The Master of Education (MEd) in Adult Education at City University of Seattle is designed for educators, trainers, human resource professionals, and others who seek to prepare for (or advance in) a career serving adult learners. Classes build on a solid foundation in adult educational theory and program design and includes a substantial emphasis on the use of technology to support learning and teaching in diverse multicultural environments.
- 6 Classes – 18 months to a Master’s Degree. The M.Ed. in Adult Education has been re-designed for the working adult. There are six 6-credit block classes. These classes are designed to allow students to work full time and attend class full time. Students will finish the program in just 18 months.
- 100% online and designed for the working professional. Complete your master’s coursework anytime, anywhere in the world. The program is 100% online. All coursework is designed with the working professional in mind and can be completed while working full-time.
- Our faculty are practitioners in their field. Not only are they responsive and provide relevant, constructive feedback, they also bring the course content to life with real-life stories that help students make connections with difficult-to-grasp content.
- Free textbooks, online resources, and personalized library support. We offset tuition costs by providing 24/7 online access to free textbooks and resources for all of our courses. Students also have access to personalized library support for all research and library resource needs.
The M.Ed. in Adult Education program fosters a design mindset that prepares graduates for roles as trainers, instructional designers, teachers, instructors, curriculum developers, program designers, and/or training administrators. No matter at what stage of your career you are, 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.
M.Ed. in Adult Education with a TESOL Emphasis
Students taking the TESOL emphasis will complete 6 additional classes from our Washington School of Languages. The M.Ed. in Adult Education with a TESOL Emphasis is 47-credits and can be completed in 2 years completely online.
- Certificate Transfer: Students with a post-bachelors TESOL Certificate can transfer in 12 credit hours towards the TESOL emphasis allowing the student to graduate in 18 months with their master’s degree.
- The M.Ed. in Adult Education with a TESOL emphasis is perfect for students working overseas with a post-bachelors basic TESOL certificate. In just a year and a half – completely online – they can earn a master’s degree.
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.
Master of Education in Adult Education (36)
Master of Education in Adult Education with TESOL Emphasis (47)
TESOL 580 presents an overview of the field of linguistics including phonology, morphology, syntax, pragmatics, psycholinguistics, and sociolinguistics. Special emphasis is placed on the psychology of teaching and learning languages effectively, as well as practical approaches to teaching pronunciation to language learners. Candidates connect theory with practice and explore the characteristics of how languages are analyzed, adapted, and changed. Candidates discover and analyze how languages differ from one culture to the next and reflect social relationships.
TESOL 590 Field Experience Internship is a self-guided program in which TESOL Certificate students participate in a 20-hour teaching experience, designed to prepare them as TESOL professionals in future settings. Emphasis is placed on classroom teaching of ESL, or other discipline related programs (e.g. literacy, immigrant assimilation, etc.). Students employ various practices and teaching methodologies in TESOL settings and gain first-hand experiences. Students create and implement a unit plan, document their teaching, and write a reflection on the internship experience.
Q&A with Dr. Pressley Rankin IV, Academic Program Director
Q: What is your terminal degree in and where did you get it from?
A: PhD in Leadership from the University of San Diego.
Q: What do you do for fun?
A: I enjoy reading and watching science fiction and fantasy.
Q: What classes do you teach?
A: Research courses, Strategic Thinking, Adult Education and Online Learning, and Organizational Leadership courses.
Q: Why did you decide to start teaching?
A: I have a passion for developing students’ ideas into research and ultimately to help them obtain new knowledge in their fields.
Q: Why do you enjoy teaching at CityU?
A: Our online program has a great structure that allows students to learn from multiple sources. As a professor, it is fun learning new ways to reach out to students online.
Q: What's one thing you always tell your students that may or may not relate to your class?
A: Your education is in your hands. Do the readings, participate in the discussions, learn from your professor and your peers. The sky is the limit on what you can learn.
Q: Any fond CityU memories that you can share?
I really love our summer international programs that bring students from all over the world to CityU to learn. The cultural diversity and international student perspectives are amazing.
Q: What might you tell a student who was thinking of taking one of your classes?
A: Read your syllabus...really, it is all in there.
Q: What is something that you have learned from end-of-course evaluations that you applied later on?
A: It is always helpful to me to get students’ feedback on what is working in class and what doesn’t work. I have re-done assignments and re-evaluated readings based on feedback from students.