Adult, Career and Higher Education
The mission of Adult, Career and Higher Education at the University of South Florida is to provide nationally and internationally recognized graduate programs that prepare leaders, teachers and researchers for a wide array of professional positions in colleges and universities, public and private schools, and in business, industry, hospitals and governmental settings.
The programs include masters and doctoral work in adult education and career and workforce education, doctoral programs in higher education and graduate certificate programs in college teaching and leadership in developing human resources. The programs are designed to demonstrate excellence in teaching, research and service, supporting the University of South Florida’s strategic goal to become one of the nation’s premier research universities while serving the metropolitan Tampa Bay Region, the state, and the nation as well as the larger global environment.
Faculty in Adult, Career and Higher Education prepare educational leaders for the dynamic needs of our society through collaborative learning and discovery, and by modeling exemplary leadership in teaching and research. This learning community portrays the best of scholarly rigor, strong connections to the needs of our local community, as well as celebrating the cultural diversity of society’s educational needs. Driven by the commitment to serve all through intellectual engagement for professional and personal growth leads this department to offer graduate training that will shape the future of education and build upon the foundation of scholarly research in the field.