Oregon State University's Master of Education (Ed.M.) in Adult and Higher Education program will prepare you to meet the unique demands of adult learners in business and industry, government, community agencies and community colleges.
Our courses in theory, system design, assessment, research and instructional technology, as well as internships, provide you with the tools and knowledge to design curriculum for a variety of educational settings. This two-year program is ideal for human resource training and organizational development professionals who need to assess, implement and evaluate effective learning strategies.
Designed for working professionals
This flexible hybrid program is designed to help you improve your work as you continue to work. You apply the knowledge and skills you are learning directly to your own unique adult education setting.
Collaborative learning cohort
Face-to-face cohort sessions are held one Friday each month (from noon to 8 p.m.) at a convenient location near Portland, Oregon. Online assignments that mirror real-world challenges are supported by instructors and fellow students.
As a member of a learning cohort, you share experience and insights with other professionals in similar positions. You explore common challenges while building long-term relationships and valuable networking opportunities.
Flexible internships allow you to focus on your individual interests in adult education. We work with you to design an internship that targets your own population and is aligned with your professional goals. Many students complete the internship within in their own organization, provided it is outside their current job description.
This is not a teacher licensure program
In compliance with an agreement with the Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission for participation in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA), Oregon State University provides information regarding professional licensure through distance education. The courses and programs, delivered online by OSU Ecampus, are not formally approved for professional licensure outside of the state of Oregon.
To determine whether these courses or programs meet licensure requirements in your state, you must contact the appropriate licensing board(s). Visit our license disclosure webpage for each state's contact information.
Joe Johnson, program coordinator
OSU College of Education