One degree, multiple career paths

Oregon State University's Master of Education (Ed.M.) program in Adult and Higher Education prepares you for careers in a variety of settings. You will develop skills to lead, manage, and utilize field-specific research to provide training to individuals, teams, and organizations.

Workforce and community education

You will be prepared for opportunities with government agencies, corporations, nonprofits and community organizations.

Our graduates are employed as corporate trainers, training and development specialists, instructional coordinators or similar positions at a variety of organizations, including:

  • Nike
  • Intel
  • Head Start
  • American Red Cross
  • Mercy Corps
  • 4-H agencies

Postsecondary education

You will be equipped to advance your career in career and technical education and developmental education.

Our graduates work as developmental education instructors, human resource directors, program coordinators and instructional designers at various colleges and universities, including:

  • Lane Community College
  • Portland Community College
  • Oregon Health Sciences University

Online learning industry

Through our instructional technology series and instructional strategies and design courses, you will develop knowledge and skills for careers in online training.

For information about job prospects for these career fields, please visit the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Handbook. The OSU Career Development Center is also a great resource.