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Adult Education Graduate Certificate

School of Education

Overview 

You can do a lot with a Capella Adult Education Certificate. With a relatively small investment of time, graduates of the program have gone on to highly rewarding careers as adjunct professors, education specialists, program directors as well as corporate managers.

Supplement your previous educational experiences by building a foundational knowledge of major competency areas, and focus on characteristics of adult learners and the adult education profession, as well as adult education settings, philosophies, principles and theories. Certificate credits earned can also be applied toward Capella's MS in Higher Education program.

Many of the Adult Education Certificate professors are published authors, sit on executive academic boards, or have started their own educational institutions.

Detailed Program Information

Get all the details about cost, courses, requirements, and more.

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Classes Start December 4th

Ready to get started? We’re ready for you. Chat with an enrollment counselor or apply now to take the first step on the journey toward your future. 

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Cost & Learning Format

Online education isn’t one size fits all. We know you’re busy—you need a learning experience tailored to your life, not the other way around. Capella has learning and tuition formats to suit you, however you learn. 

Our original learning format offers extra structure for those who want it.  We'll set the schedule, you meet the deadlines. 

  • Based on the quarter system; 1–3 courses per 10-week quarter
  • 1 semester credit = 1.5 quarter credits
  • Weekly assignments and courseroom discussions
  • Pay for what you take, price varies by courseload or term
$7,434$9,280*   MAX TRANSFER CREDITS–TYPICAL TRANSFER CREDITS
$424 per credit, 20 total quarter credits, 4 max transfer credits

Get the Details

Speak with an enrollment counselor to get a personalized cost estimate for what you can expect to pay.

Adult Education Certificate Program Online - Capella University

*This is only an estimate, using general program pricing. Your price may be higher or lower depending on your specialization, transfer credits, and tuition discounts. The prices above show what you would pay if you brought in the average number of transfer credits or the maximum allowed transfer credits.  

Ways to Save

At Capella, we believe your education is an investment in your future. It’s also an investment within your grasp. Your goals are achievable—there are more ways to save than you might think. 

Transfer Credits

We can accept many transfer credits from regionally accredited schools. 

Learn about Transfer Credits »

Grants

Grants are federal education funds that never need to be paid back. 

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Federal Work Study

This program provides part-time jobs to reduce your loan debt amounts. Talk to an enrollment counselor to learn more.

Sample Courses

Some of the courses you will take:

Course Number Course Title
ED5317 Foundations of Adult Education
ED5340 Theories and Principles of Adult Learning
ED5344 Strategies and Best Practices for Teaching and Learning

Faculty & Support

You’re never going it alone at Capella. Our dedicated faculty and support teams are waiting to guide, help, and advise you through every step of your educational journey.

Enrollment Counselors

These folks are superstars. We hear it from our students (and grads). They’re here to help find a program fit and set you up for success.  

Coaches

From enrollment to graduation, coaches help you stay on track. They know your program, answer questions, and cheer you on.

Faculty

Our distinguished faculty members hold top credentials in their fields. They’re here to teach the knowledge and skills you’ll need, now.

Writing Support

These skilled communicators offer free tutoring services and multiple resources to sharpen your writing skills.

Adult Education Certificate Program Online - Capella University

Ready for the Next Step?

Learning online doesn't mean going it alone. Help is here. From faculty, coaches, advisors, and more. Plus a supportive community of students who are as passionate about their careers as you are about yours.