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College of Education

Adult Education and Training (MAED, MED) - Online

Our online master’s degree teaches you to be a more effective adult trainer and educator

Adult Education and Training’s online master’s degree is the perfect choice for professionals who want to turn subject matter expertise into a fulfilling career as an educator, coach, consultant, or trainer.

What you'll learn

Our core curriculum gives you a foundation in instructional design, pedagogy, adult learning theories and program evaluation. You’ll learn how to develop high performing learners and improve workplace performance in any environment.

Our curriculum 

Whether you are interested in training in the workplace or educating adults in higher education, our flexible online curriculum lets you focus on your career interests:

  • Human resource development 
  • Adult basic skills
  • TESOL (available only on campus)

Tailored to fit your lifestyle


 With our online program, you can choose where you connect. A non-cohort program means you determine how many credits to take. You’ll be able to build relationships with fellow educators and trainers through networking opportunities.

Where our graduates work

Our master’s degree in adult education and training will prepare you to work in:

  • Corporate training 
  • Health education 
  • Community colleges 
  • Adult basic education  
  • English language learning programs/TESOL 
  • Consulting  
  • Military training 
  • Coaching 
  • Online education 
  • Continuing education 
  • Professional development 
  • Governmental agencies 
  • Nonprofit organizations 

Learn More

Community of Inquiry – Cognitive Presence | Supporting Discourses through Practical Inquiry from CDLI at Seattle U on Vimeo.

In the above video, Kevin Roessger, Assistant Professor in the Adult Education & Training (AEDT) program, discusses his interpretation of the Practical Inquiry Model and its role in their digital and face-to-face classrooms.

Certificate Programs

Post-Master's Certificate in Community College Teaching

The post-master's Certificate in Community College Teaching prepares individuals who already have a master's degree and want to teach in a subject area offered by community colleges.


At a Glance


Time to complete:  2 years @ 2 classes per quarter (includes summers)
Classes offered:  Online
Credits needed:  45
Tuition: $610 per credit
Scholarships: Available

Program begins: Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring

Upcoming Information Sessions

Graduate Admissions Spring Open House

  • Tuesday, April 4, 2017
  • 4:30 to 6:30pm
  • Student Center, First Floor
  • RSVP (preferred, but not required)

Adult Education & Training Program ONLINE Information Session

  • Tuesday, April 18, 2017
  • 6:00 to 7:00pm PST
  • RSVP (session link provided upon registration)