Adult and Higher Education


This program is a practitioner-oriented master’s degree for early and mid-career professionals in adult and higher education, community education, non-profit leadership, employee development, health services, and other organizational settings.

Our program believes that personal and professional change is best accomplished through lifelong learning. We believe that attention to individual goals, reflective and experiential learning, and opportunities to apply skills prepares students for professional leadership roles in adult and higher education. The program outcomes are as follows:

  • Outcome 1) demonstrate critical thinking about adult learning principles, theories, approaches, and models of adult learning.
  • Outcome 2) analyze issues related to equity and inclusion for diverse and non-traditional learners.
  • Outcome 3) use research to support effective practice in adult learning.
  • Outcome 4) effectively articulate personal philosophy in written and verbal communication.
  • Outcome 5) critically examine current issues in adult and higher education and identify effective problem solving strategies.
  • Outcome 6) collaborate and engage in ongoing professional learning.

If you would like to read more about our alumni please visit Career Connections.