As you might be, there are many adult learners excited about the prospect of returning to school to finish or acquire a degree. These students deserve faculty that are experienced in working with adult learners and understand the most effective teaching methods to engage them. Our Adult Education concentration gives you these skills through a combination of theoretical concepts and hands-on experience. Take mentorship from skilled instructors and network with other likeminded peers on your way to earning the teaching position you’ve always imagined.
Antioch University Seattle’s Adult Education program is offered as a concentration of our Master of Arts in Education or as a stand-alone certificate. You’ll receive the tools to create and implement educational experiences that meet the needs of a variety of adult learners.
Students have the opportunity to interact with highly experienced instructors who have professional experience in the field of adult education. Classes are dynamic and engaging and they bring theoretical concepts into hands-on practice. The program includes plenty of opportunities for personal mentoring and networking.
Our internship is a unique and integral feature of our program and we are committed to helping students find placements that align with their professional goals. We offer a student-centered approach—both to our candidates and to the students they will be serving. The program is personalized to students’ unique needs, interests, and career goals. It appeals to adult educators interested in a variety of settings.
- One Adult Education class per week each quarter
- Classes are offered in the evenings to accommodate the schedules of working professionals
- Adult Teaching & Learning Frameworks
- Adult Education Settings
- Teaching Toolkit
- Improving Adult Education through Assessment
- Internship/ Practicum
For detailed curriculum, degree requirements, and course descriptions, please visit the AUS catalog.
Our program prepares you for meaningful and successful employment, including such jobs as:
- Community College instructor
- Adult Basic Education instructor
- Workforce developer
- Teacher/ trainer in a nonprofit or social service agency
- Adjunct faculty member
- Program manager
- Company or community organization trainer