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Master of Education – Adult Education Online

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

12/11/20 Next Application Due Date
12/28/20 Start Classes

Program Overview


$12,900 Total Tuition
As few as 12 months Program 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.

Professional Educator Standards Board

The EWU College of Arts, Letters & Education educator programs are approved by the State of Washington Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB).

Potential roles for graduates include:

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

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EWU offers a variety of graduate education degree programs in a convenient online format. Check out all our online M.Ed. programs.

Tuition


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.

$263 Per Credit Hour
$12,900 Total Tuition

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M.Ed. – Adult Education Online Program Tuition and Fees

Program Per Credit Hour Per 4-Credit Hour Course Per Program
Master of Education – Adult Education $263.26 $1,053.04 $12,900

Application Fee: $75

Adolph Muller, M.Ed.

"I have had a great experience with the online program."

– Adolph Muller

M.Ed. – Adult Education online student

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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.

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12/11/20 Next Application Deadline
12/28/20 Start Classes

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Session Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Tuition Deadline Last Class Day
Fall II 11/2/2020 10/19/2020 10/26/2020 10/28/2020 10/31/2020 12/13/2020
Winter I 12/28/2020 12/11/2020 12/18/2020 12/22/2020 12/26/2020 2/7/2021
Winter II 2/8/2021 1/25/2021 2/1/2021 2/3/2021 2/6/2021 3/21/2021
Spring I 3/29/2021 3/15/2021 3/22/2021 3/24/2021 3/27/2021 5/9/2021
Spring II 5/10/2021 4/26/2021 5/3/2021 5/5/2021 5/8/2021 6/20/2021
Summer 7/6/2021 6/21/2021 6/28/2021 6/30/2021 7/4/2021 8/15/2021

Ready to take the next step toward earning your degree online from Eastern Washington University?

Admissions


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.

Official transcripts from all previous colleges/universities attended
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
Cumulative 3.0 GPA in the last 90 quarter or 60 semester-graded undergraduate credits

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M.Ed. – Adult Education Online Admission Requirements

  • No teaching certificate required
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in the last 90 quarter or 60 semester-graded undergraduate credits
  • Transcripts from all previous colleges/universities attended

If you need to submit official documents by mail, send them to:

Graduate Studies
206 Showalter Hall
Cheney, WA 99004

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Courses


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).

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You must take the following courses.

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.

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

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. For students in the M.Ed. – Educational Leadership, Principal Certification program, EDUC 531 or 532 are department-approved substitutes for EDUC 505 in the M.Ed. common core.

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.

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, plus 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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