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

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


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.

icon $9,930 Total Tuition
icon As few as 12-14 months Program Duration
icon 30 Credit Hours
icon $9,930 Total Tuition
icon As few as 12-14 months Program Duration
icon 30 Credit Hours
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Arkansas State University is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), formerly known as the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), 1140 19th Street, NW, Suite 400, Washington, D.C. 20036. Phone: 202-223-0077.

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.

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

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.

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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 in the total tuition.

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Total Tuition $9,930
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Tuition Per Credit Hour $331
Per Credit Hour Per Course
U.S. Resident Tuition Required Fees Total U.S. Resident Tuition Required Fees Total
$291.00 $40.00 $331.00 $873.00 $120.00 $993.00

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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.

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Term Length Course Begin Course End Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Deadline Last Day to Withdraw
Fall 2022 7 wk 08/23/2022 10/07/2022 08/08/2022 08/12/2022 08/18/2022 08/19/2022 09/24/2022
7 wk 10/17/2022 12/09/2022 10/03/2022 10/07/2022 10/13/2022 10/14/2022 11/26/2022
Spring 2023 7 wk 01/10/2023 02/24/2023 12/14/2022 12/16/2022 01/05/2023 01/06/2023 02/10/2023
7 wk 03/06/2023 04/28/2023 02/20/2023 02/24/2023 03/02/2023 03/03/2023 04/15/2023
Summer 2023 5 wk 05/30/2023 06/30/2023 05/15/2023 05/19/2023 05/25/2023 05/26/2023 06/16/2023
5 wk 07/03/2023 08/04/2023 06/19/2023 06/23/2023 06/29/2023 06/30/2023 07/21/2023
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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.

  • 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 12 hours of graduate work at Arkansas State University.
  • 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 sending institution.

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.

  • 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.

Applicants with prior “F” or “D” grades at the graduate level in any graduate program will not be admitted to the A-State MPA program. In addition, students who earn failing (“F) grades in the A-State MPA program are ineligible for readmission to the program. The only exception is with the Capstone.

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.

Submit all documents to:

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

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

For Non-US Postal Mail Overnight Delivery Only:

Academic Partnerships
c/o Central Receiving
2713 Pawnee St.
Jonesboro, AR 72401

Courses

Get an overview of the topics you will study


Students are required to complete 30 hours of coursework.

ELAE 5513: Introduction to Adult Education

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 is included.

ELAE 5523: Psychology of the Adult Learner

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is 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.

ELAE 5533: Methods and Materials for the Adult Learner

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.

ELAE 5543: Teaching Reading to Adults

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.

ELAE 5553: Practicum in Adult Education

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.

ELAE 6543: Administrative and Supervision of Adult Education

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.

ELAD 6073: School Law

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Focuses on constitutional and statutory provisions and court decisions regarding the legal aspects of education.

ELFN 6773: Introduction to Statistics and Research

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

An introductory course in methods and techniques of research, and the statistical treatment and interpretation of research data.

ELCI 6533: Theories of Instruction

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Focuses on learning theories and various models of teaching.

ELAD 6003: School and Community Relations

Duration: 7 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.

HIST 3083: History of Arkansas (or equivalent transfer course)

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

UNITED STATES HISTORY. 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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