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Master's degree

Master of Arts in Education/Adult Education and Training

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16 months

Approximate Program Length

34

Total Credits

$540

Cost per Credit

Online

Format

Start when you're ready

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Register by: Feb 17, 2021

Learn how to motivate adults and help them reach their potential when you earn a Master of Arts in Education/Adult Education and Training. In approximately 16 months, you can earn this graduate degree to pursue your interest in working with adult learners.

You'll learn how to:

  • Help adults learn in self-directed and self-motivated ways

  • Understand culturally diverse populations

  • Incorporate technology into adult education and training programs

  • Serve adult students, colleagues, industries and communities as an expert educator and trainer

Courses

1

Course at a time

6 to 8

Weeks per course

9

Courses per year

COE Central

College of Education students will find many helpful resources on COE Central. Program handbooks provide a wealth of information on topics such as professional expectations, clinical experiences, clinical practice, internships, edTPA and much more. Milestone roadmaps, technology and multimedia resources, and various toolkits are also available.

Schedule

Your academic counselor will help you schedule your classes for the Master of Arts in Education/Adult Education and Training.

What you'll learn

When you earn your online Master of Arts in Education/Adult Education and Training, you’ll be equipped with a concrete set of skills you can apply on the job. 

Topics covered in this degree include:

  • Evaluate effective professional practice
  • Apply professional ethics to their leadership practices
  • Evaluate community factors to address the needs of diverse populations
  • Evaluate research and synthesize information from multiple sources
  • Identify types of lifelong learning programs
  • Explain the role of marketing in training and adult education
  • Describe the characteristics of formal and informal adult education and training settings
  • Analyze the purposes of adult education and training
  • Develop the knowledge and skills required for effectively engaging adult learners in distance learning experiences 

Program Purpose Statement

The Master of Arts in Education/Adult Education and Training is a graduate degree program intended for students interested in working with adult learners in an educational or training environment. The MAEd/AET does not prepare students for any type of professional certification or state licensure as a teacher. The program is only intended as an advanced degree.

Careers & Outcomes

What can you do with a Master of Arts in Education/Adult Education and Training?

A MAEd/AET can prepare you to be a: 

  • Coordinator of online programs
  • Director of distance learning
  • Distance learning coordinator
  • Online facilitator
8 %

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for distance learning coordinators is projected to be faster than average between 2018 and 2028.

Tuition

Paying for school

locked-in tuition

$540

Cost per credit

Keep the same fixed, affordable tuition from start to finish of your degree program, even if it takes longer than you planned. That’s our promise: no matter what surprises life brings, you can count on us.

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NEED SOME HELP?

Our enrollment representatives can help answer your questions, so you can make an informed choice about going back to school. Reach us by phone at (844) 937-8679 or chat with us 5 days a week.

Accreditation & Faculty

Count on the quality of your education

Institutional accreditation

University of Phoenix is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), hlcommission.org. Since 1978, University of Phoenix has been continually accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and its predecessor.

Faculty Spotlight

As a faculty member, I'm on your team. I'm your coach and your cheerleader."

Doris Savron

Vice Provost of Colleges, University of Phoenix

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