The Program in Depth

The Master of Education with a specialization in Adult Education and Training can help prepare students for career-focused work in adult education.

You Can Learn How to:

  • Use appropriate methods to analyze and document needs of adult learners in academic and organizational settings
  • Apply andragogical theory along with appropriate motivation theories in the design of learning events for adults, both individual and groups
  • Illustrate methods and processes associated with a range of remedial to advanced adult learners for successful learning results
  • Develop safety and security procedures that should be in effect for adult learning events and activities, including classroom sessions, on-the-job training, individual one-on-one training or tutoring, laboratory sessions and field learning events
  • Develop an evaluation plan for both individual as well as classroom-based learning events, including formative and summative evaluation, applying at least one recognized model for evaluation of learning and a recognized model for return on training investment
  • Apply behavioral and educational theories to evaluate adult learner needs and areas of improvement
  • Develop an evaluation and assessment plan for individual adult learners, understanding how to tailor different elements of instruction and assessment to meet the needs of each learner
  • Gain understanding of the specific challenges and academic professional standards relevant to adult learning
  • Adapt to the range of adult learners, from remedial to advanced, and design instruction and assessments responsive to all levels of learners

Some Courses You'll Take

At AIU, more of the courses you take are devoted to your field of interest, on average, than at other similar schools. For a Master of Education with a specialization in Adult Education and Training, your classes can include:

Analysis, Assessment and Technology

This course provides the foundations of analysis and assessment methodologies used in the field of education. Learners are introduced to applied quant...

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Mastering Educational Specialty

This capstone course will allow the learner to demonstrate mastery of all the concepts and skills presented in the core courses and specialization cou...

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The Art and Science of Learning

This course provides an introduction to the various schools of thought regarding how people learn and apply their learning to concrete situations. It ...

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Course content subject to change

American InterContinental University® is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. To contact the Higher Learning Commission please visit

The Master of Education degree in Adult Education and Training aligns with industry standards in the following ways:

  • Follows Illinois Board of Higher Education guidelines
  • Designed to conform to the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation/Teacher Education Accreditation Council (CAEP/TEAC) programmatic accreditation guidelines

A Flexible Degree That Fits Your Life

Real-World Education

You’ll study under professors who are industry specialists , learning the relevant skills, fundamental practices and specific knowledge related to your field.

Skip What You Already Know

Spend your time focusing on what you need to learn, not reviewing the topics you already know. Our one-of-a-kind intellipathTM learning technology makes it possible.

Internships & Other Career Support

Our Career Services team can help students with job search strategies, resume help, practice interviews, networking opportunities and more.

1. Eduventures Inc. research, "Adaptive Learning Memo," and American InterContinental University research, "Adaptive Learning Online M.Ed. Competitive Audit," June 2015.

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AIU Online - Graduation Rate

The percentage of first-time, full-time undergraduate students who started between
7/1/2008 and 10/15/2008 who completed within 150% of the normal time period: 36%

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Graduation Rate

A first-time student has no prior postsecondary experience before enrolling at this campus. This means that a student who attended another college, university or other postsecondary school before enrolling at this school is not included in the calculation. The rate also does not include students initially enrolled part-time, taking individual classes (as compared to enrolling in a full program), or only auditing classes. These rates are calculated using the Student Right-to-Know formula in order to comply with U.S. Department of Education requirements. The statistics track all first-time, full-time and certificate or degree-seeking undergraduate students who began school during the date range and have completed within 150% of the normal program length. For example, for a two-year program, the graduation rate would include students who had completed within three years of beginning the program. This statistic is not specific to one program alone; rather, all applicable undergraduate programs are included in this overall rate. Information pertaining to the Graduation Rates of all postsecondary institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education may be found on the College Navigator website.


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