More and more people are returning to school to revamp their careers or update their skills, and that means growing opportunities for people passionate about adult education.

The concentration in Adult and Continuing Education Leadership prepares students for leadership positions in a wide range of postsecondary programs, including vocational and technical education, university extension, continuing education, training and human resource development, adult basic education, adult literacy, and community education.

Why Choose Our Program?

As a student in UWM’s School of Education, you’ll benefit from all that our adult education graduate program offers:

  • Academic study based on knowledge of the social sciences and educational research relevant to adult education.
  • An academic program designed around the special interests, training, and challenges of students and the organizations in which they work or hope to work, in the United States or abroad.
  • Internationally known faculty at Wisconsin’s most diverse university.
  • Small class sizes that allow you to really get to know your professors and classmates.
  • Flexible class options, including classes that meet once a week, alternating weeks and online.
  • Opportunities for supervised field intern experience.

Program Information

Program Overview and Courses (PDF)

2 in 1: Earn A Master’s Degree & Certificate

At the UW-Milwaukee School of Education Department of Administrative Leadership, you can earn a Master’s degree and a certificate, individually or at the same time. These offerings are perfect for anyone looking to advance their career in higher education, adult and continuing education, and for educators in the healthcare field.

2 in 1: Earn A Master’s Degree & Certificate (PDF)

Note: You must complete an application (including the application fee) for both programs.

For More Information

To view this webpage: aded.uwm.edu

Robert Longwell-Grice
(414) 229-3059
robert@uwm.edu

Online Focus Areas

Human Resource and Workforce Development
This program prepares you for leadership positions in a wide range of areas: pre-employment training and workforce development, staff development and continuing professional education focusing on job-related skills and competencies, as well as leadership and management development. All courses are taught online.

Benefits of the online program include:

  • Convenience – you study at your own time and pace.
  • Excellent student support services – 24/7 help desk, financial aid, virtual library and online registration.
  • Ability to complete a master’s degree program in two years.
  • Ability to grow and develop in writing, in-depth exploration of human resource and workforce development theoretical frameworks, and practical application.
  • Courses taught online by full-time, nationally recognized faculty members with practitioner experience.
  • Tradition of a long-term, accredited university.

Program Requirements (PDF)

Instructional Design, Educational Technology, and Online Support Services
This focus area emphasizes the use of technology for instruction of adults, instructional design, online education, issues related to the use of technology for adult learning, and online student support services. It is designed for individuals interested in working as instructional designers; technology consultants; academic success coaches; center managers; tutoring coordinators; online advisors; student service personnel; or adult educators in staff development, training, business, or continuing education settings. All courses are taught online.

Benefits of the online program include:

  • Convenience – you study at your own time and pace.
  • Excellent student support services – 24/7 help desk, financial aid, virtual library and online registration.
  • Ability to complete a master’s degree program in two years.
  • Ability to grow and develop in writing; in-depth exploration of instructional design, education technology and online support services; and practical application.
  • Courses taught online by full-time, nationally recognized faculty members with practitioner experience.
  • Tradition of a long-term, accredited university.

Program Requirements (PDF)

Portfolio Information

Adult & Continuing Education Leadership Portfolio Information

Application Information

Learn more about the Administrative Leadership application process and your next steps.

Program Faculty

Dr. Cheryl Baldwin
Program Coordinator & Assistant Professor

Dr. Simone C. O. Conceição
Professor

Dr. Barbara Daley
Professor

Dr. Liliana Mina
Clinical Assistant Professor