Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Curriculum & Instruction –
Adult Education

Online Degree Overview

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Curriculum and Instruction (C&I) program will prepare you to develop and deliver effective instructional opportunities for diverse students in various learning environments including public, private, higher education and the workplace. The Adult Education concentration embedded within the M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction program emphasizes the unique skills and concepts required to work with adult students, such as understanding the unique characteristics of adult learners, examining and applying strategies for designing effective programs, and instructional opportunities for these learners. In addition, the M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction for adult learners stresses understanding program and student assessment, and the effective integration of technology into instructional programs.

M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction – Adult Education Highlights

Courses: View Course Sequence & Descriptions
Length: 33-39 credit hours.
Format: Delivered entirely online. One core course offered on campus each semester. Students may begin the program in August, October, January, March, May or June.
Results: Master of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Adult Education
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Other Concentration Areas: Christian School | Gifted & Talented | STEM Education | Teacher Leader

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Career Opportunities

The Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction will prepare you for a meaningful career in leadership positions such as department head, content specialist, lead teacher or curriculum developer. Those employed in school system or higher education administration, corporate, and non-profit settings will also benefit from this degree.

M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction – Adult Education graduates will be able to:

  • Examine and understand key adult education theories.
  • Understand the historical roots of adult education in America and the impact of this history on contemporary programs.
  • Design effective programs, materials and lessons for adults in various settings.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of curricula for adults.
  • Examine issues related to teaching and learning from a Christian worldview.


Don Finn, Ph.D.
Dean & Program Chair