Credits required
45 Oregon State University is on a quarter-term system. There are four quarters each year and classes are 11 weeks long. This program's 45 quarter credits are equal to 30 semester credits.
Cost per credit
$528 Cost per credit is calculated using tuition per credit for the current academic year. It does not include associated fees, course materials, textbook expenses, and other expenses related to courses.
Delivery
Online You can complete all courses online. Some courses may require proctored exams in your local area.
Start term
Fall

Ed.M. in Adult and Higher Education

Curriculum

The 45-credit Master of Education (Ed.M.) program addresses current adult education issues and provides solutions you can immediately apply in the workplace. Our curriculum is guided by the Academy of Human Resource Development standards, with core courses in educational technology and online learning. See an example two-year plan of study.

Nine core courses (36 credits)

  • Instructional Technology I–IV (1,1,1,1)
  • Instructional Design (4)
  • Program Evaluation (4)
  • Needs Assessment and Research (4)
  • Organizations and Systems Theory (4)
  • Instructional Strategies for Adult Learners (4)
  • Ethical and Professional Issues (4)
  • Adult Learning and Development (4)
  • Leadership Development and Human Relations (4)

Internship (5 credits)

You are required to complete an internship to gain practical experience that’s aligned with your personal interests and goals. You may be able to design an internship within your own workplace, provided it is different from your current job description.

Capstone (4 credits)

You will work with your instructor to define and develop an applied research project related to adult learning during the second year of the program.

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.

Contact

Erich N. Pitcher, Ph.D.
Program lead
OSU College of Education
541-737-3574

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Notice to all students: Due to Massachusetts Department of Higher Education guidelines, internships cannot be completed within the state of Massachusetts. Students intending to complete an internship in Massachusetts must work their academic advisors or department to make alternate arrangements.

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