Master of Arts in Education/ Adult Education and Training

Master of Arts in Education/Adult Education and Training

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Approx. program length:

16 months



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Be part of someone’s success story

What if you could help an adult learner get from point A to point B in life? Learn how to motivate adults and help them reach their potential through a Master of Arts in Education degree with a concentration in Adult Education and Training. You can complete your coursework in as little as 16 months, and you’ll take just one course at a time so you can balance your education with work and life.

In this MAEd/AET program, you’ll learn to:

  • Help adults learn in self-directed and self-motivated ways
  • Understand culturally diverse populations
  • Incorporate technology into adult education and training programs

The Master of Arts in Education/Adult Education and Training is a graduate degree program intended for students interested in working with adult learners. 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.

Course length:

6 weeks

* Course lengths may vary.

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Requirements and prerequisites

You’ll need 34 credits to complete this program. These may be earned from a combination of required and elective courses. Required courses may vary based on previous experience, training or transferable credits.

Transfer credits

Earn your degree faster. Transfer eligible college credits or you can apply to have relevant experience evaluated for potential college credit. Contact an enrollment representative at 844.YES.UOPX for more information.

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.

Core courses

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Organizational Communication For Adult Education & Training com520
Foundations Of Adult Learning Theory aet500
Community-based Education aet508
Curriculum Theory And Instructional Design cur516
Multicultural Strategies For The Adult Learner cur518
Assessment Of Learning cur528
Facilitating Online Learning cur532
Marketing Adult Education aet552
Facilitating Change aet560
Social Media For Professional Learning aet562
Program Development In Adult Education aet570

Projected job growth:


According to Bureau of Labor Statistics

Job opportunities

Employment of training and development managers is projected to grow 8 percent from 2018 to 2028 An MAEd/AET degree can help prepare you to be a:

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

Networking opportunities

Access powerful networking tools through our PhoenixLinkTM career services platform. Take advantage of personal career coaching. Search and apply for jobs, or make your resumé visible to employers. And connect with employers and alumni through career fairs and mixers. It’s all about connections. And we help you make them.

Learning outcomes

Along with the knowledge and skills related to the University Learning Goals, students who graduate from the College of Education should gain program-specific knowledge, skills and abilities. Each college or school creates a set of Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs) to describe the knowledge, skills or attitudes students will possess upon completion of the program of study. By the time you complete your MAEd/AET, you should be able to perform these learning outcomes.

The goal of accreditation is to ensure that education provided by institutions of higher education meets acceptable levels of quality. Accreditation is your assurance the University meets quality standards.

Institutional accreditation

Regional accreditation is an institution-level accreditation status granted by one of six U.S. regional accrediting bodies. Accreditation by more than one regional accrediting body is not permitted by the U.S. Department of Education.

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

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What sets us apart?

When you choose our MAEd/AET program, you can:

Broaden your skills

The versatility of program content creates teaching opportunities to approach adult learning from multiple perspectives.

Learn on your schedule

Built for working adults, our online MAEd/AET degree can be completed in as little as 16 months. You’ll take just one course at a time, and most are only 6 weeks long so you can balance school with life.

Gain practical training

We created our curriculum with the School of Business to help our students build strong corporate training skills.

Take the next step

It’s time to use your passion for teaching to help adult learners reach their potential. You’ve got the will. And, by taking one course at a time toward an MAEd/AET degree, you’ve got the way.

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