short-term integrated occupational literacy programs;
                             and the development and assessment of diversity training programs. He teaches
                             courses on program planning in adult education, administration of adult education
                             programs, philosophy of adult education, urban adult education, evaluation of adult
                             education programs, adult literacy education, and others. He recently coauthored a
                             text, “The Welfare to Work Challenge for Adult Literacy Educators, New Directions
                             for Adult and Continuing Education #83.” Martin earned a Ph.D. at the University of
                             Wisconsin-Madison. He serves on the editorial review board of Adult Education
                             Quality and the Adult Basic Education Journal.

Regina Smith, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of Adult and Continuing Education
and investigates the ways in which students make sense of their experiences
working in online small groups, the ways in which epistemological beliefs and self-
other relationships influence students small group experiences, and the ways in
which the use of technology influence epistemological beliefs within adult learning
contexts. She teaches graduate-level courses on adult learning, adult development,
adult education, program planning and evaluation, and the community college.
Smith’s research and publications have explored the psychodynamic perspective to
learning in online small groups and the issues that inhibit students’ ability to grow
and develop as they attempt to work across difference/diversity. Her work has
resulted in book chapters, articles and conference papers on adult development
through small online groups.




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                School of Education

Mission
To provide leadership and inspiration for learning and human development
in urban communities.

Vision
To become a premier urban school of education recognized for its diversity,
and known for excellence in teaching, learning and research.

www.soe.uwm.edu
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