The field of adult and continuing education comprises a diverse mix of programs, agencies, and people working to assist adult learners in advancing their education.

Help satisfy the growing need for knowledgeable and caring adult educators with an online Post-Master’s Certificate in Adult Education from Walden, a university that has been meeting the needs of adult learners for more than 40 years. By enrolling in an adult education certificate program, you can develop your skills in leading corporate training programs, self-enrichment courses, adult literacy classes, and seminars on building job skills.

This online adult education certificate program offers a holistic view of how adults learn and introduces seminal theories relevant to teaching, learning, and the broader social implications of adult education. Explore new perspectives and current themes in adult education while developing the insights and knowledge you need to encourage and inspire adult students to learn in meaningful, relevant ways.

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  • “Certificate programs from the Riley College of Education and Leadership are designed to help educators like you update your skills as you advance your career. You can participate in Walden’s collaborative online environments as you share ideas with educators across the country.”

    Dr. Kelley Costner
    Associate Dean of Master’s and Undergraduate Programs
    The Richard W. Riley
    College of Education and Leadership

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Completion Requirements

  • 24 total semester credits

This adult education certificate program can be completed in as little as 1 year. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336. Credits earned from this certificate program may be applied toward certain Walden degree programs.


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Curriculum Component Requirements Cost
Courses 24 total semester credit hours $850 per semester credit hour
Technology Fee per semester $160

Tuition and fees are subject to change.

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Walden is committed to providing the information you need to make an informed decision about where you pursue your education. Click here to find detailed information for the Post-Master's Certificate in Adult Education relating to the types of occupations this program may lead to, completion rate, program costs, and median loan debt of students who have graduated from this program.

For assistance in deciding which online certificate program fits your goals, request information or speak with an enrollment advisor by calling 1-866-492-5336. A list of international toll-free phone numbers is available for students outside the United States.