Master of Education: Adult Education

Oregon State University's Master of Education (Ed.M.) program will prepare you to step into any situation where training is needed, assess organizational needs, design outcomes-based curriculum, implement training and evaluate its effectiveness. This two-year program is ideal for human resource training and organizational development professionals in business, higher education, nonprofit or government organizations.

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Tuan Dang discusses the real-world skills he gained and applied to his job while learning online OSU.

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.

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.

Collaborative learning cohort

As a member of a learning cohort you share experience and insights with other professionals who have careers in adult education. Learning alongside your peers creates synergy, builds long-term relationships and provides valuable networking opportunities as you explore common issues and share solutions.

Flexible internships 

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.

Request information

or contact:

Craig Campbell, program coordinator
OSU College of Education 

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.