Adult Studies and Blended Learning
The curriculum in SCPS is built on Malcolm Knowles’ concept of andragogy, which is the art and science of helping adults learn. We believe that adult students are self-directed and have a problem-centered (versus subject-centered) orientation to learning. Therefore, our courses address student needs by providing direct, concrete experiences and instruction so that they can apply their learning. The faculty takes a developmental approach to teaching, and students are provided with ongoing feedback and given many opportunities to practice their learning.
A blended learning approach is practiced in the School of Continuing and Professional Studies, meaning that students have the benefit of traditional learning in a face-to-face environment as well enjoying the convenience of online instruction. All courses are taught in a combination of classroom and online learning. This flexibility is appreciated by busy, working professionals.