Adult Education Ed.S.

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The specialist program builds upon the adult education master’s degree programs. The program will enhance your skills as a practicing educational professional within adult education settings. We focus on the development and application of inquiry skills at the advanced graduate level of study, combined with existing experience and continued study of adult education.

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Degree Overview

With just 2 required courses, this is a very flexible program.  There are many options to create a set of courses that best meet your learning needs.  Most students distribute their courses according to the following:

Required Courses – 6 hrs
  • Field Project
Core Courses – 21 hrs

Consult with your advisor to determine the best 21 hours to take.  This section focuses on Adult Education Coursework.

Research – 3 hrs

Consult with your advisor to determine the best Research Methods course to take.

Adult Education Courses
Curriculum Model
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Application Deadlines

  • March 15 (for Summer semester start)
  • June 1 (for Fall semester start)
  • October 1 (for Spring semester start)
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Admission Prerequisites

  • Master’s degree or higher
  • Minimum GPA 3.0
  • Approval of the Department’s Graduate Program Committee, Department Head, faculty members of the Adult Education program, and the Dean of the Graduate School.

Application Requirements

For the admission process, you will need to provide the following in your application to the Graduate School:

  • All official transcripts
  • GRE scores — not required
  • Statement of Intent
  • 3 letters of recommendation
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Initial Registration Requirements

Auburn University requires on-campus students to provide proof of vaccinations.  Students must only do this before their first term of course registration.  This process is now managed through an online service, Med+Pass.

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Cost & Financial Support


Financial Aid

Assistantships and Scholarships

  • James E. & Maria Martinez Witte Annual Fellowship
    • Current or incoming graduate student
    • Pursuing degree in Adult Education program
  • William A. Spencer Annual Fellowship
    • Graduate student in EFLT
    • Minimum 3.0 GPA
    • Exhibits exceptional promise and leadership in one of the areas of the EFLT Department
  • JoAnn Granberry Murrell
    • Fully admitted to College of Education
    • Part-time or Full-time student
    • Enrolled in EFLT program
    • Demonstrate financial need
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