Pennsylvania State University

World Campus

Master of Education in Adult Education

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Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.Ed. in Adult Education

Format: Online

Program Description:

As businesses and organizations collectively tighten their belts, employers are adding more stringent hiring requirements for new employees, and corporations are placing a stronger emphasis on training in the workplace. Such actions have led to an increased need for qualified adult education professionals in a variety of businesses, community centers, higher education institutions, and corporate training centers.

As a graduate of this program, you can be qualified to provide leadership in one or more of the following domains of adult education practice: teaching and learning for adults, curriculum and instructional design and development in adult education, program planning and administration for adult learners, or curriculum and/or program evaluation within adult education programming.

In addition, Penn State offers an online Postbaccalaureate Certificate in Distance Education and a Postbaccalaureate Certificate in Adult Basic Education (ABE). All of the credits you earn in these certificate programs may be applied toward the requirements for the Master's Degree in Lifelong Learning and Adult Education, upon your acceptance into that program.

Penn State's online Adult Education program is offered in partnership with Penn State's College of Education. As a student studying online, you can expect the same quality education that our residential students experience — high academic standards for courses taught by the same faculty with real-world experience, who have been trained to teach online.

In our program, students from diverse backgrounds and careers can come together to enhance their understanding of the unique needs of today’s adult learners and how they learn best. 

Accreditation:

Penn State is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

# of Credits Required: 33

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $784 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 40,000+

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