Adult and Continuing Professional Education - Online and Distance Education

Adult and Continuing Professional Education

Master's Degrees | Adult and Continuing Professional Education

Adult and Continuing Professional Education

Entrance Exam: Not Required

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Adult and Community College Education with a specialization in Adult and Continuing Professional Education is designed for entering and experienced educators who seek to advance their careers. Our degree program integrates the best of established adult and lifelong education topics with emerging professional fields. 

As educators, professionals and leaders we are faced with rapidly changing societal demands.  Our degree emphasizes the importance of building capacity and skills for graduates to anticipate and influence or lead adults through ongoing personal, professional, health/well-being and societal change.  In our program, we emphasize that learning is essential in identifying and shaping our future/s.

This program of study is applicable and valuable in educational, workplace/professional or community settings.  You will have the opportunity to study  what motivates and transforms individual or groups of adult learners, and how to support or guide learners who are in the midst of professional or personal change processes.  In addition, you will develop capacities in face-to-face and technology based teaching and learning tools/strategies, assessment, coaching adult learners, organizational change, planning, designing and providing professional development and continuing professional education, and in understanding or leading lifelong learning practices.  

Come join us and develop your competencies and experiences in adult capacity building for the future!  

Other specializations within the Adult and Community College Education master's program available online include Community College Teaching and Health Professions Education.


We accept students from a wide range of educational backgrounds. To qualify for admission, applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education in any field. International applicants must also have a TOEFL score of 100 or higher. Admission decisions are based on several criteria, including undergraduate GPA, work history, and interest in the field.

Applications for admission are accepted year-round and are applicable for the first available term. Students are formally admitted only in summer session I or II or in fall semester.


Adult education faculty provide the education and personal attention adult learners need to gain the skills and knowledge required for professional and personal advancement. Learn how to leverage your knowledge of a specific subject area into a career as an adult educator working at a community college, technical college or training center. This flexible on-line program is tailored to working adults.