Masters Programs in Adult Education

Compare 7 Masters Programs in Adult Education

Students who wish to pursue their studies after receiving a bachelor’s degree may enroll in a master’s program. A master’s program aims to provide high-level instruction from experts and scholars to the student, resulting in mastery of a field of study.

What is a Master in Adult Education? This program typically covers the large field of educating adults at all levels. Class work, seminars, lectures, research and fieldwork may be utilized to increase a student’s knowledge of learning institutions and the different abilities of adult students. Specializations within this master’s degree may include literacy, community development, and industrial training and development. Assessment of learning environments and institutions with the goal of improving them is often a component of this program.

Among the most valuable benefits of this program is the development of critical thinking skills in all areas of life. In the professional realm, graduates often gain interpersonal skills, and they may develop the knowledge to create operative curriculums, both of which provide opportunities for more job opportunities and higher salaries.

The cost of this program depends upon a variety of factors: where the program is located, if it is an online or a brick-and-mortar institution, and how much financial aid is available. Students should compare and contrast the pros and cons of all options.

Graduates of a Master in Adult Education are often in demand across the spectrum of education careers. Positions in education as teachers, administrators and managers are usually needed in nearly every country in the world. There is also the opportunity to work as a lecturer or teacher for businesses, where the ability to impart critical information to employees is important. The field of tutoring adults in all fields of learning is also a rich area for graduates.

A Master in Adult Education is a popular field and may be offered through many universities. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Master in Adult Education

Adekunle Ajasin University
Campus Full time Part time March 2019 Nigeria Nigeria Online

Master in Adult Education with the following specializations: Industrial Education and Training; Community Development; Social welfare; Literacy Training and Development. [+]

FACULTY OF EDUCATION

DEPARTMENT OF ADULT EDUCATION (FULL-TIME & SANDWICH)

Master in Adult Education with the following specializations:

Industrial Education and Training Community Development Social welfare Literacy Training and Development Admission Requirements

For admission into the Master’s Degree programs, candidates must have a First Degree of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, or any other University recognized by the Senate of the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, in relevant disciplines with a minimum of Second Class Lower Division.

For admission into the Ph.D. program, candidates must possess a Master’s Degree in any of the areas of specializations with a minimum Cumulative Grade of 60% or above.... [-]


Master of Education in Adult Education

Park University
Online Campus September 2019 USA Kansas City Parkville

This program embodies a progressive and coherent prospectus in the following fundamental areas: The theoretical and philosophical foundations of adult education. [+]

Master of Education in Adult Education

This program embodies a progressive and coherent prospectus in the following fundamental areas:

The theoretical and philosophical foundations of adult education The underlying implications, characteristics, and broad scope of adult education Critical thinking toward social change in adult education The leadership and facilitation needed for adult learning and development Adult education research

Program Goals/Learning Outcomes

Learners completing the MED in Adult Education will:

Describe the foundations of adult education history, philosophies, learning theories, and critical thinking toward social change Explore how adults develop and examine the impact of the aging process on learning Develop programs and design courses using various facilitation methods for adults in education and training environments Apply adult education and training concepts to meet workforce education needs Explore adult education theory, concepts, and philosophies from a global perspective Recognize current adult education literature, interpret research, and conduct a final project Recognize personal leadership style in the management of adult education programs through an analysis of ethical and policy related issues Identify adult education as a professional field of study. ... [-]

Master in continuing education and lifelong learning

Open University Of Cyprus
Online Full time Part time 2 years September 2019 Cyprus Cyprus Online + 1 more

The Postgraduate Program of Studies focuses on the area of ​​Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning and discusses two main pillars: a) General Adult Education b) Vocational Education and Training. [+]

The Postgraduate Program of Studies focuses on the area of ​​Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning and discusses two main pillars: (A) General Adult Education; (b) Vocational Education and Training.

