Jul 19, 2024  
ACE Catalog - Volume 42 
ACE Catalog - Volume 42 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Adult Education and Training, M.Ed.

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Program Description

The M.Ed. in Adult Education and Training focuses on providing students with the knowledge and skills necessary to lead the development and training of adults in a variety of organizational and community settings. The coursework will provide students with a foundation of knowledge regarding adult learning principles that they can apply to education and training of adults in the workplace. The program provides students with opportunities to identify learning needs within an organization, develop training materials, build instructional and training skills, and evaluate the efficacy of training activities in meeting the goals of the organization. The program includes a focus on the use of technology tools to promote engaging and effective adult learning experiences. 

Program Outcomes

  1. Apply adult learning principles to varied organizational settings. 
  2. Analyze training needs with an organization. 
  3. Create learning opportunities that meet the needs of diverse learners. 
  4. Evaluate the efficacy of training activities and programs in meeting organizational goals. 
  5. Utilize technology to create engaging adult learning opportunities. 

Mission Statement

The mission of the M.Ed. in Adult Education and Training is to prepare students to utilize instructional skills in a variety of organizational settings to facilitate adult learning. Through evidence-based research and critical analysis, students are taught theories of adult learning that can be applied to learning experiences delivered through multiple modalities. The focus of the program is to provide the professional knowledge and skills necessary for students to achieve the training and development goals of their organization. 

Course List (31 Total Semester Credits)


  • This program is neither designed nor approved (as of the publication date of this Catalog) to prepare students for licensure or certification in any state.
  • Check availability in your state on the Programs by State section of the ACE website.

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