Adult Education Option

Program Objectives

The MEd Adult Education specialization emphasizes fundamental skills and understandings of adult learners and is intended for individuals who will work within programs of adult education in contexts other than higher education institutions. This program of study is designed to develop skills in working with adult learners within formal and informal contexts such as community education, nonprofit settings, religious education, corporate training, and workforce development. (30 credits).

Program of Study

Adult Education Core - 12 credit hours12
Foundations of Adult Education
Planning Program Assessment
Resource and Program Management
Organization and Administration of Higher Education
Statistics and Research - 6 credit hours6
Educational Statistics I
Applied Educational Research
Electives - 12 credit hours12
Approved electives may be selected from other Education programs or departments that strengthen the student's program of study. These courses need to be selected in consultation with the chair.
Total Credits30


Students with no professional experience working in an adult education program are encouraged to enroll in a three-credit higher education Internship (EDLD 598) to gain practical field experience.