Seattle University’s College of Education offers an online master’s program in Adult Education and Training (AEDT) designed for you, the working professional seeking to leverage your current knowledge and expertise into a fulfilling, or expanded, career path. Our online program is tailored to fit your lifestyle and allows you to choose where you connect, while also offering the opportunities to build relationships with fellow educators and trainers through hosted networking events.
> Adult Education Instructor
> Career Advisor
> Community Engagement Coordinator
> Continuing Education Specialist
> Curriculum and Instruction Specialist
> Educational Consultant
> Program Training Specialist
> Staff Training Specialist
> Training Coordinator
Bring your unique brilliance and life experience to share while honing your skills in developing high-performing learners and improving workplace performance across diverse environments. Our AEDT curriculum offers two degree options: The Master of Arts degree and the Master of Education degree. Each provides you with the critical foundation in instructional design, pedagogy, adult learning theories and program evaluation to bring your career to new heights. And whether your interest is in workplace training or educating adults in higher education settings, our flexible online curriculum lets you focus on your specific career interests through specialization tracks in Human Resource Development.
Prepares you to administer or instruct employer-sponsored training programs.
Emphasis for admission eligibility is placed on prior academic record, your professional/personal recommendations and writing samples—rather than just a standardized test score.
Convenient and impactful online learning with scheduled opportunities to meet and collaborate with others.
Our part-time curriculum allows you to complete course work at your own pace, and typically takes two years to complete.
You will learn to apply adult development theory to adult education instruction, courses, and programs.
You will learn to advocate for effective programs and services that support adult learners’ needs for continued growth and development.
“As an adult trainer, I remain challenged, engaged, and empowered by both my students and my clients. People are any organization’s greatest assets, and I am thrilled to be in the ‘people’ development and care business!”Ujima Donalson, Alumnus, 2010 M.Ed.
Our College of Education leadership programs ensure you’ll receive the critical knowledge-base and experience to support you for your entire career. Upon completion of your master’s Degree in Adult Education and Training you will have increased your competence in:
> Applying adult development theory to adult education instruction, courses and programs
> Assessing diverse individual adult learner needs and aspirations and identifying appropriate learning experiences
> Communicating effectively using multiple representations of information
> Reading and interpreting published research
> Analyzing and interpreting organizational behavior
> Employing models as a tool in adult education in order to bring theories into daily practice
> Utilizing a broad repertoire of instructional strategies
> Planning, implementing, and evaluating adult education instruction, courses and programs
> Developing equitable learning opportunities for all students in adult education instruction, courses and programs
> Addressing ethical challenges through a framework that forms personal and organizational standards shaped by a belief in social justice, equity and integrity
> Advocating for effective programs and services that support adult learners’ needs for continued growth and development
“With its challenging curriculum and caring instructors, SU’s AEDT program facilitated my development into becoming an effective global educator.”Abdi Haro, Alumnus 2015 MAEd, Business English Instructor, Prince Sultan College Jeddah, Saudi Arabi
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