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Masters Degree Online Program in Adult Education

written by: Storywriter•edited by: SForsyth•updated: 8/28/2010

These examples of an adult education masters degree online program offer a plethora of wonderful courses that fits the needs of the online learner.

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    There Are Many Choices in Adult Education

    More and more adults are going back to school. They want to improve their jobs and have a better salary coming in for their families. With this new phenomena taking place, it is important to have instructors out there trained and comfortable teaching these new, adult learners. Not only is the traditional college seeing such an increase in the adult learner, but more and more the online community is seeing even a larger increase of adult learners because of the convenience of the online universities.

    One of the best things about going back to get your master’s degree in adult education is the fact that you can do it online. Not only is it possible, but it is a suitable solution without sacrificing quality of instruction or professors.

    After observing the teaching of many of our best educators around the country, it is obvious that many of the most respected specialists in adult education have hopped on the bandwagon and are teaching online classes throughout the county.

    If you would prefer to get your online master’s degree in adult education, here are some of the best online schools that offer wonderful and unique programs:

    Capella University offers an online masters degree that helps you enrich the unique understanding of the adult learner. To be part of this program, you need to have a Bachelors degree with a grade point average of at least 2.7 on a four point scale. For more information you can go to www.Capella.edu.

    Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas offers a 36 credit hour program with a one hour oral exam in adult education. The program is geared toward working professionals who work in the field of education or training. public.online.ksu.edu

    Colorado State University has a fine two year online program that costs a little over seven thousand dollars per year. To be part of this program you need to have a 3.0 average in your undergraduate studies. “Coursework focuses on program development and evaluation, adult learning theory, and instructional methods, with electives designed to build upon your areas of expertise.” www.coloradostateglobalcampus.com

    Penn State is known for their M.Ed in online Adult Education. It is a 33 credit program focuses on the knowledge and skills that are necessary for adult learners to succeed. Eighteen of the online hours required must be in 500 level classes or above. http://www.worldcampus.psu.edu

    Of course, the college that is largest and known for its online programs is the University of Phoenix. The requirements to be part of their program are a 2.5 cumulative grade point average from your undergraduate degree and at least three years work experience. www.phoenix.edu

    All of these programs are accredited universities who pride themselves in the understanding of the adult learner. These are just five of the adult programs that have successful programs. If you are interested in viewing alternatives to these five schools, a great place to view your choices is http://www.gradschools.com.