Master of Science Adult Education & Training
Discover how global economic, social, and political issues influence adult education and training in the 21st century and acquire the skills needed to address the educational needs of a rapidly changing society. In this program, students will learn to:
- Plan, implement, and evaluate sustainable education and training programs.
- Learn face-to-face and virtual facilitation techniques for corporate, community and educational classrooms.
- Gain expert knowledge in foundational and emerging perspectives on adult learning.
|Total Degree Requirements
||39 credit hours
|Foundational Course Requirements
||9 credit hours
|Core Course Requirements
||15 credit hours
|Area of Emphasis Electives
||9 credit hours
|Degree Completion Requirements*
||6 credit hours
*After completing ADET697 – Research methods and Inquiry II, students may choose from a capstone project or graduate thesis to complete their degree requirements.
This program aligns with standards set forth by the Commission of Professors of Adult Education (CPAE) and is offered completely online.
Students may choose from three areas of emphasis in addition to a general emphasis:
- Nonprofit Management
- Human Resources Development
- Higher Education Instruction
- General – for students who are interested in transferring credits toward their degree
Graduates of this program will be well qualified for post-secondary, corporate, nonprofit, community, and government education and training positions. Specific job titles include:
- Instructional Coordinator
- Career and Technical Education Faculty (community college)
- Training & Development Manager
- Director of Religious Education
- Distance Learning Coordinators
Printable Fact Sheet: To download a printable fact sheet with details about required classes, admissions requirements, and start dates, please visit our fact sheet library. Please note: The best source for the most current information is an admissions counselor.
Foundational Courses (9 credit hours)
||Survey of Adult Education and Training
||Theory of Adult Education and Training
||Research Methods and Inquiry I
|Core Course Requirements (15 credit hours)
||Training and Development for a Global Workforce
||Program Planning for Sustainable Learning
||Facilitating Learning in the 21st Century
||The Adult Educator as Change Agent
||Adult Education Leadership
Area of Emphasis Electives (9 credit hours)
Choose one area of emphasis from the following:
-Higher Education Instruction
-Human Resources Development
-General (for students interested in transferring credits toward their degree)
|Higher Education Instruction Emphasis Courses
||Facilitating Learning in Higher Education
||Contemporary Curriculum Design
||Leadership in Higher Education
|Nonprofit Leadership Emphasis Courses
||History/Theory/Future of Nonprofits
||Social Justice and the Nonprofit Sector
||Human Resource Leadership in NPO’s
|Human Resources Development Emphasis Courses
||The Leadership Management Challenge
||Strategic Human Resource Management
||Attracting and Retaining Workforce Talent
|General Emphasis Courses
|| Complete three electives
|Degree Completion Requirements (6 credit hours)*
|| Research Methods and Inquiry II
||Applied Research Project *
*After completing ADET697, students may choose from an applied research project or graduate thesis to complete their degree requirements.
|TOTAL DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 39 credit hours
Please note that recent course requirement updates may not be reflected in the list above and you should contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for recent changes and updates.
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How to Apply
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MATERIALS NEEDED FOR APPLICATION AND ADMISSION
Applicants seeking a master's degree from the College for Professional Studies must possess a baccalaureate degree from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university.
- Application: Completed graduate application form
- Application fee: $75.00 non-refundable application fee (waived for Regis University graduates)
- Submit official degree-bearing transcript from a U.S. regionally accredited institution. Download the transcript request form.
- Minimum overall GPA of 2.75 on degree-bearing transcript with option of supplying additional course work transcripts
- Admissions essay
- Current resume (optional)
- Additional admission requirements apply to international students who are non-U.S. citizens
- Please remember: Applications that are incomplete and/or missing information will NOT be processed
After your file is complete, the Admissions Committee will review all documents in your application file. The Admissions Committee will contact you regarding the status of your acceptance
||January 5, 2015
||December 22, 2014
||August 24, 2015
||August 10, 2015
*Your application file including all requirements, documents and fees, must be completed by the application deadline.
2014-2015 Academic Year Tuition: Effective Fall 2014 - August 25, 2014
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Please note: Additional fees may apply. Please contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for information.