Specialization in Adult, Community and Higher Education (ACHE)

This specialization provides advanced study for individuals who work with adults in the capacity of instruction, administration, or community leadership within a variety of formal, non-formal, and informal settings in both local and global contexts. Our students represent a wide array of adult, community, and higher education practice and scholarship including: post-secondary instruction, community organizations and NGOs, student affairs, cultural and arts organizations, and workplace learning.

Goals for Students in the ACHE Specialization

  • Articulate an understanding of adult, community, and higher ed as areas of scholarship and applied knowledge underpinned by research.
  • Develop skills in effective conceptualization and leadership of adult education programming in higher education and community settings.
  • Demonstrate capacity to critically evaluate research and understand its relation to theory and practice in ACHE (MEd Course-Based); for MEd Thesis-Route, to additionally conceptualize and execute an original research project.

Doctoral Program

Master's Program