MS - Adult Education
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.
Degree Level: Master
Delivery Format: 100% Online
Accelerated Degree: No
Accreditation & Licensing
Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
- Higher Learning Commission: www.hlcommission.org.
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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
An accredited online university, Capella University offers bachelor’s, master’s/MBA, doctoral, and certificate programs designed to take you to the forefront of your profession. Our competency-based curriculum delivers both foundational knowledge and real-world skills, so that what you’re learning in your courses is immediately applicable to your career goals.
Respected programs that move you forward
Organizations around the world have acknowledged Capella’s commitment to quality education with accreditations, state approvals, certifications, awards, recognitions, and designations. Right now, more than 37,000 students are expanding their opportunities with Capella programs.
Online education. Two ways.
Our FlexPath format lets you set your own deadlines and move at your own pace. Our GuidedPath format offers extra structure for those who need it.
Explore options in key professions
- Criminal Justice
- Education (K–12 & Higher Education)
- Emergency Management
- Health Care Administration
- Human Services
- Information Assurance and Security
- Information Technology
- Public Administration
- Public Health
- Social Work
Multiple ways to help you save
- Employer and association discounts
- Military discounts
- Transfer credit
- Streamlined programs
- Guides (online resource)
- Credit for real-world learning
Online flexibility and personalized support
At Capella, online learning means you can take your courseroom anywhere, learning when and where it fits your life. And if you need backup, support services are available every step of the way.
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Capella University cannot guarantee licensure, endorsement, certification, authorization, other professional credentials, 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 for more information.www.capellaresults.com