Our Adult Education and Training degree program gives you the tools you need to enhance adult learning.
You’ll focus on methods and techniques for engaging adult learners in a corporate training or community college setting, or any other academic or recreational instructional environment.
The course work emphasizes adult learning theory, the needs of diverse learners, critical issues and trends in adult education and training, instructional design and strategies, the use of technologies as well as assessment and learning. You’ll also focus on coaching and mentoring, e-learning and instructional web design technologies.
As the pace of change accelerates, adults must engage in continuous learning. The Master’s Degree in Adult Education and Training blends theory and practice to prepare ethical and reflective practitioners to work with adult learners in education, business, and nonprofit settings. Graduates teach remedial reading and language to adults in the classroom, design and direct corporate training, and consult with diverse adult audiences.
Adult learners bring to class their own personal and professional experiences. They learn best through discussion, collaboration and practical application.
Our Master of Arts in Education with a concentration in Adult Education and Training (MAEd/AET) degree program can help you develop the skills and expertise essential to working with adult learners in a corporate training, professional development, community college, non-profit or human services setting. The curriculum encompasses instruction in andragogical theory, the needs of adult learners, critical issues in adult learning, Program Overviews 18 instructional design and strategies, assessment and the growing use of technology for successful learning in the 21st century.
The MAED/AET degree program is a 35-credit program of study designed for individuals who wish to develop the skills to work with students in areas such as corporate training, community college instruction, non-profit and community based organizations, human services agencies or professional development. The program encompasses knowledge of andragogical theory, the needs of diverse learners, critical issues and trends in adult education and training, instructional design and strategies, the use of technologies, and assessment. It also provides courses that address coaching and mentoring, e-learning and e-learning web design technologies.
With your Master’s in Adult Education from Capella, you’ll be prepared to advance the practice of learning and teaching within the field of adult education by applying principles and theories to instruction, program development, and enhancement of learning. You will also apply reflective strategies that lead to improved personal and professional practice and influence the vision and direction of adult education.
Common jobs with an online Master’s in Adult Education include program director, education specialist, continuing education coordinator, grant writer, adjunct or part-time instructor of education courses. Potential workplaces include: adult education program, community college , continuing education program, corporation, land-based or online college or university, military education, nonprofit organization or vocational school.
The Master of Arts in Education/Adult Education and Training degree program prepares students with the skills needed to work with adult learners. Coursework focuses on adult learning theory, the needs of diverse learners, critical issues and trends in adult education and training, instructional design and strategies, the use of technologies, and assessment and learning.
This program is not designed to meet teacher certification standards and does not lead to certification.
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