Online Master of Education Adult Education and Development
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Help others achieve success through education
People need outstanding educators to help reinvigorate their prospects for the future. That's where you come in. Our Master of Education in Adult Education and Development can help you push your potential in the field while creating ripples that improve the prospects of others in your community.
*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 certification 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.
Fall classes start on October 6
Program at a glance
11-week courses in the program
Cost per course
Earn your degree online with Strayer
Help students find their spark
With a Master of Education degree in Adult Education and Development, you’ll enjoy a challenging and engaging program with our expert faculty, on your own schedule. The program will also cover the skills you need to help nontraditional students thrive.
Build your skills
- 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 education and development programs.
- Build familiarity with online teaching systems and understand how to leverage them to facilitate adult education.
- Gain an appreciation for cultural and ethnic diversity in adult education environments.
Build your ePortfolio
Students will create journals about their work, including artifacts from coursework or work, to showcase their new competencies.
1:1 attention you deserve
Our professors promise you a human, personalized learning experience that keeps you connected, engaged and moving forward.
The high-quality higher education you deserve
Affording your degree
At Strayer, you’ll find plenty of ways to make your tuition affordable, so you can worry less about your budget and get down to business.
cost per course
degree conferral (one-time only)
technology fee (one per term)
Ways to reduce your cost
Transfer up to 4 classes toward your master's degree.
Save up to 25% off the cost of select master’s degrees. Eligibility rules apply.
A career choice that can change lives
Your coursework will help you build skills to prepare curricula, develop classroom strategies and analyze results for adult education scenarios. View all courses.
Focus on the design, development and implementation of e-learning. Topics include learning platforms for educational and corporate environments, online learning communities, content design for online delivery and preparation of learners for online learning. Discover how to use e-learning as a teaching tool in a traditional classroom or training environment.
Examine theories and methods of teaching, learning and motivation for adult learners in education and in the workplace. Analyze teaching and learning models, apply learning and motivation theories to instruction, develop learning solutions for adults, use specific analysis tools, and discuss various issues that will influence adult learning in the future.
Examine current theory and practice in assessment. Prepare to evaluate leading assessment trends, models, methods and tools used in workplace and educational settings. Analyze essential variables that influence adult learning, evaluate the costs and benefits of assessment programs and develop formative and summative assessment plans that include authentic assessment techniques.
Provides students with the tools to plan, design and implement curricula in educational settings. Approaches to, and models of, curriculum and program design will be explored, with a specific emphasis on developing curricula for adult learners. The internal and external influences on curriculum and program development will be evaluated.
Examines the elements of training and development in organizational and educational environments. Students learn how to incorporate adult learning theory into training and developmental programs. Topics include planning, facilitating, and assessing training and development of adults.
Prerequisite: To be taken last or next to last; a grade of 'B' or higher is required.
Apply the rationale for and methods of developing a professional portfolio. Create a portfolio that includes a comprehensive collection of work and artifacts to demonstrate analysis, synthesis and evaluation of theoretical and practical knowledge gained in prior program courses. Demonstrate competency of your specific concentration area as well as of program outcomes. A supervising faculty member will evaluate your capstone project. A grade of B or higher is required.
Master’s admission requirements
Before you can pursue your master’s degree, you’ll need to enroll at Strayer. Here’s what you’ll need to get started for admission to the university.
Learn more about the admission process at Strayer.
Students applying to Washington, D.C., or New Jersey campuses must provide proof of proper immunization.
Transferring to Strayer from another university?
Some or all of the credits you’ve earned may be transferable.
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