Adult Education

About the Program: 

The graduate certificate in adult education is designed for professionals who desire graduate-level training in the discipline of adult education but do not need a master’s degree. The graduate certificate program consists of four courses from the master of science in adult education program. Students who complete the certificate program and choose to continue their graduate studies at Buffalo State may request that certificate program courses be applied toward the master’s degree in adult education. This program does not lead to teaching certification.

The graduate certificate program is offered both on the Buffalo State campus and through web-based courses.

Admission Requirements: 

1. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 (4.0 scale), or a master’s degree from an accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale).

2. A letter describing the applicant’s interest in the field and experience with teaching or administering adult programs.

In addition, all applicants should review the Admission to a Graduate Program section in the Graduate Catalog.

Application Deadline: Applicants must apply by August 1 for fall admission or by December 1 for spring admission. No applications are accepted for summer admission.

Program Requirements: 

Required Courses 12 credits

ADE 500 Introduction to Adult Education
ADE 600 Adulthood and Development
ADE 608 Instructional Design
ADE 610 Methods of Adult Education

Student Consumer Information for this Program

Adult Education

Buffalo State •  1300 Elmwood Avenue  •  Bacon Hall 122
Buffalo, NY 14222  •  Phone: (716) 878-4303 •  Fax: (716) 878-5833

adulteducation@buffalostate.edu