Program Update - Applications Suspended

Adult Education and Training is currently not accepting applications.

As the pace of change accelerates, adults must engage in continuous learning. Adult Education and Training graduates lead that process.

Our master's degree program blends theory and practice to prepare ethical and reflective practitioners to work with adult learners in education, business, and nonprofit settings. Graduates teach remedial reading and language to adults in the classroom, design and direct corporate training, and consult with diverse adult audiences.

Program Features

Designed with the working professional in mind, our program features:

  • Classes online
  • A range of electives to allow customization in areas of interest
  • Ability to start any quarter with the benefit of a cohort for core requirements
  • Options to enroll part-time or full-time
  • Internships that open the door to a professional network
  • Small class sizes and a dedicated faculty advisor
  • A focus on the application of theories to practice
  • An ongoing exploration of social justice and ethical dilemmas

Who Should Apply?

Our students come from a variety of businesses, nonprofit organizations, governmental agencies and higher education with the goal of advancing their careers, becoming more effective teachers or trainers, or learning how to share their skills or knowledge with other adults.

Our alumni work in the following fields:

  • Corporate training
  • Adult basic education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Human resource development
  • Adult literacy
  • Educational outreach
  • Continuing education and distance learning
  • English programs outside the U.S.
  • Technical training
  • Health care
  • Workplace learning


Seattle U has a one of a kind program within the Seattle area for Adult Education and Training, this, coupled with a flexible online learning environment, made it the ideal program for me.

Shelbe Kukowski (Current Student)