Through the Strayer online Master of Adult Education degree, you’ll acquire a thorough understanding of adult-learning theory and the impact of adult education on people, organizations, and society. In this hands-on program, you’ll:

  • 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

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.


Summer Classes Start:

July 6

Courses to Complete:


Cost Per Course:




  • EDU 522 - Theory and Practice of e-Learning

    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.

  • EDU 528 - Methods of Teaching in Adult Education

    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.

  • EDU 529 - Assessing Adult Learners

    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.


  • EDU 500 - Adult Learning Theory

    Review, analyze and evaluate contemporary educational theory and practice in relation to the teaching and learning process. View different philosophical perspectives on human development, motivational theory and learning theory, including effects on the educational enterprise as these perspectives are applied to varied learning situations.

  • EDU 508 - Educational Research Methods

    Discuss aspects of educational research including study purpose, research design, methods of analysis and formal scholarly writing. Focus on decision making and policy formation in educational and related settings. Examine qualitative and quantitative research paradigms as you evaluate and interpret measures deriving from both methodological approaches. Demonstrate proficiency in writing and knowledge of educational research methods.

  • BUS 520 - Leadership and Organizational Behavior

    Analyzes the interaction of individual, group, and organizational dynamics that influence human behavior in organizations and determines appropriate management approaches to foster a productive work environment. Examines a variety of theories, models and strategies used to understand motivation and individual behavior, decision making, the dynamics of groups, work teams, communication, leadership, power and politics, conflict resolution, work design, organizational structure and culture and managing change. Provides a conceptual base for managers to interpret, assess and influence human behavior in an organization.

  • EDU 525 - Perspectives of Adult Education

    Examines adult education from historical perspectives, including social, economic, regulatory, and technological developments that have shaped adult education. Students examine distance education, online education, and other modes of adult education.

  • EDU 526 - Diversity in Adult Education

    Explore practical and theoretical approaches to understand and appreciate diversity. Learn how to create inclusive learning environments for adults in educational and non-educational settings. Learn ways to incorporate cultural diversity and diversity of ideas into instructional content.

  • EDU 535 - Organizational Training and Development

    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.

  • EDU 550 - Adult Learning: Curriculum, Design and Development

    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.

  • EDU 565 - Training Strategies and Assessment

    Examine additional, more complex topics in corporate and partnership taxation. Discuss topics such as estate and gift taxes, fiduciary accounting, tax-exempt entities, and qualified and non-qualified plans. Ethics, research and tax planning are an integral part of the course.

  • EDU 598 - Education Practicum

    Whether you are an educator, trainer, or instructional technologist, professional environments will benefit from your completing this education practicum. This course provides students an opportunity to gain practical experience in a supervised professional setting by applying knowledge, skills, and attitudes learned throughout their program. Students learn to contribute to individual and team environments within professional settings and reflect on opportunities for self-development. Practical experience is documented in portfolio- type materials that students can use for career development. A grade of a B or higher is required. 

  • EDU 599 - Education Capstone

    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.


Education is widely accepted as one of the biggest predictors of success. Unfortunately, millions of adults across the United States did not have the opportunity to get the traditional education they need to achieve their goals. They need outstanding educators to help reinvigorate their prospects for the future.

That’s where you come in.

Preparing curricula, developing classroom strategies and analyzing results for adult education scenarios require specific tools and insights that you will develop during your master’s in adult education studies with Strayer.

When you concentrate on adult education and development in Strayer’s online Master of Education program, you’ll enjoy a challenging and engaging program with our expert faculty on your own flexible schedule. You’ll also learn to develop and sharpen the skills you need to help nontraditional students thrive.

Our Master of Education in adult education and development can earn you a richer and fuller career while creating ripples that improve the prospects of countless others in your community. Learn more now.



Each online Master of Education concentration can provide you with skills you’ll be able to apply immediately. You may want to explore these other Master of Education concentrations.

Master of Education


Article Text
Charlotte Award Winners
Article Text
5 Online Degrees That Set Strayer University Apart


U.S. Military Affiliation

Do you have transfer credits?

You consent to receive autodialed marketing calls or text messages from Strayer University and partner school, Capella University, at the phone number you provided. Consent is not required to purchase goods or services. You can always call us at 1.866.314.3547.


Submitting your information,
this may take a few seconds...