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The Adult Learning Program is designed for people interested in higher education, workplace learning, community-based organizations or any setting where adults can be found learning. The program is characterized by students who come from varied professional and personal backgrounds, are intellectually curious, and supportive of the other students. In interactive courses, students explore how adults learn and develop through an understanding of research, theory, and reflective practice. With a degree in educational psychology, our graduates use their knowledge of adult learning to advance their careers as college instructors, university professors, adult basic education teachers, leaders in non-profit organizations, training and organizational development consultants, and nurse educators.

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 “I enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and caring instructors. I also enjoy the ability to be involved in my learning, and the collaboration with others.”

John Alunni  (MS Degree)

“The faculty are very supportive and nurturing--I don't feel like I'm floundering to figure out how to become an academic. The students are interesting because we come from a variety of backgrounds.”

Valerie Ambrose (PhD)

“This program is a true community of practice.”

Kellee Vess (PhD)


Updated 04/30/2014



Ralph G. Brockett, Ph.D.
Program Coordinator
1122 Volunteer Blvd.
520 Bailey Education Complex
Knoxville, TN 37996-3452

Phone: 865-974-2227
Fax: 865-974-0135


For admissions and application information, please contact Marie Fox:

Marie Fox, Administrative Support Assistant, III    
 1122 Volunteer Boulevard 
528 Jane and David Bailey Education Complex
Knoxville, TN 37996-3452

Phone: 865-974-4855
Fax: 865-974-0135


Contact EPC

535 Jane & David Bailey Education Complex
1122 Volunteer Boulevard
Knoxville, Tennessee 37996-3452

Phone: 865-974-8145
Fax: 865-974-0135