Adult and Technical Education

Marshall University

24 months
20350 USD/year
20350 USD/year
8432 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Master of Science degree program in Adult and Continuing Education (ACE) is a field-based program designed to serve adult learners who may be employed on a fulltime basis. 


The comprehensive program is intended for individuals who serve in an instructional, training, leadership, or professional role in human services areas of business, industry, government, community agencies, health care, or education. 

The program is designed for learners who aspire to become training and development professionals in business, industry, or service organizations. Students will learn to teach adults by gaining classroom knowledge, experiencing work-based activities, and participating in projects intended to develop the competencies used by professionals in the areas of Adult Education and Evaluation, Training and Development, and Career and Technical Center Teaching. 

The areas of emphasis in Adult and Continuing Education (ACE) allow a program to be tailored to meet the personal and professional needs of a broad spectrum of graduate students. The courses provide students with the opportunity to continue their graduate education in a flexible program through an online delivery system.

Programme Structure

The Adult and Continuing Education program consists of seven standards to be addressed in the Capstone portfolios of students who are candidates for the M.S. degree. The standards are as follows:

  • Standard 1 – Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Skills
  • Standard 2 – Program Planning and Development
  • Standard 3 – Professionalism
  • Standard 4 – Instructional Development and Delivery
  • Standard 5 – Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Standard 6 – Adult Learning Theory
  • Standard 7 – Presentation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits
  • Adult Education and Evaluation 30 credit hours.
  • Career and Technical Center Teaching 33 credit hours.


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

Admission requirements:

  • Submit Your Application
  • The application requires a $65 non-refundable application fee payable by check, money order, or credit card to Marshall University.
  • Official final bachelor’s degree transcript and degree certificate must be sent in the original language, accompanied by a certified English translation and contain ALL college or university academic credits and grades. The transcripts must be sent directly to the Marshall University Office of Admissions by the registrar or equivalent office at the institution that you attend.
  • Evidence of English Language Proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20350 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10175 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    20350 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10175 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    8432 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4216 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Updated over a year ago

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