Master of Arts in Adult and Community Education

  • IUP’s M.A. in Adult and Community Education (ACE) program helps you to develop knowledge and skills in educational program management, program planning techniques, and in methods of helping adults learn.

    Join students and colleagues in the ACE program who represent a variety of professional and educational backgrounds, including training and development, health care, human resource management, adult basic and literacy education, social services, higher education, and community development and outreach.

    Program Features

    • Take courses part-time, two evenings per week(typically Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.)
    • Complete your program in two-years (six semesters, total) by taking two courses per term
    • Learn from doctoral-level IUP faculty memberswho are active in teaching, research and service

    Required Courses

    Introduction to Adult and Community Education
    The Adult Learner
    Program and Process Development in ACE
    Organization and Administration in ACE
    Facilitating Adult Learning
    Elements of Research
    Seminar in ACE
    Internship in ACE
    Practical Research or Thesis
    Electives (two)

    Course descriptions can be found on line in the Graduate Catalog.

    More information about about IUP’s Department of Adult and Community Education is available at its department website.


    IUP’s School of Graduate Studies and Research is accepting applications for Fall 2011. Submit the following items to IUP's School of Graduate Studies and Research for admission consideration:

    • Application form: Apply on line or request materials by e-mailing graduate-monroeville@iup.eduor by calling 1-800-845-0131.
    • Two letters of recommendation
    • Signed and dated statement of career and academic goals
    • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
    • $40 nonrefundable application fee. Note: As of July 1, 2011, the application fee will be $50.
    • Resume

    For More Information

    Dr. Gary Dean, program coordinator
    Department of Adult and Community Education