fall courses for Penn State's Online Certificate in Adult Basic Education
Register Now! Penn State's Online Certificate in Adult Basic Education
Fall 2017: August 21 to December 8, 2017
The Adult Basic Education (ABE) Certificate is geared toward professionals working with adults or out-of-school youth who struggle with reading, writing, numeracy, and/or English language proficiency. Penn State is one of the first universities to offer a fully online certificate in adult basic education. The Certificate is coordinated by the Institute for the Study of Adult Literacy at PSU.
Key features of the 12-credit Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Adult Basic Education (ABE):
• Offered online through Penn State’s nationally recognized World Campus.
• Three required courses and one elective tailored to student interests.
• Approved Act 48 provider for Pennsylvania educators; may count toward professional development hours.
• Helps professionals gain high-quality, research based knowledge about ABE, especially literacy and numeracy instruction.
• Use credits to fulfill requirements for the M.Ed. in Lifelong Learning and Adult Education.
ABE Certificate courses available in Fall 2017:
− ADTED 460: Introduction to Adult Education (required)
− ADTED 480: Teaching Math and Numeracy to Adults (required). Offered only once per year.
− ADTED 560: Teaching Reading to College Students and Adults (required). THIS COURSE IS BEING OFFERED FOR THE FIRST TIME!
− ADTED 507: Research and Evaluation in Adult Education (elective)
− ADTED 542: Perspectives on Adult Learning Theory (elective)
− APLNG802: Focus on English: Teaching Form, Meaning and Use (elective)
− APLNG804: Focus on Learners: Identity, Community and Language Learning (elective)
− APLNG806: Focus on Classrooms: Planning and Supporting Language Learning (elective)
To learn more about applying for the Certificate, contact World Campus admissions at 800-252-3592. For information about the Certificate, contact Beth Grinder at firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-432-3498 or link to http://www.worldcampus.psu.edu/degrees-and-certificates/penn-state-online-adult-basic-educationcertificate/overview
Student Testimonials: "I think the highlight of this course was having the opportunity to learn from our peers, through group discussions and group projects.:
"The class has made me more aware of how numeracy fits into adult education and literacy and has already influenced the way I approach math when planning curriculum."