Online Master of Education — Adult Education

Develop the rudiments of assessment and classroom management as you prepare to teach adult learners in a variety of environments.

10/18/21 Next Application Due Date
11/1/21 Start Classes

Program Overview


Explore EWU’s 100 percent online M.Ed. – Adult Education program

$13,475* Total Tuition
As few as 12 months Duration
49 Credit Hours

Grow your teaching expertise to encompass the principles of andragogy—the teaching of adults—by earning your Master of Education – Adult Education online from Eastern Washington University. The curriculum for this flexible online M.Ed. program is grounded in evidence-based research, addressing useful strategies and techniques, as well as encouraging self-reflection among the tools to teach adults effectively.

Prepare for a broad range of roles working with adults in post-secondary educational settings, including community college vocational or GED programs, adult basic skills programs, in-service coordination in corporate and nonprofit settings, military training, and more. Taught by supportive faculty with experience in the field, this unique program includes an internship of 120 hours with a mentor in a project related to your professional interests. You will also submit a portfolio and complete a comprehensive exam in place of a traditional thesis or research report.

The Eastern Washington University School of Business is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

In this online program, you will learn to:

  • articulate a thorough understanding of strategies and techniques for teaching adults;
  • demonstrate knowledge of the structure, functions, and operational systems of a variety of post-secondary institutions;
  • augment repertoire of post-secondary teaching practices to enhance active learning;
  • establish a mental framework of the theories that support the strategies and techniques for teaching adults;
  • identify and explain the significance of the challenges and current issues of post-secondary teaching;
  • understand the characteristics of the adult learner.
  • articulate a thorough understanding of strategies and techniques for teaching adults;
  • demonstrate knowledge of the structure, functions, and operational systems of a variety of post-secondary institutions;
  • augment repertoire of post-secondary teaching practices to enhance active learning;
  • establish a mental framework of the theories that support the strategies and techniques for teaching adults;
  • identify and explain the significance of the challenges and current issues of post-secondary teaching;
  • understand the characteristics of the adult learner.

Potential roles for graduates include:

  • College Instructor or Adjunct Professor
  • Training Manager
  • Military Instructor
  • Training and Development Specialist
  • Corporate Trainer
  • GED or ESL Instructor
  • College Instructor or Adjunct Professor
  • Training Manager
  • Military Instructor
  • Training and Development Specialist
  • Corporate Trainer
  • GED or ESL Instructor

Also available online:

EWU offers a variety of graduate education degree programs in a convenient online format. Check out our Master of Education – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and Graduate Certificate – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) programs

$13,475* Total Tuition
As few as 12 months Duration
49 Credit Hours

The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences educator programs are approved by the Washington State Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB).

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Tuition


Earning your online M.Ed. degree may costs less than you think

The M.Ed. – Adult Education online degree program offers affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition rate to all students residing in and out of the state of Washington.

Tuition breakdown:

$275 Per Credit Hour
$13,475* Total Tuition

*Tuition and fees subject to change. Total program cost does not include foundation courses. If foundation courses are required, the cost will be added to the total program cost.

Tuition breakdown:

$275 Per Credit Hour
$13,475* Total Tuition

Calendar


Mark these important EWU dates on your calendar

The M.Ed. – Adult Education online program is designed to be flexible for working professionals, with six-week courses and seven start dates a year. View the full calendar to find the upcoming start date that’s best for you, along with corresponding deadlines for submitting documents, enrolling, and paying tuition.

Now enrolling:

10/18/21 Next Application Deadline
11/1/21 Start Classes
TermProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineLast Class Day
Fall I9/20/219/3/219/13/219/15/219/18/2110/31/21
Fall II11/1/2110/18/2110/25/2110/27/2110/30/2112/12/21
Winter I1/3/2212/16/2112/23/2112/28/211/1/222/13/22
Winter II2/14/221/31/222/7/222/9/222/12/223/27/22
Spring I4/4/223/21/223/28/223/30/224/2/225/15/22
Spring II5/16/225/2/225/9/225/11/225/14/226/26/22
Summer I7/11/226/24/227/1/227/6/227/9/228/21/22
Fall I9/19/229/2/229/12/229/14/229/17/2210/30/22
Fall II10/31/2210/17/2210/24/2210/26/2210/29/2212/11/22

Now enrolling:

10/18/21 Next Application Deadline
11/1/21 Start Classes

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Admissions


Find out the admission requirements you need to get start today

The admission process for the M.Ed. – Adult Education online is streamlined to help you get started sooner. A teaching certificate is not required for admission to this program.

