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Adult and Community College Education

Master's Degrees | Adult and Community College Education

Adult and Community College Education

Entrance Exam: Not Required
College of Education

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Adult and Community College 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 who facilitate, teach, or lead adult learning initiatives. Adults learn in many contexts – postsecondary and college settings, training & professional development, workplace and workforce development, and in helping profession contexts such as community education, adult basic education, non-profit, religious, or health professions.

Our program prepares graduates in key subject areas such as understanding adult learner characteristics, motivations, barriers and opportunities; the study of how adults learn, change and grow and how they can be supported by others to do so; the role of technology and distance education in adult learning; and, how professionals can build capacities to design, assess, lead and change organizations that serve adult learners.

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

Degree Description

Students may choose a specialization in one of three areas:  Adult and Continuing Professional Education, Community College Teaching, and Health Professions Education.  To find out more information regarding each specialization, click on the name of your interested specialization below to visit the program's page on the College of Education website:

Note:  Degrees earned will be distributed as: "Master of Education in Adult and Community College Education" without focus area track specifications.


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.

Career Prospects

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.