100% Online Master of Education in Adult and Continuing Education

Support adult learning across several potential career paths and roles—at the #1 graduate education school in New Jersey.

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Become a Leader in Adult Education

Learn how to support adult learning in this flexible, fully online program. The online Ed.M. in Adult and Continuing Education stresses how to design, develop, and implement curriculum to produce effective learning for students across the nonprofit, education, and corporate sectors.

You’ll have the option of selecting one of four specializations (also available as online certificates), which represent the major career paths for this versatile degree.

  • Adult ESL and Literacy Education: Assist students as an ESL, adult education, or literacy instructor or program manager.
  • Educational Technology: Optimize the use of technology to improve collaboration and learning in roles like instructional coordinator or designer, technology specialist, learning and development manager.
  • Higher Education Teaching: Advance your career as a college administrator, teach adult learners at the community college level, or develop classes using best practices in course design and delivery for adults.
  • Human Resources Development: Help businesses with onboarding, retention, and training with a position as an HRD specialist or corporate trainer.


New Jersey graduate education school

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37% Salary Bump

For master’s vs. bachelor’s degree holders in New Jersey

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Sample of Recent Jobs

Talent Development Manager

Drive the talent management process and develop strategies to improve employee onboarding, skills assessment, and career development.

Educational Technologist

Position in higher education to manage daily operations of the institution’s Learning Management Systems (LMS).

Manager of Professional Education

Position in a nonprofit for survivors of trafficking to oversee all job readiness and career development services.

Adult Basic/Secondary Education/ESL Teacher

Instruct adults in fundamental skills, like reading and speaking English.

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.


New Jersey public university (Rutgers–New Brunswick)

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Top 20

Public national university (Rutgers–Newark)

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Top 75

Public national university (Rutgers–Camden)

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