Master of Education: Adult and Higher Education

The Master of Education program in Adult and Higher Education is currently undergoing delivery method changes and is not accepting new enrollments for AY2017-2018. Please contact Joe Johnson, 541-737-3574, for more information or to be notified when the program reopens for enrollment. Current students are still able to register for courses.

Oregon State University's Master of Education (Ed.M.) in Adult and Higher Education program prepares you for careers in instructional design and training adult learners within a variety of businesses, non-profits, government agencies, and colleges and universities.

This two-year program provides applied skills and knowledge for designing, implementing and assessing training programs in a variety of instructional formats

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.

As a member of a learning cohort, you share experience and insights with other professionals in similar adult education settings. You explore real-world challenges and utilize the experience of our faculty scholars who help connect cutting-edge research with workable solutions.

Through engagement with this active learning community, you build long-term relationships and valuable networking opportunities.

Flexible internships 

Flexible internships allow you to focus on your individual interests in adult education through real world experiences. 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, Ph.D.
Program coordinator
OSU College of Education



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