Adult and Lifelong Learning

The M.Ed. degree will prepare students for employment in programs that provide adult literacy and education, lifelong learning, community and nonprofit organizations, military education, postsecondary education, and continuing professional education. The program will focus on the development of students as emerging scholars and practitioners.

Students pursuing the M.Ed. degree may also pursue Adult Education licensure in order to serve as adult education instructors at state-approved adult education and literacy programs.

Graduates of the Adult and Lifelong Learning program will be able to:

  • Describe the educational needs of adult learners in a myriad of adult and lifelong learning environments.
  • Develop and implement procedures to assess learning needs for adult learners.
  • Create and design instructional programs aimed at meeting the needs of adult learners.
  • Demonstrate leadership and management skills applicable to the organization and administration of adult and lifelong learning programs.
  • Apply problem solving skills in order to research and evaluate the impact of adult and lifelong learning programs on participants.

For admissions instructions, please return to the Admission Process.