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Conference Opportunities
Our annual Adult and Community Education Conference, held on the Ball State campus in Muncie, Indiana, means you can attend, present, and meet internationally recognized adult educators and researchers in the field.

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Why get a master’s degree in adult and community education at Ball State?

  • This master’s degree has a proven track record with a 60-year history.
  • You can choose from face-to-face courses, online courses, or a blend of both.
  • Designed specifically for adults, the program has some evening or Saturday classes.
  • Our master's is the only one in this discipline in the state of Indiana that gives you the option of taking face-to-face courses.
  • A program for practitioners, you’ll do projects—such as evaluating a program in your workplace—instead of taking tests.
  • Such project-based learning affords you with the opportunity to connect theories and methodologies with real-world experiences.
  • Racial and ethnic diversity is a hallmark of the program.
  • With classes averaging between 12 and 15 students, the program’s professors are your personal mentors.
  • Adult learner principles are taught and demonstrated since each professor has a different teaching philosophy.
  • You will learn to deliver adult education programs to learners of diverse backgrounds, needs, learning styles, and professional goals.
  • Up to 30 credit hours can be transferred into Ball State’s EdD in adult, higher, and community education.
  • You will conduct or participate in research studies, present at conferences, and submit journal articles.
  • You will have access to textbook authors and internationally known leaders in the field via adult, continuing, and community education conferences, video conferencing, and direct one-on-one communications.
Online and Distance Education
David Letterman Communication and Media Building (LB), Room 131
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Hours: 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Eastern time, Monday-Friday. These adjusted summer hours will end August 8.
Phone: 1-800-872-0369 or 765-285-1581
Fax: 765-285-7161
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