Adult Education Associate’s Degree Programs

Career Options

  • Adult Educator
  • Literacy Teacher
  • Self-Improvement Teacher

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These projections are estimates based on data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Most adult education encompasses teaching adults a variety of subjects in many different places such as colleges or universities or even small groups within a company setting. People who teach adults may even work one on one with their students.

Adult educators usually have some work experience in a certain field of expertise. The degree gives them an opportunity to use their skills and impart them to their students. Obviously, you should love to teach adults and have strong people skills to become an educator. Administration and management of grades is often an important aspect of teaching, so learning statistics is a good idea.

Classes in adult education give information on how to deal with adult psychology, program development and planning and adult development. Your courses must be informational but they also should be interesting. Lesson planning is an essential part of any adult education curriculum.

An associate’s degree in adult education will give you the opportunity to work in a graduate setting with people who are interested in the subject you are teaching. If you have been in the economics field, for example, you might want to teach microeconomics to adults.

Training and adult education graduates are very much in demand. Companies emphasize training within the workplace so that workers do not have to miss work and also, it gives workers incentive to grow within their organizations.

An associate’s degree in adult education are usually focused on vocational education. Adult vocational educators often start with an associate’s degree and then widen their interests when they get more experience and may pursue a Bachelor’s degree. Most schools require at least a Bachelor’s degree for people who want to pursue a career in adult education, which means that after taking an associate’s degree for two years, you can transfer your credits from an accredited program and study a Bachelor’s degree.

Adult Education Associate’s Degree Programs Enrolling Now

South College

At South College we welcome students from all different stages of life and career. Whether you are pursing a degree for the first time, going back to school as an adult learner, or furthering your career with an advanced degree, our faculty and staff will partner with you to give your dreams direction.

Enjoy a small college environment with a variety of educational programs and courses offered at varying times including day, evening, and Saturday classes, with select courses offered online.

At South College, the primary goal of each curriculum is to prepare students to pursue the career of their choice. Students will find challenging courses provided in a supportive atmosphere.

South College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award degrees at the doctorate, master’s, baccalaureate, associate and certificate levels.


Lincoln College of New England

At Lincoln College of New England (LCNE), we offer everything you’ll find at traditional 4-year colleges: quality academics, a wide range of career-focused programs to choose from and a highly knowledgeable faculty. We pride ourselves on what sets us apart from traditional schools: a personal approach with strong emphasis on your individual success as a student.

Our personalized approach to academics has been LCNE’s trademark for success. We maintain a limited class size and employ dedicated college instructors to make this student-centric approach possible. This personalized academic route is what truly defines LCNE and sets us apart from other colleges. It gives our graduates the competitive advantage they need to set out into the workforce.

Lincoln College of New England offers students degree programs in the fields of Health Sciences, Business, Communications, Hospitality, and much more. All of our Bachelor’s Degrees, Associate Degrees, and Certificate programs offer in-depth curricula to help you excel in the career of your choice. Students can also take advantage of flexible class schedules and available on-campus housing. Whichever program you choose, count on success in your future career with the skills, confidence and credentials you’ll gain at Lincoln College of New England!