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Adult Education and Training

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) with a Specialization in Adult Education and Training is designed to help prepare students for a career focused on working in adult education. Because of the unique challenges in this field, this adult education masters program employs an approach that blends practical education training with current information. Graduates of this program will be able to use critical, industry-current information and experience to bring to their career in a variety of settings including continuing education programs and professional development.

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  • Next Start Date

    June 8, 2015

  • Total Credits


  • Specialization Credits


  • Program Length

    11 MONTHS

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Learning & Outcomes
Career Path
  • The coursework in this specialized program covers the wide array of skills and knowledge necessary to be a successful professional in the adult education field. Students can expect to learn to:

    • 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.
    • Use information from formative and summative assessments to help drive instruction and classroom procedures.
    • 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.

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    Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation

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

    The Master of Education Program at American InterContinental University is awarded TEAC initial accreditation by the Inquiry Brief Commission of Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) for a period of two years, from October 2013 - October 2015. The accreditation does not include individual education courses that the Educator Preparation Provider (EPP) offers to P-12 educators for professional development, re-licensure, or other purposes.

  • The coursework in this program weaves a combination of skill development and critical knowledge learning to provide students with a learning experience that is both useful and applicable. Instructors in the Instructional Design and Technology specialization are experienced, both in classroom learning and in working in the field itself and deliver instruction that helps prepare students with the design, implementation and evaluation of programs in a variety of learning settings.


    • The Art and Science of Learning
    • Characteristics of Adult Learners
    • Designing Instructions for Adult Learners
    • Facilitating & Assessing Adult Learning


    Click here to download the AIU catalog for more information and a full list of courses for this degree.

  • Graduates of the Adult Education and Training specialization will be prepared to work with the diverse range of adult learners currently in the industry.

    Students will learn to diagnose and evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of specific adult learners, from remedial level to advanced education. Students will receive extensive experience in developing both formative and summative assessments designed to analyze adult learner abilities and inform instructional design. Coursework will also include overviews of legal and academic requirements and procedures relevant to adult learning in the education industry today.

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AIU Online - Graduation Rate

The percentage of first-time, full-time undergraduate students who started between
7/1/2007 and 10/15/2007 who completed within 150% of the normal time period: 31%

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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. http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/