Master of Education in Adult Education (M.Ed.)
Offered through the College of Education, the University of Georgia's Department of Lifelong Education, Administration and Policy (LEAP) offers qualified students the ability to earn a master's degree in Adult Education online. The program, ranked one of the top Adult Education programs in the world, offers a wide range of faculty expertise.
This program is specifically designed to meet the needs of working professionals who are unable to attend classes in the traditional university setting. The goal of the Master of Education in Adult Education is to develop student's knowledge and abilities in the social context of adult education, program development and management processes, and the teaching and learning processes.
This Master of Education degree prepares students for careers in such areas as adult basic education and literacy, continuing professional education, cooperative extension, health education, community development, religious or gerontology education. The degree program operates on a cohort model, admitting 20 students each fall semester.
- The University of Georgia: Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).
- The College of Education: Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
- Computer with current operating system (Windows or Mac). Additional peripherals; headphones, printer may be required.
- High Speed Internet Access.
No campus visits are required. All coursework and assignments are conducted online. Students take two courses per semester (6 hours) in a prescribed sequence. In addition, students will complete an applied project, prepare a M.Ed. Student Portfolio, and complete a final oral exam. When students follow the required sequence, the program can be completed in two years.
EADU 7020e Adult Learning & Instruction
EADU 8020e Adult Learning & Social Context
EADU 6200e Research
EADU 9750 Reflective Practice
EADU 7030e Program Planning
EADU 8050e Multicultural Adult Education
EADU 7050e Implementation & Facilitation of Instruction for Adults
EADU 7040e Training Design & Delivery
ERSH 7250e Evaluation
EADU 8620e Adult Education Administration
EADU 7650e Applied Project/Portfolio/Exit Exam
Credit and Transfer
Total Hours Required to Earn Degree: 33 (semester hours)
Maximum Hours Transferable into Program: 6
With proper approval, six semester hours of graduate credit may be transferred onto the student's program of study. A request for transfer of credit cannot be made until a student has been admitted at UGA as a prospective candidate for a degree. The transfer credit must be included on the program of study.
Courses to be transferred onto a graduate student transcript must meet the following requirements: taken at an accredited institution, falls within the 6 year course time limit, received a grade of B or better, and not used to fulfill requirements for another degree.
Students applying to The University of Georgia must be accepted by the Graduate School. Persons holding a bachelor's degree from any institution accredited by the proper regional accrediting association are eligible to apply for admission to the Graduate School.
Application – Submit to the Graduate School online. Application fee: $75 Domestic/$100 International.
Test Scores – Send recent official entrance test scores (less than five years old) to the graduate school. UGA institutional code for ETS reporting: 5813
GMAT or GRE
International applicants must also submit TOEFL or IELTS scores.
Statement of Intent – send to the department graduate coordinator. A statement of intent should clarify the candidate’s relevant background, interests, and goals, and indicate their intent to enroll in the online program in their statement.
Letters of Recommendation – Submit three letters of recommendation online to the graduate school. Letters should be from individuals who can evaluate the applicant’s scholarly ability and potential for success in a graduate program. Preferably at least two of them are from faculty who have instructed the applicant in a previous program of study.
Résumé or curriculum vita – Send to the department graduate coordinator.
Official Transcripts – Send one official copy to the graduate school.
Fall: July 1
Spring: November 15
May and Extended Summer Session: April 1
Summer: May 1
Fall: April 15
Spring: October 15
Summer: February 15
Registration deadlines vary per semester. The UGA Office of the Registrar web site provides up-to-date information on registration dates.
Electronic Rate Tuition (per credit hour) $595
Student Fees (per semester) $573
All amounts are displayed as US currency.
Tuition for online programs is the same for all students regardless of residency.
Other cost considerations
Tuition and fees are subject to change.
Potential additional costs include textbooks.
Interested applicants should consult their employer about the possibility of a tuition reimbursement program or tuition assistance program.