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The Master of Arts in Educating Adults (MAEA) program is designed for people who help adults learn in diverse settings. This program combines structured courses with professional activities, workshops and independent studies, culminating in a final applied project. Grounded in adult learning theories and best practices, the program integrates knowing and doing in:
MAEA students may choose a focus area within Educating Adults
The program provides you with the opportunity to expand your knowledge of key theories and best practices in adult learning — including the latest in instructional technology, course design, learning facilitation, Internet-based practices and emerging trends. In addition, you’ll be able to:
Students begin the MAEA program with a cohort of about 15 students and a faculty mentor. This cohort of students moves through the core curriculum together. The first course in the program — Developing Professional Identity (4 quarter credit hours) — is typically offered twice a year in the fall and spring quarters and taught by the faculty mentor. New students simultaneously take Finding and Managing Information (2 quarter credit hours). These two courses set the foundation for your graduate degree.
To qualify for the MAEA, you must complete 57 quarter credit hours. The program has five components.
The MAEA program may also be expanded to include two graduate certificates, Liberal Learning for Professionals and Educating Adults.Learn more.
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Students must complete a minimum of 52 graduate credit hours with a cumulative GPA of not less than 3.0.
Students participate in graduate seminars designed to liberate practice from single points of view and action.