Master of Education in Adult Learning

with Adult Education, TESOL or Training in Organizations Emphasis


Program Details

The Master of Education (M. Ed.) in Adult Learning program at City University of Seattle is designed for educators and trainers serving adult learners in a variety of settings. CityU offers three emphasis areas to fit the needs of different adult education providers:
  • adult education - advanced legal, ethical, experiential and globally-minded solutions for teachers in community, technical, and vocational schools
  • TESOL - theoretical and practical applications for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) overseas and in the U.S.
  • training in organizations - insights for developing and leading organizational training and development initiatives for strategic growth and staff improvement
Coursework will deliver tactical insight on topics including instructional and curriculum design, leadership, e-learning, distance learning, program planning and evaluation. Instructors infuse diversity across all courses, preparing students to teach to changing and diverse populations. CityU's emphasis on the use of technology to support learning means that students graduate with the ability to serve as leaders in the use of modern educational tools, and also helps them become competitive candidates in a variety of industries.

Flexible, Online Learning Options

This fully accredited degree program comes from City University of Seattle's Albright School of Education and the Washington Academy of Languages, both offering renowned instruction for over 25 years. The entirety of the core curriculum, as well as all of the adult education and training in organizations emphases can be completed online, while parts of the TESOL emphasis, faculty-directed internships and application projects utilize in-person settings so students can apply learning in real-life settings. Contact an advisor to learn more today.

Where CityU Can Take You

Whether you are a recent graduate, experienced educator or human resources professional, the CityU master's in adult education will help you gain skills to immediately improve your performance, benefit the lives of others and open up employment opportunities. Corporate graduates often go on to rewarding careers in consulting, corporate training and human resources in companies, nonprofit organizations and government agencies. In the education field, we can help you achieve your goal of becoming an instructor, director, curriculum developer, program designer or training administrator.

Get Started Today!

Your bachelor's degree from an accredited university is all you need to apply. If you want to become a key contributing member of a professional community dedicated to lifelong learning, start the journey now by contacting a CityU advisor.
Core Courses (27)
EAD 510
EAD 515
EAD 520
EAD 525
EAD 530
EAD 535
EAD 610
ECU 511

Emphasis Requirements (12)

Adult Education Emphasis (12)
EAD 550
EAD 551
EAD 552
EAD 555
Training in Organizations Emphasis (12)
EAD 556
EAD 560
EAD 561
MAL 535
Program Approved Electives (6)
Course work must be approved by program coordinator.
TESOL Emphasis (24)
EAD 690