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Master's degree

Master of Arts in Education/Adult Education and Training

16 months

Approximate Program Length

34

Total Credits

$540

Cost per Credit

Online

Format

Start when you're ready

Register by: Jan 18, 2023

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.

  • 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

Download program and career details

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: 

  • Learning and development director
  • Training and development director
  • Training manager
11 %

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for training and development managers is projected to be faster than average between 2020 and 2030.

Career Services for Life®

Get career coaching, resumé building and interview prep, for life. While outside career advising can cost over $200 an hour, at University of Phoenix it’s built right into your degree at no added cost.

You don’t have to go it alone.

You’ll have a team of advisors invested in your success from day one — dedicated to helping you build your confidence and a personalized career plan you can stick with.

Tools and resources available 24/7/365

We're a university built for the busy. Build your resumé, prepare for an interview and plan your career — whenever it fits your life, day or night.

Networking & mentorship

Through virtual job fairs and networking with the alumni community, we've made it easy to tap into the experience and connections of your peers and colleagues at the University.

Tuition

Paying for school

Lock in the peace of mind that comes with fixed, affordable tuition. You’ll enjoy one flat rate from the moment you enroll until the day you graduate from your program. That’s your Tuition Guarantee.

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Student Experience

An education that fits your busy life

Balancing family, work and school

Work toward your degree without giving up what matters most. Start your degree year-round and take one class at a time.

Online learning

Enroll in online classes and attend class whenever it fits your life, day or night.

Around-the-clock support and resources

You have a support team available up to 20 hours a day, 5 days a week. And our academic counselors, who are with you every step of the way, have earned a 5-star rating from 90% of our surveyed students.

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.

Faculty Spotlight

From the very beginning, I always try to make students feel comfortable and connect with them.”

Donna Lange

Faculty of the Year 2020, College of Education

*While widely available, not all programs are available to residents of all states. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.

Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projections are not specific to University of Phoenix students or graduates.