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Adult Learning

SUNY Empire State College

12 months
565 USD/credit 20340 USD/year
565 USD/credit 20340 USD/year
471 USD/credit 16956 USD/year
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The Adult Learning program of SUNY Empire State College is designed for students who work with adult learners in various settings including: adult basic education programs (GED completion), literacy programs, higher education, community or corporate educational training programs, and for those interested in adult learning for social change and community engagement.


About the Program

The Adult Learning program of SUNY Empire State College provides a solid grounding in the field of adult learning, focusing on theories of adult learning and modeling best principles and practices.

A blend of theory and application, the fully online degree program provides multiple options for individualized study and program design to respond to the unique needs and interests of learners. As a student in the program, your critical awareness of yourself as a learner will be deepened within a collaborative and supportive community of diverse mentors and peers. Students can also incorporate an advanced certificate into their degree program and earn a second credential.

Programme Structure

Courses offered:

  • Rethinking Experience and Learning in Adulthood
  • Learning and Development in Contemporary Adulthood
  • Strategies for Effective Adult Learning
  • Approaches to Critical Inquiry and Research

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online Application.
  • Official transcripts.
  • Essays.
  • Resume/CV: A resume/CV including previous experience, education and other achievements.
  • Recommendations: We require two (2) recommendations from appropriately qualified persons.
  • Applicants for whom English is not the first language must submit proof of proficiency.
  • Orientation Fee of $50 (non-refundable) paid at the time of online application submission.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    20340 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 565 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    20340 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 565 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    16956 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 471 USD per credit during 12 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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