Adult Education and Communications Technology, MA

  • Earn a Degree that Brings Two Fields Together

    The IUP MA in Adult Education and Communications Technology is the only master’s program of its kind in the United States.

    Built on a theory-to-practice model that encourages students to relate course content to their specific areas of interest, the program is a collaboration between the Department of Adult and Community Education and the Department of Communications Media

    All Evening Classes to Fit your Busy Schedule

    Designed for the working professional, all classes are offered during the evening.

    Gain the Credentials to Teach Distance Education

    No other program prepares you better to be an educator and trainer in today’s technological world.

    • Prepare for a career in distance education, instructional design, and the development of online courses for companies, organizations, government, and higher education.
    • Examine a variety of topics, including adult learning theory, adult education organizations, development and theories behind various media, and instructional design.
    • Earn an optional Instructional Technology Specialist Certification from the Pennsylvania Department of Education so you can work in K–12 schools.
    • Gain the expertise to be an instructional designer so you can develop as well as teach courses through an intranet or the Internet.
    • Choose whether you want to complete the thesis or non-thesis option.
    • Acquire a balance of academic courses and practical field experience.

    Our Communications Media Department Facilities

    Students in the Adult Education and Communications Technology program have access to the facilities of the Communications Media Department, including:

    • audio recording lab
    • animation studio
    • digital television studio
    • radio station
    • graphics lab
    • digital photography lab
    • digital media institute
    • games and simulations center

    The program includes production requirements that immerse students in media development. The Digital Media Institute and the Applied Media, Simulations, and Games Center both serve real clients through grant and other funding sources.