Adult and Higher Education

Master of Education in Adult and Higher Education

A community for adult and higher education linking leadership, literacies, research, and reflection

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. 

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This Masters of Education program is designed for those who desire to teach, consult, or administer education programs, materials and policies targeted to diverse adult populations.