Adult Education and Training (AET) Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Education and Human Resource Studies – Adult Education and Training Specialization

Degree Overview

Hear program chair Karen Kaminski describe the distinct ways this online master’s in adult education and training sets you up to be a successful student, and in turn, a successful adult educator.

Learning is a lifelong endeavor and trained specialists are needed to teach adult learners in postsecondary, community, and corporate settings. With coursework that is based in practice, yet grounded in current adult learning theory, the adult education and training master's degree prepares you to successfully plan and administer a wide range of training and educational programs.

Earn your adult education degree online and take your career to the next level as you become a more skilled adult educator and trainer in the following fields:

  • Adult basic education
  • Athletics coaching
  • Corporate training
  • Emergency medical services (EMS) education
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction
  • Health education
  • Outdoor education
  • Many other fields involving adult learning

Through project-based assignments that ensure real-world knowledge and immediate application on the job, you will learn to think more strategically about:

  • Adult learning theory
  • Instructional design
  • Methods of instruction
  • Learning technologies
  • Learning transfer
  • Program assessment

Offered through the School of Education in the College of Health and Human Sciences, the master's in adult education program gives you the skills to teach in a variety of adult learning environments within a culturally diverse global context.

  • Collaborative projects encourage individual and professional growth through exposure to other colleagues.
  • Advisors assist you in becoming a critically reflective practitioner, capable of conducting and communicating workplace research as it relates to and informs the field of adult learning and training.
  • The online format allows you to earn a master's degree and still maintain your personal life and career.

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