Adult & Continuing Education
- Master of Science
- Preparation for working with adults in educational and training situations
- Course Delivery
- Face-to-face in Ft. Leavenworth and Olathe, Kansas
- Application Requirements
- Bachelor’s degree with 3.0 minimum GPA on last 60 credits
- Admission to K-State Graduate School
- Completion Requirements
- 33 credit hours with 3.0 minimum GPA
- Cummulative portfolio or oral exam
The Adult and Continuing Education degree program is geared toward working professionals whose careers involve working with adults in educational and training situations.
The program benefits human resource managers/trainers, business/industry/nonprofit executives, community college professionals, university cooperative extension professionals, armed service professionals, government managers and directors, and adult basic education and literacy professionals.
There are several options for students who wish to study in the Adult and Continuing Education program area.
- Online Master of Science degree
- Online Certificate in Adult Learning
- Face-to-face Master of Science degree in Olathe, Kansas
- Face-to-face Master of Science degree at the Army Command and General Staff College, Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas
The online master’s degree in Adult and Continuing Education is designed to offer many opportunities for students to tailor their program of study to their professional needs. Students may combine this degree with one of K-State’s online graduate certificate programs.
The Master’s of Adult Education is a 33 credit hour program. To fulfill the final examination requirement, students complete a portfolio as they progress through the degree program. The portfolio is due during the student’s final semester of coursework. Students may complete the program by taking face-to-face (Olathe and Ft. Leavenworth locations) or online courses or a combination of the two available options.
The graduate certificate in Adult Learning consists of five courses that emphasize how adult learning principles and instructional methods can be used to strengthen skills of trainers and educators who provide educational opportunities for adult learners. This program will assist any working professional who would like to expand their skills in the areas of adult curriculum design, learning theories and methods of teaching, and program evaluation.
Kansas State University Division of Continuing Education
248 College Court Building
Manhattan, KS 66506
Phone: 785-532-5724 or 1-800-622-2KSU (2578)
Royce Ann Collins (Olathe and Ft. Leavenworth)
Jeff Zacharakis (online)