Rutgers University of New Jersey

Master of Education in Adult and Continuing Education


96 Davidson Road

Piscataway, NJ 08854

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Education in Adult and Continuing Education

Format: Online

Program Description:

Learning is constant; it occurs every day, at every age. Now more than ever before, adults return to the classroom to expand their knowledge, enhance their professional skills, and earn additional degrees. But teaching adult populations requires a unique approach—which is exactly what the Online Master of Education in Adult and Continuing Education program at Rutgers Graduate School of Education aims to deliver.

Our 100 percent online program gives you the flexibility to advance your teaching expertise—and your career—without having to put your life on hold.

The 30-credit program is designed to develop conceptual and practical understanding of the adult learner, how to plan classes and programs that are best suited to meet the needs of adult learners, and how to create learning contexts that can encourage sustained learning and productive change in a variety of contect in which adults learn.

  • Higher Education
  • Educational Technology
  • Adult ESL and Literacy Education
  • Human Resources Development

With an online master’s in adult education from Rutgers, you can help enhance the practice of teaching and learning in:

  • Higher education institutions
  • Vocational schools
  • Community centers
  • Health care organizations
  • Corporate training centers
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Community colleges

Additional Program Benefits:

  • Complete coursework 100 percent online
  • Learn from world-class educators and industry-experienced leaders
  • Benefit from small class sizes and collaborative networking opportunities
  • Earn a respected degree from a top-ranked university

Rutgers University Highlights:
Top 30 “Public National Universities” (U.S. News & World Report: America’s Best Colleges)
Top 11 percent of all graduate schools of education in the United States (U.S. News & World Report)
No. 4 in the nation “Best for Vets” (Military Times Edge)
About the Graduate School of Education
Now a part of the Big10 Conference

“The GSE is in the top 11 percent of all graduate schools of education in the United States [according to US News & World Report]. While this is only one measure of achievement, we are nevertheless proud to see that our programs, faculty, and students are recognized as some of the best nationally.”
– Richard De Lisi, Dean of the GSE

Admission Requirements
To gain admission to the online Master of Education in Adult Education program, you must submit:

  • Personal statement
  • Undergraduate transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Program application
  • Resume
  • Evidence of your potential to complete program (3.0 or above undergraduate GPA or GRE scores)

Credits to Complete: 30
Format: Online
Accrediting Bodies: The Graduate School of Education at Rutgers is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). Rutgers University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).
Language: English     
Residency Requirements: None


Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Small City

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