Iowa State University

Iowa State University

Adult and Extension Education


657 Ross Hall

Alumni Hall

Ames, IA 50011

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Ph.D.- Adult and Extension Education, M.S.- Adult and Extension Education

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The major in Education with specialization in Adult and Extension Education prepares people for positions in a wide array of organizational settings where the focus is working with adults in an educational context. Examples include training and development positions in business and industry; subject matter specialists,field specialists and state leaders in the Cooperative Extension Service; private consultants for various public and private organizations; public school adult education and community education directors and coordinators; continuing education directors and coordinators for a variety of professions; adult religious education programmers, coordinators and teachers; and vocational education directors and teachers. Some positions are administrative in nature (i.e., Dean of Continuing Education in a four year college or university), some positions are trainers, others are teachers, and some are supervisors of an adult education enterprise (e.g., community and adult education programs in public schools).


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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