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.