Careers: Ed.M. in Adult and Higher Education

Oregon State University's Master of Education (Ed.M.) program in Adult and Higher Education prepares you for careers in training and instructional design, including a variety of positions, such as training and development specialist/manager and instructional coordinator.

Graduates from this program have established careers at a variety of businesses, nonprofits, government agencies and colleges and universities, including:

  • Nike
  • Portland General Electric
  • Samaritan Health Services
  • American Red Cross
  • Mercy Corps
  • Lane Community College
  • Portland Community College
  • Oregon Health Sciences University

For information about job prospects for these career fields, please visit the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational HandbookOSU Career Services is also a great resource for student career opportunities.

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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