Degree Options

The Adult Education and Training program offers two degree options: the Master of Arts degree and the Master of Education degree. Both require 45 credits. 

The MA requires completion of the AEDT 5990 graduate project. The project is a problem-based scholarly product focusing on an area of student interest. The MEd option allows a student to take an elective course in lieu of AEDT 5990. 

Generally, students choose their degree option after completing 15 credit hours in the program.

Students must work closely with their adviser in scheduling courses. Some courses have prerequisites. The quarterly Schedule of Classes lists official schedules and prerequisites. All courses are three academic credits, except those offered for variable credit (AEDT 5670 and AEDT 5960).

Degree Specializations

Adult Basic Education

Prepares individuals to work in community colleges or social service agencies helping adults improve basic skills in reading, writing, and math.

Human Resources Development

Designed for those who wish to administer or instruct in employer-sponsored training programs.

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

(available only on campus)

Prepares individuals to work with adult learners who wish to improve their ability to speak English.