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Option in Workforce and Adult Education

The master’s degree in Teaching, Learning and Leadership with an option in Workforce and Adult Education is designed for professionals working in a wide range of adult-learning environments, both industry-based and educational. Students will develop and improve knowledge, skills and capacities for successful teaching in adult education, which focuses on CareerTech and technical educators, higher education personnel, career and occupations, counselors and workforce development professionals from all fields.


Our flexible and convenient course delivery is specifically designed for working adults who want to complete their degree in as little as two years. We offer a hybrid of online and face-to-face course options, including evening and weekend options on both the OSU-Stillwater and OSU-Tulsa campuses. 

This 36-hour degree can be completed with either a coursework/thesis (research) option or a coursework/creative component (project option). Students may select an area of emphasis in the field of adult education, teaching, training, career and technical administration or other related workforce and adult education. 


Course information

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Research and Faculty

Our faculty will help you be successful professionals by connecting theory to research to practice. 


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pharmacy student and instructorApplications are accepted on a rolling basis. Students are encouraged to submit application materials at least six weeks prior to the start of the semester. 


To apply to the Teaching, Learning and Leadership - option in Workforce and Adult Education, MS program, complete the following:

  • Graduate College application
  • Transcripts from all previously attended institutions (3.0 minimum undergraduate GPA required) 
  • Current resume/vita
  • Personal goal statement (500 words)

Graduate student resources


Cost & Assistance

Currently enrolled students are also eligible for scholarships offered through the College of Education and Human Sciences. 





Financing graduate school

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