The aim of the Program is to provide trainees with the cognitive (theoretical and practical) and metacognitive (methodological, epistemological) skills that will enable them to understand in depth - in a dialectical function - General Adult Education and Vocational Education and Training, Within the overall area of ​​Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning, with the ultimate goal of moving from understanding to the stages of analysis, synthesis, implementation and evaluation of new knowledge.... [-]


Master in Adult Education for Social Change

Open University Of Cyprus
Online Full time 2 years September 2019 Cyprus Cyprus Online

This International Master is a joint degree delivered and awarded by four universities: the University of Glasgow (UK), the University of Malta, the Open University of Cyprus and Tallinn University (Estonia). [+]

This International Master is a joint degree delivered and awarded by four universities: the University of Glasgow (UK), the University of Malta, the Open University of Cyprus and Tallinn University (Estonia).

Objectives of the Programme A distinctive feature of this programme is the connection between theory and practice, gained through focused placements and mobility periods between the partner universities. It draws together the recognized strengths of the consortium partners into a relevant, joint degree that engages with and responds to such issues as social inequality, migration and intercultural cooperation. The programme aims to deliver a curriculum that enables people to work with adults effectively and competently in changing socially diverse contexts. You will receive a theoretical grounding in adult education, as well as intercultural and practical skills development through teaching placements, focused seminars and online courses. Structure of the Programme ... [-]

Master of Education in Education of Adult Educators and Vocational Education and Training Trainers - Distance Learning

University of Nicosia
Online Full time Part time 3 semesters September 2019 Cyprus Nicosia + 1 more

The purpose of the programme is to equip students with specialized knowledge in the field of adult education and vocational education and training through (a) the attendance of relevant modules, (b) the study of relevant literature and (c) the possibility of doing practical training. Moreover, the programme aims at cultivating research skills through (a) the attendance of specialized courses in quantitative and qualitative research and (b) either the undertaking of small-scale research projects in the framework of various modules and/or the authoring of a postgraduate research thesis. [+]

Joint Degree with the University of Peloponnese

Duration (years): 1.5 Years (3 Semesters) Qualification Awarded: Master of Education in Education of Adult Educators and Vocational Education and Training Trainers Level of Qualification: Master Degree (2nd Cycle) Language of Instruction: Greek Mode of Study: Distance Learning Minimum ECTS Credits: 90 Profile of the Programme

The purpose of the programme is to equip students with specialized knowledge in the field of adult education and vocational education and training through (a) the attendance of relevant modules, (b) the study of relevant literature and (c) the possibility of doing practical training. Moreover, the programme aims at cultivating research skills through (a) the attendance of specialized courses in quantitative and qualitative research and (b) either the undertaking of small-scale research projects in the framework of various modules and/or the authoring of a postgraduate research thesis.... [-]


Master in Adult Education and Human Resource Development

James Madison University
Online Campus Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 2 years Open Enrollment USA Harrisonburg + 3 more

Blending adult learning theory, instructional technology, and talent development, the Adult Education and Human Resource Development (AHRD) master’s program creates an engaging and innovative learning environment for students who want to help employees perform at their best. [+]

Blending adult learning theory, instructional technology, and talent development, the Adult Education and Human Resource Development (AHRD) master’s program creates an engaging and innovative learning environment for students who want to help employees perform at their best. Students in the AHRD program learn to identify workplace performance gaps and develop learning solutions using industry best practices so that employees can succeed and grow. Our students develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to be leaders and contribute to high-quality, sustainable organizations. Our core program curriculum is aligned with industry standards, while also allowing students to focus their studies on topics most relevant to their career goals and interests.... [-]


Master's in Educational Sciences

University of Latvia
Campus Full time Part time 1.2 - 2.5 years September 2019 Latvia Riga + 1 more

Master degree program in Education Sciences offers students possibilities to widen and deepen knowledge in philosophy of education, sociology, psychology, comparative research, research methodology, adult education, multicultural education, in human behavior and education. [+]

Masters in Adult Education.

Master degree program in Education Sciences offers students possibilities to widen and deepen knowledge in philosophy of education, sociology, psychology, comparative research, research methodology, adult education, multicultural education, in human behavior and education.

The program is based on student-centered approach, which focuses on students’ learning process, development of their responsibility for results in learning and research. It gives students the possibility to develop individual skills to carry out research, to summarize, to analyze, to evaluate research results as well as to present them during the defense of Master Thesis. During studies students obtain skills to work with information, to analyze and evaluate it, to form a personal view and to express it.... [-]