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    Sep 26, 2023  
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Adult Learning in Professional Settings Graduate Certificate

The graduate certificate in Adult Learning in Professional Settings is intended for new and currently admitted graduate students wishing to acquire knowledge and develop skills to plan, design, implement, and evaluate principles of adult learning in various postsecondary and professional settings such as healthcare, corporate, military, continuing education, continuing medical education, higher education, human resources, and governmental settings. As adults continuously engage in learning that lasts for one’s lifetime and occurs in various social contexts, understanding how, why, what, and where adults learn is important for professionals. This graduate certificate will prepare learners to be able to apply and advance their knowledge in the education and training of adults in professional settings.

Campus Code

Distance Education

Graduate Certificate Type


Admissions Standards/Procedures

Applicants must hold or currently be pursuing a graduate degree.

Academic Standards

A minimum grade of B must be earned in all certificate courses.

Credit Hours Required:

12 graduate credit hours

Required Courses

Students may request substitution for one of the required courses; requires approval from the certificate coordinator.

Non-Course Requirements

  • All courses must be completed within five years of admission to the certificate program.
  • To receive the certificate, students must:
    1) complete the Graduate Certificate Course Verification Form (located on the Graduate School webpage under the Forms Central tab) and
    2) through MyUTK, apply to graduate from the certificate program.