Curriculum: Ed.M. in Adult and Higher Education

This is a 45-credit Master of Education program that includes course work both online and face to face (one Friday per month). The curriculum includes issues that currently face adult educators and ways to address these issues that can be immediately applied in the workplace. 

Course topics include:

  • Adult development and learning theories
  • Instructional technology
  • Workplace learning needs assessment and research
  • Instructional systems design
  • Leadership and human relations
  • Designing training documentation

For a complete list of courses within this program, please view the OSU general course catalog.


Students are required to complete an internship to gain practical experience. You may be able to design an internship within your own workplace, provided it is different from your 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



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