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Master of Education Adult Education Online

Complete Coursework: as few as 12 months Credit Hours: 49 Tuition: $12,900
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Program Overview


Familiarize yourself with the principles of andragogy—the teaching of adults—in the Master of Education – Adult Education online program from Eastern Washington University.

Develop the rudiments of assessment and classroom management as they pertain to adult learners. The curriculum is grounded in evidence-based research, addressing useful strategies and techniques, and 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, the program includes an internship of 120 hours with a mentor in a project related to your professional interests. You must also submit a portfolio and complete a comprehensive exam in lieu of a traditional thesis or research report.

Courses

In order to earn the Master of Education – Adult Education online, you must complete 12 courses (49 credit hours), comprised of 25 credit hours of common core courses (including an internship) and 24 credit hours of specialization courses. All courses are six weeks in length.

To see the full list of M.Ed. – Adult Education online courses, view courses.

Admissions

As an applicant for the Master of Education – Adult Education online degree program, you must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and submit transcripts verifying a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 in the last 90 quarter or 60 semester-graded undergraduate credits.

To learn more about our M.Ed. – Adult Education online admission requirements, view admissions.

Tuition

As a student in the Master of Education – Adult Education online degree program, you can pay for each course as you enroll. There is a $75 non-refundable application fee. Tuition is the same for students living in Washington or outside the state.

To learn more about our M.Ed. – Adult Education online tuition, view tuition.

Calendar

With seven start dates each year, the Master of Education – Adult Education online degree program is convenient and accessible. Before beginning, you should consider application date deadlines, turn in all required documentation and fees, register for classes and pay tuition to begin on your desired start date.

To see the full calendar of upcoming start dates for our M.Ed. – Adult Education online, view calendar.

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Courses


The Master of Education – Adult Education online curriculum is comprised of 12 courses (49 credit hours), including 25 credit hours of common core courses and 24 credit hours of specialization courses.

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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.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: varies per program

Practical, on-the-job experience for specialized school personnel planned cooperatively by a school district and the university. Students are selected for this experience by the university and the district in which the student is working.

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 5

This course provides M.Ed. candidates the opportunity to assemble a portfolio of work from graduate courses in education that include a reflective component. Candidates will provide evidence aligned with corresponding program competencies. The course also 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.

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.

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Admissions


Let's get started! The admission process is the first step toward earning your online degree. Familiarize yourself with these requirements for the Master of Education – Adult Education online program, along with information on required documents.

M.Ed. – Adult Education Online 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

Have a question? Call us at 800-826-3411.

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Tuition


Tuition for the Master of Education – Adult Education online degree program is the same for in-state and out-of-state students. All fees are included, except for a $75 application fee.

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


The Master of Education – Adult Education program is delivered in an online format ideal for working professionals, conveniently featuring multiple start dates each year. Choose the start date that's best for you.

Session Program Start Date Application Deadline Registration Deadline Tuition Deadline Last Class Day
Fall I Sept. 17, 2018 Aug. 31, 2018 Sept. 12, 2018 Sept. 14, 2018 Oct. 26, 2018
Fall II Oct. 29, 2018 Oct. 15, 2018 Oct. 24, 2018 Oct. 26, 2018 Dec. 7, 2018
Winter I Jan. 4, 2019 Dec. 19, 2018 Dec. 31, 2018 Jan. 3, 2019 Feb. 14, 2019
Winter II Feb. 15, 2019 Feb. 1, 2019 Feb. 12, 2019 Feb. 14, 2019 March 28, 2019
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