Adult and Higher Education is a growing field with new opportunities for educators at all levels. Whether you are a seasoned professional in a particular industry, a long-time teacher, or an individual interested in the administrative side, adult education might be the noble calling you've been waiting for. Adults who... choose to continue their education can do so in a variety of settings: traditional brick-and-mortar schools, online programs, or through corporate professional development opportunities. Technological advancements and changes in academia have made it possible for adults to return to school in record numbers, and professionals are needed who understand their unique needs and goals.
A Master's degree is usually needed to teach at the post-secondary level, with doctoral degrees required by most universities. Instructors may either have a background in education or have extensive experience and an advanced degree in their professional field. Master's and doctorate programs in Adult Education/Higher Ed offer coursework in foundations, method, theory, and curriculum of adult learning, as well as fieldwork opportunities.
Online, or distance, education is a popular choice for non-traditional students because of the flexibility and quality of learning it offers. Therefore, online instructors are needed to design courses, facilitate online discussion, and communicate with students online or over the phone. Online programs are also staffed by professionals with a background in education administration who help everything run smoothly between students, mentors, and accrediting agencies.
Adult learners bring to class their own personal and professional experiences. They learn best through discussion, collaboration and practical application. more >
Enhance your qualifications in adult education and college teaching, one of the 10 fastest growing occupations in the country. more >
Designed for a wide range of careers in higher education institutions, from faculty and staff positions to key administrative jobs, Walden’s M.S. more >
For individuals seeking preparation for a career in higher education administration, Bay Path College – located in New England - provides a highly flexible and relevant option. more >
The Doctor of Education in Leadership in Higher Education at Northcentral University digs deep into a variety of topics specific to higher education, such as how higher education is organized, how it more >
Nowhere is education more important to career success than in the field of education. At Strayer University, we make it easy for teachers and others to become students more >
Abilene Christian University's Master of Education in Higher Education, Emphasis in College Student Affairs and Conflict Management is a faith-based, 36-hour online program designed to prepare you for more >
The Master of Arts in Secondary Teaching is designed for individuals who hold a bachelor’s degree in a field other than education and decide to become secondary teachers. The M.A.T. more >
Explore the foundational aspects of andragogy and the use of technology in higher education settings. more >
The MS in Higher Education program prepares students with the tools and knowledge needed for career advancement in the field of higher education. more >
Our Doctor of Education - Higher Education (EdD) adopts an integrated holistic approach to learning and focuses on the latest practice, research, and leadership thinking within Higher Education enviro more >
Doctor of Education in Higher Education and Organizational Change more >
Lewis University's Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership with a specialization in Higher Education - Student Services focuses on adult learning models and practices. more >
Step up your adult learning environment. more >