Degree Requirements

Students may choose to complete a Master of Education degree or a Master of Arts degree. Regardless of the degree option, students choose a specialization in Adult Basic Education, Human Resource Development, or Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.

**Contact Senior Administrative Assistant Genet Yadetta (yadettag@seattleu.edu) before submitting application for Adult Basic Skills and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages specializations.

The essential requirements for degree completion include the following:

RequirementsMaster of Arts (MA)Master of Education (MEd)
Total Credits 45 45
Graduate Project Required N/A
Internship Optional Optional
Comprehensive Exam Required Required
Grade Point Average 3.0 3.0
Total Number of Courses 14 plus graduate project 15

Master of Education (45 Credits)

Part I: College of Education Core (9 credits required)

  • EDUC 5000: Introduction to Educational Research*
  • EDUC 5130: Adult Learning*
  • EDUC 5200: Social Justice in Professional Practice

Part II: Adult Education and Training Core (15 credits required) 

  • AEDT 5100: Course Design for Adult Learners
  • AEDT 5160: Instructional Design: UDL & Technology
  • AEDT 5620: Foundations of Adult Education
  • AEDT 5630: Instructional Methods for Adult Learners
  • AEDT 5770: Evaluation in Programs for Adult Learners

Part III: Adult Education and Training Electives (12 credits minimum) 

  • AEDT 5640: Issues in Basic Skills for Adults
  • AEDT 5650: Philosophy and Methods of Skill Training
  • AEDT 5670: Internship in Adult Setting (1-3 credits)
  • AEDT 5690: Teaching Methods in Basic Skills for Adults
  • AEDT 5730: Human Resources: Training, Education, and Development
  • AEDT 5740: Continuing Education for the Professional
  • AEDT 5800: Instructional Leadership
  • SDAD 5590: The American Community College
  • TESOL 5230, 5330, 5340, 5310, 5320, 5220: Teaching English as a Second Language (3-12 credits)

Part IV: Additional Electives (3 to 9 credits allowed, selected with Adviser) 

  • COUN 5100: Fundamental Counseling Skills
  • COUN 5110: Counseling Theories
  • COUN 5120: Lifespan Career Development
  • EDUC 5300: Philosophy of Education
  • LITC 5260: Literacy in the Content Fields
  • TSOL 5330: Second Language Acquisition: Theories and Issues
  • TSOL 5310: Linguistics for Language Teachers I
  • TSOL 5320: Linguistics for Language Teachers II

Master of Arts in Education (45 Credits)

Part I: College of Education Core (9 credits required) 

  • EDUC 5000 Introduction to Educational Research*
  • EDUC 5130: Adult Learning*
  • EDUC 5200: Social Justice in Professional Practice

Part II: Adult Education and Training Core (15 credits required) 

  • AEDT 5100: Course Design for Adult Learners
  • AEDT 5160: Instructional Design: UDL & Technology
  • AEDT 5620: Foundations of Adult Education
  • AEDT 5630: Instructional Methods for Adult Learners
  • AEDT 5770: Evaluation in Programs for Adult Learners

Part III: Adult Education and Training Electives (12 credits) 

  • AEDT 5640: Issues in Basic Skills for Adults
  • AEDT 5650: Philosophy and Methods of Skill Training
  • AEDT 5670: Internship in Adult Setting (1-3 credits)
  • AEDT 5690: Teaching Methods in Basic Skills for Adults
  • AEDT 5730: Human Resources: Training, Education, and Development
  • AEDT 5740: Continuing Education for the Professional
  • AEDT 5800: Instructional Leadership
  • SDAD 5590: The American Community College
  • TESOL 5230, 5330, 5340, 5310, 5320, 5220: Teaching English as a Second Language (3-12 credits)

Part IV: Additional Electives (6 credits) 

  • COUN 5100: Fundamental Counseling Skills
  • COUN 5110: Counseling Theories
  • COUN 5120: Lifespan Career Development
  • EDUC 5300: Philosophy of Education
  • LITC 5260: Literacy in the Content Fields
  • TSOL 5330: Second Language Acquisition: Theories and Issues
  • TSOL 5310: Linguistics for Language Teachers I
  • TSOL 5320: Linguistics for Language Teachers II
  • AEDT 5990: Graduate Project (3 credits)

* Courses MUST be taken in first 15 credit hours.