Without a doubt, we are in a knowledge economy. As such, the ability to support organizational learning is critical to the success of any company, agency or college. As an educational leader, you can support and lead meaningful learning across contexts. The Master of Education (Ed.M.) in Adult and Higher Education program will enhance your ability to deliver effective educational programs.
This two-year master’s degree program is designed to provide applied skills and knowledge for designing, implementing and assessing educational programs in a variety of formats (in-person, online, hybrid).
The program serves working professionals by offering a flexible, cohort-based program that is fully online. We pair theory courses with practical application to support your learning. We are the only adult education program in the country that specializes in e-learning.
This program focuses on developing equitable learning environments. Rather than having a single course focused on social issues, equity is embedded throughout all of the course work offered in this program.
You can complete this program fully online in two years. It’s designed to directly apply your learning to your organization’s unique learning environment. Our graduates work in a variety of educational settings, including colleges and universities, nonprofit agencies, and for-profit companies.
A new cohort starts each fall term. As an active member of an online learning community, you will explore real-world challenges, apply insights that connect research to practice, as well as build your professional network.
Internships in this program allow you to pursue your interests. Our faculty will work with you to design an internship that allows you to focus on your passion and professional goals. It is also possible to complete an internship in your current role.
Our faculty are experienced scholars and practitioners. They have worked in colleges and universities, nonprofit organizations, government agencies and for-profit organizations.
Bottom line driven companies and budget conscious nonprofits expect measurable outcomes for their training dollars. Oregon State University's online Master of Education (Ed.M.) in Adult and Higher Education program can help you can add value to any organization by elevating the effectiveness of its educational programs.
Erich N. Pitcher, PhD