Master of Education - Adult Education and Development

Develop Skills and Knowledge with a Master's in Adult Education and Development

Strayer University’s Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Adult Education and Development degree is valuable for any educator looking to further his or her goals in a career in education.

For K-12 teachers, earning a master’s degree in education may lead to a pay raise or promotion opportunity (department chair or faculty mentor). For those who want to teach in higher education, holding a graduate degree is a requirement. For all who work to educate children and adults, earning a master’s degree in education offers the opportunity to hone skills, stay current on the latest trends in the field, and serve students more effectively.

Enrich your knowledge of adult teaching theories and methods, and explore how to design, develop, implement, and assess various learning platforms. You'll focus on how to foster an understanding for diversity and create inclusive learning environments.

Online classes and on-campus coursework in the Adult Education and Development degree program is designed for professionals interested in working with adult learners in various settings, such as corporate training/workforce development programs, the military, government and community agencies, and post-secondary institutions.

Completion of Strayer University’s Master of Education program does not guarantee a student has met the requirements to apply for public school teacher or administrator licensure in any state, nor that a student will be eligible for pay raises, promotions or other job-related benefits. Students pursuing teacher or school administrator certifications in the public school system should contact their respective state offices of education as well as local school district to confirm educational requirements before beginning the program.

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Develop a thorough understanding of adult-learning theory and the impact of adult- learning on people, organizations, and society. Develop skills to design instructional content that incorporates adult-learning theory and meets learning goals.
  • Strengthen communication skills to effectively deliver content and engage learners in a variety of settings.
  • Build analytical skills to plan, deliver, and assess the effectiveness of adult learning and development programs.
  • Build familiarity with online teaching systems and understand how to leverage them to facilitate adult learning.
  • Gain an appreciation for cultural and ethnic diversity in adult-education environments.


Accreditation Matters

Teacher Education Accreditation CouncilThe Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) has awarded Strayer University accreditation for seven years, the maximum allowed, of its Master of Education Program. TEAC is dedicated to improving academic degree and certificate programs for professional educators through the audit of evidence of student achievement.


Strayer University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. 267-284-5000), which is one of the six regional accrediting bodies in the United States. The Commission is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.