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Program Details

This program is not designed for teacher certification, licensure or endorsement.

Expand your understanding of the unique needs of students of various backgrounds with Capella University's online master's in Adult Education program. This program is designed around recognized professional standards, and the curriculum emphasizes reflective practice, current theory, and best practices.

This master's in Adult Education allows you to develop the skills you need to make a difference in the classroom, while maximizing your investment with an affordable degree. You will start working toward your goals right away by creating a professional development plan in your first course. By the end of the program, you will have complied a professional portfolio that demonstrates your accomplishments and proves your understanding of concepts that qualify you for a career in higher education.

With your Master's in Adult Education from Capella, you'll be prepared to advance the practice of learning and teaching within the field of adult education by applying principles and theories to instruction, program development, and enhancement of learning. You will also apply reflective strategies that lead to improved personal and professional practice and influence the vision and direction of adult education.

Common jobs with an online Master's in Adult Education include program director, education specialist, continuing education coordinator, grant writer, adjunct or part-time instructor of education courses. Potential workplaces include: adult education program, community college , continuing education program, corporation, land-based or online college or university, military education, nonprofit organization or vocational school.

For current K-12 professionals interested in extending their education with a graduate degree. Capella University education programs do not lead to initial teacher licensure.

Requirements

Your program of enrollment determines the admission requirements. 

Basic requirements for all programs:

  • Admission application and non-refundable $50 application fee
  • Acknowledgement agreement
  • All applicants must understand, read, speak, and write fluently in English
  • Official transcript(s) from previous institutions for degree and post-degree coursework, if applicable
  • Minimum GPA as defined by your program

Minimum level of education required:

  • Must have a bachelor’s degree from an institution accredited by a U.S. Department of Education-recognized accrediting agency or an internationally recognized institution
  • Minimum grade point average of 2.3 or higher on a 4.0 scale

Accreditation & Licensing

Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. 

  • Higher Learning Commission: www.hlcommission.org, 800.621.7440 
  • Capella University, Capella Tower, 225 South Sixth Street, Ninth Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55402, 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552), www.capella.edu

Capella University’s Education Preparation Provider (EPP) unit is accredited based on the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) standards for a period of 8 years, from 10/22/2010 to 12/31/2018.

Capella University’s EPP is eligible for and will seek accreditation based on the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Standards during fall 2017/spring 2018. CAEP is the single specialized accreditor for educator preparation, and administers NCATE accreditation.

Disclosure

Capella University cannot guarantee licensure, endorsement, certification, authorization, other professional credentials, job placement or salary advancement. State regulations and professional credential standards vary. It is the learner’s responsibility to understand and comply with requirements for their states and professional associations. For more information on licensure, see the Licensure section on the school’s website. Enrollment restrictions and/or other restrictions may apply to certain programs. Contact Capella University at 1.866.679.9687 for more information.

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