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Online Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with an Adult Education Concentration

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Application Deadline: June 10, 2024

Summer 2 2024 classes start on July 1, 2024

Make a Difference by Serving Adult Learners

LSU Shreveport

The online Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction: Adult Education is offered through LSU Shreveport. This concentration explores the history and theory of adult education while providing practical strategies for reaching, teaching, and inspiring adult learners. In addition, the program is designed for those who desire a career in adult education, workforce development training, or leadership in the higher education sector.

The program's 100% online, asynchronous format allows students to complete coursework at their own pace. Graduates will gain the skills to design and deliver effective programs that empower adults to succeed in various educational settings, from workforce development to higher education.

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CAEP Accredited

This program meets rigorous national standards set by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation.

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Develop a Teaching Portfolio

Create an extensive e-portfolio that showcases the work you complete during the program.

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Learn From Industry Experts

Get valuable insights from our award-winning faculty who are practitioners in the STEM field.

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TEACH Grant Eligible

Qualified applicants in certain programs may meet the requirements for the TEACH Grant.

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Cost Online Master in Adult Education

The MEd in Curriculum & Instruction – Adult Education online program offers affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition. All fees are included in the total tuition.

Total credit hours per program: 30 credit hours

Cost per credit hour: $374

Total cost with fees: $11,203

The total cost above does not include transfer credit or financial aid. Cost per credit hour and fees are subject to change. Fee schedules may vary by program depending on course-specific fees for proctoring and/or books. Please contact a Student Success Coach for more information.

Course Listings Online Master in Adult Education

Students in the MEd in Curriculum & Instruction – Adult Education online program must complete 30 credit hours of course work, including four foundation courses (12 credit hours), and six specialization courses (18 credit hours).

Foundation Courses

Students must complete the following courses.

Foundation: 4 courses Credit Hours
ED 734: Creating Multicultural Connections through Literature 3
EDL 701: Leading with Vision 3
EDL 700: Creating a Professional Learning Community 3
EDL 740: Introduction to Graduate Research 3
Total Required Credit Hours 12

Specialization Courses

Students must complete the following courses.

Specialization: 6 courses Credit Hours
EDA 600: Foundations of Adult Education 3
EDA 601: Adult Development and Learning 3
EDA 602: Introduction to Test and Measurements 3
EDA 604: Career Counseling and Development 3
EDA 605: Teaching Adult Learners 3
EDA 606: Social and Cultural Issues in Education 3
Total Required Credit Hours 18

Admission Requirements Online Master in Adult Education

Take the first step toward earning your degree and reaching a new milestone in your education. We've simplified the process so you can get started quickly and easily. Students interested in the MEd in Curriculum & Instruction – Adult Education online program must meet the following requirements for admission.

Program Requirements:

  • Submit graduate application and $20 application fee
  • Graduate degree from an accredited university, OR
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university, with minimum 2.5 overall GPA or minimum 2.75 GPA in last 60 semester hours of courses
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended and any other required official documents
  • The LSUS MEDCI programs do not require GRE or GMAT scores

Official transcripts, official test scores, and other materials that come from third-party sources should be mailed to:

Admissions and Records Office
One University Place
Shreveport, LA 71115

Transcripts may also be submitted via secure means—e.g., eSCRIP-SAFE—to

**This degree does not lead to any additional certification, if the graduate does not already possess a teaching certificate.

To be considered for admission to any of our graduate programs, students must first meet the LSUS Graduate School admission requirements.

Graduate School Admission:

Unconditional Admission: For unconditional admission to graduate study, students must be in satisfactory standing at the last institution attended and meet all admission requirements of a degree program and one of the following:

Earned a graduate degree from a regionally accredited university, OR

Earned a bachelor's degree from an accredited university, with minimum 2.5 overall GPA or minimum 2.75 GPA in the last 60 semester hours of courses.

A minimum 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) is required on any graduate work attempted with no grades of D or F.

International Admission:

International applicants must meet regular admission requirements for their selected program. In addition, you may be required to submit additional information. Learn more about international admission requirements.

Career Opportunities Online Master in Adult Education

  • Career and Technical Center Teacher/Instructor

  • Vocational Teacher

  • Human Services Agencies

  • Post-Secondary Adult Preparatory Programs

  • Community College Teaching

  • Training and Development and Instructional Design

  • Higher Education (including teaching, advising, student support)

  • Military Education

  • Administration (Higher Education)

  • Adult Literacy

  • Training professionals

  • Industry consultants

  • Environmental and occupational health and safety professionals

  • Educational consultants

  • Student services administrators

  • Public, private technology center educators

  • Adjunct Professor

  • Training and Development Specialist

  • Corporate Trainer

  • GED Instructor

  • Program/Project Management for Community-based organizations (e.g., adult literacy, ESL, GED, Adult High School)

  • Workforce Development

  • Instructor or Teacher at Cultural institutions (e.g., museums and libraries, planetariums, zoological parks, aquariums)

  • Compensatory education (Teaching Adults with Disabilities)

  • Training instructor/ teacher at Correctional institutions

Accreditation Online Master in Adult Education

The teacher education programs at Louisiana State University Shreveport meet rigorous national standards for educator preparation set by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation.

What Will I Learn? Online Master in Adult Education

Students who enroll in the Med in Curriculum and Instruction-Adult Education program will have the opportunity to create an extensive e-portfolio that showcases the work they complete during the program. Graduates will gain relevant skills and knowledge that can contribute to helping them compete for advanced leadership roles in areas of community college leadership, workforce development, high education, adult learning, and adult development.

Our program offers:

  • Opportunity to gain research knowledge from many leaders and innovators in the high education and workforce development on trends in adult education
  • The opportunity to learn skills needed to assess and create programs, curriculum, and projects that target issues face by adult learners in various work and education environments
  • The ability to apply the knowledge and skills learn in adult education courses in real time

*The MEDCI program does not lead to a teaching certification but can lead to an endorsement if already a certified teacher.

Why Choose This Program? Online Master in Adult Education

  • The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts "good to excellent" job opportunities for teachers over the next 10 years
  • CareerBuilder® says elementary school teachers with master's degrees earn starting salaries 32% higher than teachers with a bachelor's
  • "The most rewarding opportunities will be offered to master's-educated teachers with the in-demand skills this program offers." - (University official)

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