Adult, Workforce, and Continuing Professional Education Program
The Adult, Workforce, and Continuing Professional Education program area is a unique department in its emphasis on serving the spectrum of both formal and informal adult learning organizations, and its inclusion of administrative, instructional and technology-related leadership within a practitioner preparation program. Based on a land-grant, Research Extensive University, the department reflects the tripartite commitment to quality instruction, research scholarship and service outreach.
Adult and Continuing Professional Education
For entering and experienced educators who seek to foster change in individual adults, as well as through groups, communities, organizations, and society, this program offers several unique opportunities to engage in a core body of knowledge and process, as well as advanced study in specific adult and continuing education programs and institutional settings. It also offers integration of adult education knowledge and expertise with the learner’s professional experience.
Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Adopting the School-College-Community Collaboration Model, we prepare students who can work with professionals in different fields to promote wellness and benefits of the clients. In addition to the traditional core on developmental theory and the design and implementation of preventive interventions based on this theory, the program focuses on clinical counseling theory and practice. Another major focus is the commitment to multicultural diversity, which is reflected in the required coursework and in the faculty-student community.
College Counseling and Student Development
This program prepares persons for counseling and advising positions in student service agencies in colleges and universities such as counseling center, advising office, career services, and diversity office. The faculty and students of the program enjoy an excellent relationship with professionals in the University Counseling Center, and the Division of Academic and Student Affairs, and many opportunities for relevant experience are provided through internships in the various agencies.
Community College Teaching
The program is designed for entering and experienced community college instructors who value having both academic discipline content expertise, as well as a strong background in adult learning, instructional design and evaluation, and community college education. This program offers a unique opportunity for individuals who wish to enhance their competencies as community college faculty, and it meets the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) guidelines for faculty qualifications.
NC State’s program in Educational Leadership for school administrators is designed to improve the quality of K-12 schools by preparing leaders who are dedicated to educational excellence and equity. Graduates are expected to use leadership strategies that will improve student performance in environments that are dynamic, interactive and culturally diverse.
Health Professions Education
This degree is designed for health care professionals who plan, design, and deliver patient education, continuing education, or instruction in health-related professional programs. The degree offers content designed to enhance an individual’s ability to plan, deliver, and evaluate health-related education and training. The program is based on a reflective practice approach, offering practitioners opportunities to reflectively and critically integrate their professional experience with adult education knowledge and practice skills.
Higher Education Administration
NC State’s Higher Education program provides exceptional opportunities for students interested in higher education administration to explore a core body of knowledge, gain real-world professional experience and pursue advanced study. Program content is informed by relevant theory, scholarly research and best practice in the fields of higher education and student affairs. In addition, the program links theoretical foundations of higher education leadership and administration to practical application of skills.
Adopting the School-College-Community Collaboration Model, we prepare students to work as school counselors will demonstrate the professional knowledge, skills, and practices necessary to promote the academic, career, and personal/social development of all K–12 students. Another major focus is our commitment to multicultural diversity, which is reflected in the required coursework and in the faculty-student community.
Training and Development
Individuals responsible for employee and workforce development are provided the skills necessary to be successful in various learning and performance environments. Whether you are interested in instructional design, internal training and development, consulting, e-learning, or other training roles, the Masters of Education (M.Ed.) in Training and Development (T&D) will provide you the skills needed to enter or advance in the field.