What is a Master's in Adult Education?
Become a critically reflective practitioner, able to conduct and communicate workplace research as it relates to and informs the field of adult learning and training.
What You'll Learn
We combine practical assignments and experiences with current adult learning theory. You’ll be prepared to apply your knowledge and expertise in helping others pursue lifelong learning.
Project-based assignments ensure you’ll gain real-world knowledge, and be able to immediately apply this knowledge to your current work. You’ll engage in individual and collaborative projects designed to reflect the realities of today’s workforce.
M.Ed. in Education and Human Resource Studies Curriculum
Plan A, Adult Education and Training Specialization
The Plan A option is research-oriented. You’ll end the program with a thesis focused on a topic of important concern in the field of adult education and training.
Plan B, Adult Education and Training Specialization
The Plan B option results in a professional portfolio. Your portfolio will be a comprehensive expression of you, and your knowledge and expertise in adult education and training.
Online and In-Person Course Offerings
Our program is offered through a mostly online format, with some classes offered in person on the Fort Collins campus. We also have a fully online program. Our fully online program offers the same curriculum and instructors as our on-campus program. Most of the coursework is asynchronous, offering flexibility while maintaining high contact levels with your peers and faculty. See CSU’s Online Adult Education and Training program.
Online Graduate Certificate in Facilitating Adult Learning
We offer a graduate-level certificate, delivered online, with some courses offered in-person. Taught by our AET faculty, this certificate will help you build your skills in specific aspects of adult education, giving you the knowledge you need for your current role, to move into a different role, or to change your career completely.
This four-course, 12-credit series will teach you a variety of facilitation techniques and strategies you can implement in adult training and education environments, helping your students meet desired learning outcomes. See CSU’s Online Graduate Certificate in Facilitating Adult Learning.