Community College Teaching - Online and Distance Education

Community College Teaching

Master's Degrees | Community College Teaching

Community College Teaching

Entrance Exam: Not Required

The online Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Adult and Community College Education with a specialization in Community College Teaching is designed for entering and experienced community college instructors. For those who aspire to teach at a Community College level, the degree is designed to provide academic discipline content expertise combined with a strong background in adult learning, instructional design and delivery, and assessment and evaluation and community college education. With a primary commitment to part-time students who are full-time working professionals, this program meets the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) guidelines for faculty qualifications. The program proudly reflects NC State's land-grant, research-intensive commitment to quality instruction, research scholarship and service outreach. The M.Ed. in Adult and Community College Education degree requires a minimum of 36 credit hours for completion.

Other specializations within the Adult and Community College Education master's program available online include Adult and Continuing Professional Education 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 members 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 experience in a specific subject area into a career as a community college educator through this flexible program tailored to working adults.

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