What is Cross-cultural Adult Education?
The Cross-cultural Adult Education major (CCAE) is an interdisciplinary degree that combines the unique principles of adult learning and teaching to prepare you to teach, lead, and develop adult education programs. This major will enable you to enter diverse cultural environments with marketable skills in the planning and implementation of adult education programs.
What can I do with a degree in Cross-cultural Adult Education?
Graduates with this degree go on to teach in both formal and non-formal educational environments. Adult educators practice in areas such as adult discipleship, teaching English as a second or foreign language, GED completion, community development, refugee ministries, health and wellness training, social justice, leadership development, literacy training, and theological education by extension.
The CCAE major lays a firm foundation for teaching and training of adults. When combined with skills in fields such as disciple-making, TESOL, or Sustainable Community Development, the degree is very marketable.
Where are graduates with a degree in Cross-cultural Adult Education finding jobs?
- Refugee and immigration services
- ESL instruction in community colleges, universities, and community centers
- Sustainable community development
- Social justice services
- Cross-cultural adult discipleship ministries
- Adult basic education
- Adult literacy
- Workforce preparation
- Lifelong learning
A graduate with a bachelor’s degree in CCAE can go on to pursue a master’s degree in an area of specialization.
Quote from a graduate:
“My degree [in Cross-cultural Adult Education] has pulled job offers from Indonesia and China to South Africa. I now live in South Africa and work for an NGO (Non-Government Organization) which provides a variety of community development and poverty alleviation initiatives to formerly disenfranchised communities. We work to try and elevate communities which had been devastated by a military regime that ran the country 3 decades ago. My degree gave me the opportunity to be considered for the position I now fill.
A degree in cross-cultural adult education gives you the specifics to be understood and selected for specific jobs. But it also gives you a broad degree that can fit into a plethora of career paths. With this degree you can work with the poorest of the poor, or wealthy businessmen, you can move around and experience a wide range of opportunity not seen with many other career choices. It is a degree I will forever appreciate for what it gives you and allows you to give to others” (Jordan, 2017).
- Cross-Cultural Adult Education
- Church Planting and Enlargement
- Cross-Cultural Bible Teaching and Counseling
- Cross-Cultural TESOL
- Sustainable Development
- World Religion