College of Education
Adult Education and Training

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

    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: 48
    Tuition: $610 per credit
    Scholarships: Available
    Program begins: Fall, Winter, Spring
  • AEDT Information Sessions

    Adult Education and Training Networking Happy Hour


    Learn more about our AEDT program over drinks and appetizers with program faculty, current students and alumni.