Master of Arts in Adult Learning & Leadership
Columbia University in the City of New York

Program Details

Teaching adults takes a different approach and skillset than traditional K-12 education. The Master of Arts in Adult Learning and Leadership prepares you to educate adult students in a variety of settings, such as colleges, businesses, nonprofits, healthcare, and community organizations.

Courses focus on both the technical and soft skills required for leadership positions in adult education. Students will learn how to design, deliver, and assess curricula, as well as take into consideration community and cultural factors that affect learning. The program also emphasizes the use of technology in adult learning programs. 

In addition to elective courses, you can anticipate studying topics including:

  • How adults learn
  • Leadership and self development
  • Online teaching and learning
  • Learning communities

Learning Pace


% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Columbia University in the City of New York is accredited by:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Essay/Writing Sample, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent