Employers are spending more than $150 billion on professional development for their employees, according to the American Society of Training and Development.

In many cases, it’s the employees themselves that are looking to advance their skills, earn a promotion, or change career paths.

Meanwhile, workers transitioning from an industrial economy into a knowledge-based economy need relevant skills to succeed in today’s occupational marketplace.

Whether your interest is facilitating professional and continuing education, human resource development, workplace learning, distance education, adult and family literacy, or other areas of specialized practice, businesses always need education programs delivered to their work force.

Targeted to non-traditional students, typically 25 or older, Ball State’s graduate certificate in adult education is ideal for professionals who want skills for designing, implementing, and evaluating adult education programs.

The graduate certificate consists of 15 credits.

Mode of Delivery

You can pursue the program on campus, off campus at Ball State locations in Indianapolis or Fishers, Indiana, or a blend of on-campus and online courses. By taking the right courses, you can complete the program fully online.


Ruby Cain, Program Director

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Learn more about admission requirements and how to apply  and the courses you will take in the certificate.

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