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College of Education

Adult Education and Training (MAED, MED) - Online

As an adult trainer, I remain challenged, engaged and empowered by both my students and my clients. People are any organization’s greatest assets, and I am thrilled to be in the ‘people’ development and care business!

Ujima Donalson, ’10 M.Ed.

Our online master’s degree teaches you to be a more effective adult trainer and educator

Adult Education and Training’s online master’s degree is the perfect choice for professionals who want to turn subject matter expertise into a fulfilling career as an educator, coach, consultant, or trainer.

What you'll learn

Our core curriculum gives you a foundation in instructional design, pedagogy, adult learning theories and program evaluation. You’ll learn how to develop high performing learners and improve workplace performance in any environment.

Our curriculum 

Whether you are interested in training in the workplace or educating adults in higher education, our flexible online curriculum lets you focus on your career interests:

  • Human resource development 
  • Adult basic skills
  • TESOL (available only on campus)

Tailored to fit your lifestyle 

 With our online program, you can choose where you connect. A non-cohort program means you determine how many credits to take. You’ll be able to build relationships with fellow educators and trainers through networking opportunities.

What graduates do with a degree in adult education and training:

  • Adult Education Instructor
  • Career Advisor
  • Certificate Programs
  • Community Engagement Coordinator 
  • Continuing Education Specialists 
  • Curriculum and Instruction Specialist
  • Educational Consultant 
  • Facilitator
  • Program Training Specialists 
  • Staff Training Specialists 
  • Training Coordinator

Post-Master's Certificate in Community College Teaching

The post-master's Certificate in Community College Teaching prepares individuals who already have a master's degree and want to teach in a subject area offered by community colleges.


At a Glance


Time to complete:  2 years @ 2 classes per quarter (includes summers)
Classes offered:  Online
Credits needed:  45
Tuition: $610 per credit
Scholarships: Available

Program begins:  Fall and Spring

Upcoming Information Session

Fall Quarter Online Info Session via Zoom

  • Wed, November 15 at 5pm PST

RSVP for this session here (session link provided upon registration)

Graduate Admissions Open Houses

  • Sat, January 27, 2018
  • 9:30-11:30am

Assistant Professor

Stacey Robbins

What brought you to Seattle University? 
"I was attracted to the school’s social justice mission and the welcoming, collaborative work environment. At Seattle U, we work to embody our social justice mission, rather than just saying we do it. We want people to flourish; it’s about having the tools to respond to changes in the environment. I also really enjoy engaging with diverse students in the Adult Education and Training Program. The learning environment promotes the exchange of ideas of students who have diverse life experiences and work in different environments." - Interview from 2017 Seattle Met Article