Admission Requirements:

  • Official transcripts from all previous colleges/universities attended
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Cumulative 3.0 GPA

M.Ed. – Adult Education Online Admission Requirements

  • No teaching certificate required
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Overall cumulative GPA of 3.0 or cumulative GPA of 3.0 in the last 90 quarter or 60 semester-graded postsecondary credit hours**
  • Transcripts from all previous colleges/universities attended

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**We encourage you to apply if your GPA is lower than a 3.0 and you have at least 3 years of professional work experience. Applicants with GPAs below 3.0 are considered for admission on a case-by-case basis. Please contact an Enrollment Services representative at 800-826-3411 for more information.

This offering is available as an endorsement program for those teachers who hold or who have held an initial, residency, continuing or professional teaching certificate in the state of Washington. If you do not hold a teaching certificate in Washington or do not hold a teaching certificate at all, you are still encouraged to apply. Please note however that this will not lead to a teaching certificate in Washington. Additionally, this program may satisfy the requirements for states other than Washington. Please check with your applicable licensing board to determine whether this program satisfies requirements for licensure in the state in which you reside. For information on certification in the state of Washington, please contact Jill Stinson, Certification Officer, at [email protected]. For current contact information for applicable licensing boards, please refer to our State Authorization page or contact Dianne Selcho at [email protected].

Please note, however, that this will not lead to a teaching certificate in Washington. If you are looking for an initial teaching certificate, please visit the School of Education’s webpage.

Courses


Get ready to advance your knowledge with these online M.Ed. – Adult Education classes

In order to earn the M.Ed. – Adult Education online, you must complete 14 courses (49 credit hours), comprised of 16 credit hours of core courses and 33 credit hours of specialization courses (including an internship).

You must take the following courses.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
Issues such as federal aid, teachers' tenure, teachers' salaries, the political control of education, indoctrination versus education, religious and public education, school-district reorganization, the community-centered school and academic freedom.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
Four philosophies in education will be studied. The implications of each for school organization and classroom instruction will be examined. Participants will be invited to analyze their beliefs and how these beliefs form into a coherent philosophy of education.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
Required of all graduate students pursuing the master of education degree program unless an alternative research course is scheduled. It provides the background of research methods and techniques necessary for meeting the requirements of Education 600 or 601. The methods, tools, and strategies used in educational research, both quantitative and qualitative, will be explored. Continued level teacher certification research requirements may be met through this course.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
This course focuses on reforming and transforming the processes, perceptions and practices of learning and teaching by emphasizing diversity, social justice and equity. First, psychological principles underlying current educational culture will be analyzed. Second, reforming relationships, interactions and contexts for learning will be addressed through reflective practices, and third, rethinking and transforming connections, will be viewed through the lens of learners of diverse backgrounds.
You must take the following courses.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
Focuses on the role and purpose of adult and higher education through a study of educational issues. Students will develop a personal philosophy of adult and higher education. Special attention is given to the role of the two-year community college.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
A study of teaching-learning processes suitable for adult education, and analysis of the educational theories from which they derive.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
Supervised training in various teaching strategies for large group, small group and individualized instruction.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
Focuses on the role and purpose of adult and higher education through a study of educational issues. Students will develop a personal philosophy of adult and higher education. Special attention is given to the role of the two-year community college.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
An analysis of American democratic ideology in relation to major social problems such as race, social stratification, leisure, population movements, family life, and the involvement of the public schools.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
Focuses on curricular and instructional development of resource-based skills. From examining model K-12 programs for skills in such areas as information, critical television viewing, media production, and visual literacy, teachers will apply elements of instructional design and development to resource-based skills programs.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
Teaching under supervision at a two-year or four-year college, or other appropriate institution. Includes regular instructional responsibilities and additional planned experience.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
Continuation of Adult Education Internship I. Teaching under supervision at a two-year or four-year college, or other appropriate institution. Includes regular instructional responsibilities and additional planned experience.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
This course provides MEd candidates the opportunity to assemble a portfolio of work from graduate education courses that includes a reflective component. Candidates will provide evidence aligned with corresponding professional competencies. The course provides candidates the opportunity to prepare for the written comprehensive examination, which serves as the capstone experience in lieu of a thesis or research report.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The purpose of the comprehensive exam is to assess the knowledge and skills attained during the course of graduate study in the Master of Education program. The comprehensive exam requires students to integrate the principals, concepts, and research methodologies when employing academic language and using a formal writing style.

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