Welcome to the Adult and Graduate Studies Department at Westminster College.
We understand that adult education needs are different. It can be a challenge to balance coursework with a job, family, and other personal responsibilities.
Therefore, with our degree programs, we strive to accommodate your busy life.
Our department’s Lifelong Learning Program (LLP) offers bachelor’s degree programs and teaching certification programs for adults wishing to start or complete their degree or earn their teaching certification.
To accommodate busy adults, many of these classes are available in blended (classroom and online) and accelerated formats, and in evening and summer sessions.
Graduate degree programs at Westminster include the master’s degree in education with the opportunity to be certified as a reading specialist, elementary and/or secondary school counselor, school principal, and superintendent of schools.
We also work with advanced high school students wishing to earn college credit in our high school – college dual enrollment program.
Our continuing education program offers adult education (non-credit) courses for professional or personal enrichment.The Adult and Graduate Studies Department at Westminster offers many adult education opportunities, and we would like to help you reach your goals – whether to complete your degree or learn a new skill. Contact us today.
Adult and Graduate Studies Programs
Starting or Completing an Undergraduate Degree in the Lifelong Learning Program
Graduate Degree Programs
Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification
High School Dual Enrollment
Continuing Education Courses
Dr. Jamie G. McMinn, Interim Director
Dr. McMinn is an associate professor of psychology (in addition to his duties as our interim director), and he joined the Westminster faculty in 2003. He received his bachelor's degree in English and psychology at Emory & Henry College, and a master's and Ph.D. in psychology at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. McMinn has always enjoyed working with adult students in his classrooms, and he looks forward to working with this group as interim director as well. He believes adult students bring a perspective and set of experiences that traditional undergraduate students may not have, which greatly enriches the classroom environment and learning. He has also found adult students to be strongly committed to and engaged in their education. He feels privileged to serve this student population in a more encompassing way. For more information about adult studies, please contact Dr. McMinn by email.
Lori Scheidemantle, Secretary
Ms. Scheidemantle joined the Adult and Graduate Studies Office in March 2001. Lori was previously employed at Liberty Mutual Insurance Company for 15 years in the Underwriting Department. Lori resides in Neshannock Township with her husband, Bryan, and their children, Bryan, Brandon, and Madison. You may contact Lori via email.
Andrea Barilla, Secretary
Ms. Barilla is a graduate of Westminster, having earned her bachelor's in English here. She received her master of fine arts in creative nonfiction writing from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Andrea is also employed as a freelance writer and editor, with a specialty in educational editing. She is excited to bring her passion for Westminster and experience in the educational field to her new position in the Adult and Graduate Studies Office. You may contact Andrea via email.