Master of Education

Adult and Higher Education

Average Time to Complete Three semesters and one summer

About the Program

MBU | Master’s | Online – The MEd concentration in Adult and Higher Education prepares individuals interested in working in two- and four-year colleges in various capacities in student affairs, personnel management, academic affairs, admissions, residence life, and other positions of institutional leadership. The program is also designed to prepare individuals seeking careers in other aspects of adult education such as professional development providers, technical education practitioners, and those desiring to work with adult learners in other capacities.

Career Paths

  • Adult literacy teacher
  • GED diploma teacher
  • Training coordinator
  • Corporate trainer
  • Training and development manager

Courses & Requirements

33 Credit Hours

IN 627 Contemporary Learning Theory for Diverse Learners
IN 629 Leadership in Education
IN 630 Methods of Professional Inquiry
ED 631 Technologies to Advance Learning
ED 632 Inquiry Research Project
IN 628 Public Policy and Community Relations in Education
ED 651 Structure, Power, and Freedom: Perspectives on U.S. Higher Education
ED 652 Adult Development: Emerging Adulthood and Beyond
ED 653 The History of Adult Education
ED 654 Special Topics in Adult & Higher Education
ED 655 Internship in Adult & Higher Education

Cost & Financial Aid

2016–17 COSTS

Tuition: $495 per credit hour

Technology Fee:  up to $60 per semester

Additional Cost Information

Learn more about Financial Aid opportunities available at Mary Baldwin University.

Student Support

We know the path to higher education can be daunting, which is why we’re here to help.

As a student of the Roanoke Higher Education Center, you will have access to:

  • Library collections and services
  • Computer lab with printer/copier
  • Student lounge with high-speed wireless Internet
  • Cafe serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Free parking with a student parking pass

Support resources for Mary Baldwin University students:

How to Apply

Apply online for the Master of Education.

Deadlines for applications are as follows:

Fall – July 31
Spring – November 15
Summer – April 15

Applications will require:

  • Official transcripts of all post-secondary work
  • Two letters of reference from professional
  • A goal statement essay
  • Praxis Core Scores

Prospective students are encouraged to meet with an education adviser in the most convenient regional location to review admission requirements and determine the best plan of study.

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