Learn to anticipate and respond to the needs of adult learners


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The Postsecondary Adult and Continuing Education (PACE) master’s degree prepares graduates to respond to the diverse needs of adult learners, organizations, and communities. Students should be interested in teaching adult learners, workplace education and training, or working in student/academic support services. The theory- to-practice format of the program helps students gain knowledge and experience regardless of their professional backgrounds.

This program offers a core set of foundational courses along with five unique thematic specializations to choose from, all grounded in social justice and equity. Specialization areas include Adult Learning and Development, Training & Development, Student Services, Service-Learning, and Higher Education and Organizational Change. Students can also choose courses across these specializations and add outside electives to create a personalized, tailored curriculum. Students attend full- or part-time, and courses are offered in convenient late-afternoon, evening, hybrid, or online formats.