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Career Opportunities

According to U.S. Department of Labor projections, jobs in high demand include business, creative services, health care, science and technology, and social services.

The majority of the students in our master’s in adult and community education program are currently employed in fields such as these. They are seeking to improve their skills, obtain a promotion, or move into a different business unit or field.

This field is growing because organizations are prioritizing training programs in the workplace to boost the professional development and retention of today’s employees. Plus, there is an increased need for adult and community educators within corporations and community organizations.

Typically, people interested in this degree program are engaged in or oriented toward management, administrative or teaching careers in areas such as program planning and facilitation, training and development, health care services, non-profit organizations, and higher education.

Specialized areas of practice within the field of adult and community education include:

  • adult basic education
  • community education and organizing
  • adult and family literacy
  • professional and continuing education
  • online or distance education
  • human resource development
  • workplace learning
  • informal education
  • educational outreach
  • postsecondary education
  • religious education
  • social advocacy and action
Online and Distance Education
David Letterman Communication and Media Building (LB), Room 131
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern time, Monday-Friday
Phone: 1-800-872-0369 or 765-285-1581
Fax: 765-285-7161
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