Adult Education

UALR’s M.Ed. program in Adult and Professional Learning meets the graduate standards of the Commission of Professors of Adult Education (CPAE) for adult education, a broad field including many interests and competencies, not limited to a single discipline, institution, program, or agency. The overall purpose of this UALR graduate program is to prepare present and future leaders for positions of responsibility in diverse learning contexts.

The fields of Adult and Professional Learning include professional education (e.g. engineering, medicine, nursing, and law), volunteer training, technical education (e.g. community colleges and vocational schools), adult basic education and in-service education (e.g. business, industry and government). Graduates of UALR’s program find positions as learning facilitators, training and program directors, administrators, and curriculum specialists in programs for adults.

The M.Ed. in Adult and Professional Learning is an intensive professional development experience. Students are self-directed, committed professionals seeking to improve themselves, their work place, their communities, and society. To accomplish this, an individualized program of study is designed with each student, allowing for specific interests, needs, and career goals. The adult education program is designed to meet the needs of professional in any type of lifelong learning environment who wish to continue their education at the graduate level.

  • This program is completed almost entirely online.
  • The program may lead to Arkansas teacher licensure.

Degrees and Certificates Offered

Master of Education  (M.Ed.) – with or without licensure

Graduate Certificate in Adult Education-Initial Licensure Program (ILP)

Graduate Certificate in Adult Education – Additional Licensure Program (ALP)


Contact Information:

Dr. Jennifer K. Holtz
Program Coordinator, Associate  Professor
Office: DKSN 515A


For more information, please contact the School of Counseling, Human Performance, and Rehabilitation (CHPR) at (501)569-3470.