Adult Education M.Ed./M.S.

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You can enter the nation’s largest educational enterprise, adult education, with this degree. Rapid changes in technology and the workplace cause individuals to retrain, update, or change careers. You will address issues in training and development as you explore careers such as:

  • A Corporate Trainer
  • College/University Faculty
  • Adult Basic Education Teacher
  • Independent Training Consultant
  • Educational Program Writer and Evaluator
  • An individual who offers sessions through community or educational agencies
  • Evening Adult Classes Teacher
  • Community Leader
  • Author of Self-Help Books.

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Degree Overview

Our master’s program has only two required courses, providing you with great flexibility to create a program that best meets your learning needs.  Most students distribute their courses as follows:

Required Courses 6 hrs (12 hrs for MS students)
  • Internship
  • Practicum
  • Research Thesis — Students pursuing the M.S. option must complete at least 6 hours of research and thesis coursework.
Advisor Approved Courses – 24 hrs

Consult with your advisor to create the most appropriate set of courses for you to complete.

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

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • Minimum GPA 2.75
  • 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 Requirement

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

  • 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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