Adult and Higher Education
Master of Education in Adult and Higher Education
Linking Theory to Practice, Policies, Research and Evaluation!
Our program is rigorous, satisfying, and valuable for professional development. And it is flexible to fit the lives and aspirations of adults. In our program we engage you in the big picture of adult and higher education--we link learning theories not only to real-life practice and situations but also to policies, research and evaluation. Our approach begins with our student community.
We will engage you in:
Inquiry-based learning (i.e., action research) for the new workplace emphasizing team-based projects and problem-solving
Shared leadership to understand organizational development and power with social justice aims
Thematic based coursework that focuses on timely topics and issues in adult and higher education and learning
Developing educational ‘capital’ that includes academic literacy, critical literacy, digital literacy, and information literacy
Self-knowledge and cultural competence to deal with increasing diversity, internationalization and globalization
Advance Your Academic and Professional Career!
Students in our program work (or aim to work) in a variety of professions and settings including:
community colleges and universities
public safety and health care organizations
corporations and industry
non-profits and non-governmental organizations
community and human service settings
Blended Learning Course Delivery Combines Online and Face-to-Face Courses
The AHE program courses are NOT available as total distance education delivery. Each course is conveniently offered in a blended learning format using a combination of online with 2 mandatory face-to-face sessions each quarter. Beginning in the Fall of 2023, the face-to-face sessions will be held on two Saturdays per quarter (on the Bellingham, WA campus) with the remainder of the 10-week course taught online. These days and times help students to balance their studies with work and family. Find out more about our program using the navigation bar on the left.
We Serve Washington Residents From Pierce County to Whatcom County
Our students and alumni come from the Seattle/Tacoma vicinity to north of Bellingham, which supports a diverse student population. With the 2 face-to-face sessions each quarter on Saturdays, our geographic reach is expanding to Central and Eastern Washington.