Kansas State University

Global Campus

Graduate Certificate in Adult and Continuing Education


1615 Anderson Avenue

Manhattan, KS 66502

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Graduate Certificate in Adult Learning

Format: Online

Program Description:

Graduate Certificate

The adult learning graduate certificate emphasizes how adult learning principles and instructional methods can be used to strengthen the skills of trainers and educators who provide educational opportunities for adult learners.

This program will assist working professionals who would like to expand their skills in the areas of adult curriculum design, learning theories, teaching methods and program evaluation.


Master's Degree

The adult learning and leadership master's degree program is geared toward working professionals whose careers involve working with adults in educational and training situations.

The online master's degree in adult learning and leadership is designed to offer many opportunities for students to tailor their program of study to their professional needs. Students may combine this degree with one of K-State's online graduate certificate programs.

Students complete a portfolio as they progress through the degree program. The portfolio is due during the student's final semester of coursework and is required to fulfill the final examination requirement. Students may complete the program by taking face-to-face (Olathe and Ft. Leavenworth locations) or online courses or a combination of the available options.


Careers in Adult Learning and Leadership 

Graduates of the adult learning and leadership program enjoy careers as:

  • human resource managers or trainers
  • business, industry and nonprofit executives
  • community college professionals
  • university cooperative extension professionals
  • armed service professionals
  • government managers and directors
  • adult basic education and literacy professionals


"Kansas State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools 30 N. LaSalle St. Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602. The Professional Education Unit at Kansas State University is accredited by

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 33

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $560-$760 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Remote Town

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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