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Master of Science in Education in Educational Theory and Practice with a Concentration in Adult Education Online


In this program, you will learn to synthesize theory with teaching methods to best serve adult learners in a broad range of settings inside and outside the classroom. This master's program emphasizes reading and writing objectives, classifying content, classroom management, utilizing media and more.

Next Apply Date: 8/5/24
Next Class Start Date: 8/20/24
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Next Apply Date: 8/5/24
Next Class Start Date: 8/20/24

Program Overview


What you will learn in this adult education master's program

The MSE in Educational Theory and Practice – Adult Education online program enables educators to synthesize theory with teaching methods to best serve adult learners in a broad range of settings inside and outside the classroom. This program emphasizes writing objectives, classifying content, classroom management, utilizing media and more.

This in-depth master's program gives educators the tools to effectively teach reading to adult learners. The tightly integrated, application-based curriculum also focuses on learning theories and developmental processes, major contributors to the adult learning discipline, and psychological aspects of middle- and later-life challenges and crises.

This program gives students the opportunity to broaden their knowledge of curriculum theory and current practices based on National Board Certification standards. Students in this program will benefit from the incorporation of technology that aligns with national expectations for the 21st-century educator.

As licensure requirements may change without notice, it is the responsibility of the student to confirm the requirements for licensure in his/her state as it applies to the participation in an out-of-state degree program.

Additional documents

Textbook Information (.PDF)

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State Program Approvals (.PDF)

Within this master's degree, students will learn to:

  • Understand and apply different theories behind the ways individuals learn
  • Help prepare teachers for National Board certification
  • Understand the dynamics of adult education
  • Apply theories to effectively teach adult learners
  • Comprehend the challenges and procedures related to adult vocational education
  • Understand and apply different theories behind the ways individuals learn
  • Help prepare teachers for National Board certification
  • Understand the dynamics of adult education
  • Apply theories to effectively teach adult learners
  • Comprehend the challenges and procedures related to adult vocational education

As a graduate, you will be prepared for advanced education leadership roles, such as:

  • Department Chair
  • Team Leader
  • Instructional Coach
  • Adult Education Teacher
  • State Department of Education Staff
  • Department Chair
  • Team Leader
  • Instructional Coach
  • Adult Education Teacher
  • State Department of Education Staff

Also available:

A-State offers a variety of graduate programs in a convenient online format. Explore our full range of online graduate programs.

Total Tuition: $10,200
Program Duration: As few as 12-14 months
Credit Hours 30

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Tuition


Check out our affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition

Our MSE in Educational Theory and Practice – Adult Education online program offers the same affordable tuition to in-state and out-of-state students. All fees are included.

Tuition breakdown:

Per Credit Hour: $340
Total Tuition: $10,200

Calendar


Multiple start dates add convenience to your schedule

Our MSE in Educational Theory and Practice – Adult Education online program is designed to be flexible and convenient for working professionals, with accelerated coursework and multiple start dates a year.

Please note Summer 1 and Summer 2 terms are 5 weeks in duration for this program.

TermProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlinePayment DueLast Class Day
Summer 15/28/245/14/245/17/245/23/245/24/246/27/24
Summer 27/2/246/18/246/21/246/27/246/28/248/1/24
Fall 18/20/248/5/248/9/248/15/248/16/2410/4/24
Fall 210/14/249/30/2410/4/2410/10/2410/11/2412/6/24

Now enrolling:

Next Apply Date 8/5/24
Start Class 8/20/24

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Admissions


Here's what you need to get started

A-State Online offers a streamlined admission process for both new students and transfers. Students who are interested in the MSE in Educational Theory and Practice – Adult Education online program must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution and a valid teaching certificate. Make sure to review full admission requirements below.

Admission Requirements:

  • Minimum 2.75 GPA
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Valid teaching certificate

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution with at least 2.75 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Valid, active teaching certificate
  • Note: If you have a 2.75-2.99 GPA, you must make a grade of B or better during the first 9 hours of graduate work at Arkansas State University.

Application submission requirements

  • Complete online application
  • Pay the nonrefundable $30 fee
  • Send official transcript(s) from the college/university attended. Official transcripts are sealed transcripts sent from the granting institution.

Submit all documents to:

A-State Online
P.O. Box 2520
State University, AR 72467


Fax: 870-972-3548
Email: [email protected]

Additional information

Unless otherwise noted, Arkansas State University has not confirmed if a program has met requirements for an out-of-state licensure. Please refer to the Program Approval Map to determine which programs are eligible to be offered in states and to find relevant state agency contact information. Eligibility to offer in a state does not guarantee the program will meet state licensure/certification requirements.

Please contact your state's Professional License Department/Board to ensure that your chosen distance education program meets your state's requirements in which you intend to practice.

Appeals process

  • Students who fall below the minimum admission requirements (GPA) may send a written letter of appeal, GRE or GMAT scores (may be unofficial), and additional supporting information to [email protected].
  • The appeal request will be forwarded to the department chair for conditional admission review.

Transfer credits

Up to 9 graduate hours from A-State or other higher education institutions may be credited toward a program. No course can be older than six years by graduation time. Transfer credit will be evaluated by the Director of the Program. To request prior credit be evaluated, please complete the Graduate Transfer Credit Evaluation Form.

Courses


Get an overview of the topics you will study

Students are required to complete 30 hours of coursework.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An in-depth study of the growth and development of adult education in the United States. Analysis of contemporary issues and trends in adult education.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A study of the adult with emphasis on (1) learning theories and developmental processes: (2) major contributors to the adult learning discipline; and (3) psychological aspects of middle and later life challenges and crises.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course explores theory and application of methods and materials essential to effective instruction in adult education. Emphasis is on writing objectives, classifying content, classroom management, and utilizing media.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course examines problems in teaching reading to adults. Special emphasis is on individual differences, materials of instruction, and measuring reading ability.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course features a series of educational experiences designed to place students in a cooperative relationship with an experienced adult educator while under university supervision. Emphasis is placed on practice teaching and related on-the-job learning.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course features a study of the problems and procedures involved in the supervision and administration of vocational education. Study is considered from the national, state, and local levels.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Focuses on constitutional and statutory provisions and court decisions regarding the legal aspects of education.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An introductory course in methods and techniques of research, and the statistical treatment and interpretation of research data.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Focuses on learning theories and various models of teaching.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Focuses on concepts, programs, and procedures for establishing and maintaining positive relations between the school, its constituents, and related agencies.
Applicants seeking an Arkansas teaching license by reciprocity who hold a valid license from another state in Childhood (P-4), Elementary Education (K-6), Middle Childhood (4-8), or Secondary Social Studies (7-12) must meet an Arkansas History requirement by documentation of the successful completion of three (3) college credit hours in Arkansas History at an accredited college or university OR a 45-hour professional development piece in Arkansas History through Arkansas IDEAS. Applicants holding a valid license in areas other than the four mentioned above do not have to meet the Arkansas History requirement. HIST 3083 History of Arkansas (offered in summer terms only) meets the Arkansas history requirement.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An advanced survey of Arkansas history from prehistoric times to the present with an emphasis on political, economic, and social/cultural themes. Required of BSE Social Science majors.

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