Online Master of Education in Adult and Continuing Education

Make your move to learn more about providing quality learning experiences for adult learners with this flexible, 100% online program.

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Make a Difference in the Growing Field of Adult Education

The best instructors adapt their teaching methods to satisfy the needs of their learners. In this online program, you’ll gain a comprehensive understanding of the learning challenges unique to adults and learn how to design, develop, and implement curriculum that facilitates effective learning.

Experience Rutgers Online

Academic Excellence

Nationally ranked research institution

Rutgers Quality. 100% Online.

Same faculty and academic rigor as on-campus programs

Flexible & Convenient for You

Flexibility to balance your education with work and family life

Affordable Tuition

Nationally competitive tuition and no online course fees


Real-world skills that translate to career success

Small Class Sizes

Interactive learning with faculty and peers

What You’ll Learn

The online Ed.M. in Adult and Continuing Education will prepare you to effectively support and facilitate adult learning. You’ll learn how to design optimal learning environments, learning activities, and curriculum in ways that promote deep learning in adult learners. Tailor your education to align to your professional goals with one of four specializations: Education Technology, Human Resources Development, Higher Education, and Adult ESL and Literacy Education.

Flexible to Fit Your Schedule

The online Master of Education in Adult and Continuing Education program is designed for maximum flexibility and convenience. The 100% online format allows you to schedule classes and coursework around your schedule.

Online Certificates

Our online certificate programs are an affordable option to earn a resume-enhancing credential on your schedule. All courses in the certificate programs can also be counted toward the required 30 credits for the Masters Degree in Adult and Continuing Education.

  • Adult ESL and Literacy Education (12 credits)
  • Education Technology (9 credits)
  • Higher Education Training (12 credits)
  • Human Resources Development (12 credits)

Career Opportunities

Advance your career while learning how to help adults meet their goals and reach their potential. An online Ed.M from Rutgers can lead to new career opportunities in community organization, adult basic education, instructional design and training, professional and continuing education, and human resource development fields, in the non-profit, education, and corporate sectors.

Here are some job titles our graduates commonly assume:

Corporate Training/Human Resource Development

  • Training Specialist/Director of Training
  • Human Resources Specialist (HR Development)
  • Learning & Development Manager

Adult ESL and Literacy Education

  • ESL Instructor
  • Literacy Instructor
  • Adult Education Instructor/Program Manager

Higher Education

  • Instructional Specialist
  • Lecturer/Adjunct Professor
  • Instructional Designer/Course Developer

Committed to Excellence, Wherever You Are

As America’s 8th oldest institution of higher learning, Rutgers University has produced alumni who’ve made their imprint on American history for generations, improving local, regional, national, and global communities in myriad meaningful ways.

We are a nationally-recognized research institution and the state of New Jersey’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education with industry recognized faculty of Guggenheim Fellows, MacArthur “Genius Awards” Fellows, Fulbright Scholars, and Pulitzer Prize winners. Whether educating students on campus in New Jersey or online across the country, we are committed to excellence in education, providing a positive student experience, and producing good citizens of the world.

With every new class, we seek to evolve and continue our storied tradition of excellence and integrity.


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