Master of Education in Adult Education

Fully Online and In Person Degree Programs Available

You were designed to make an impact. Adults learn in unique ways and for very specific reasons, and the need for qualified adult educators has never been greater. Ongoing education is a primary need across industries at this time and this unique 30-hour program is designed to teach adults how to teach other adults, no matter the context.

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Master of Education in Adult Education

Educating Adults Effectively

Around the country approximately 50 million children, from preschool through seniors in high school are learning. At the same time, over 200 million adults are learning on the job, through specialized training modules, or on their own. This program is designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge necessary to teach adults what they need to know, no matter the setting or context. Our students work in a variety of areas, including providing professional teacher development, workplace training, informal education in healthcare and wellness settings and adult literacy programs, just to name a few.

Teaching Lifelong Learners

Children learn in a variety of ways and most collegiate education programs address those techniques specifically. But adults learn in different ways than children. And that’s what sets this program apart.

With a Master’s of Education in Adult Education, you will learn how to design and implement a range of curricula and programs for adult learners. You’ll learn how to provide solutions for adult learners facing challenges in educational growth, professional development, and more in order to help them redefine the boundaries of their potential and to find their life’s calling.

The Master’s Degree in Education in Adult Education program can be completed entirely online, entirely face to face or in a hybrid format. The degree is complemented by graduate level cognates in Technology, TESOL and Organizational Administration and Change, and cognates can be customized to your area of interest, allowing you to tailor your focus to your particular instructional context.

The College of Online and Adult Studies

Ashland University’s College of Online and Adult Studies is committed to innovation and collaboration, ensuring affordable access to lifelong learning for individuals and organizations. Through our commitment to “Accent on the Individual,“ we offer small class sizes and discussion-based classrooms to facilitate individual learning. The faculty of the College of Online and Adult Studies have earned distinguished praise for their contributions to research and education.

Benefits of the Master of Education in Adult Education

Master of Education in Adult Education Benefits

What to Expect

Through our 100% online, asynchronous program as well as our direct instruction in-person on campus program, you’ll learn how to teach adults in ways that resonate with their unique learning styles.

Industries and settings this knowledge applies to directly includes:

  • Health and wellness
  • Economic and workforce issues
  • Encore career development
  • Cultural and second language contexts

With a core of 18 hours of specific training, this program allows you the flexibility to complete 12 hours of your choice of electives. You can also begin classes every 8 weeks online, or in person every 16 weeks. 

About Ashland University

Founded in 1878, Ashland University continues to have a rich tradition as a private, comprehensive institution preparing students for exciting, impactful professions and careers. Your success is our goal, not just while you are a student but for the rest of your life as a member of the Eagle family.

We place a great emphasis on the importance of each member of our community. The phrase “Accent on the Individual ” has been our motto for many years and characterizes well the nature and content of both the online and campus environment.

We promise to teach you how to think, not what to think. We promise to work with you to create an individualized plan for your future, and we promise you an affordable education. We promise you will be guided by mentors invested in you as an individual. They will, within a diverse community of respect, design personalized transformative experiences to develop you as a person who works, serves and leads with integrity. And we promise you a lifelong commitment as we continue to help you discern your life calling and make a positive impact on your family, community and the world at large.

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