Candidates select one of three program options:

  1. Workforce Education and Development Option
  2. Career and Technical Education Option
  3. Business Education and Information Technology Option

Workforce Education and Development Option

Selected Educational Outcomes

  1. Candidates will demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the knowledge, research, and theories appropriate to their major field.
  2. Candidates will demonstrate advanced knowledge and skills appropriate to adult workforce education.
  3. Candidates will demonstrate the ability to engage in focused inquiry on a topic relevant to their particular area of concentration.

Examples of Outcome Assessments

  1. Candidates will successfully develop an approved capstone experience that requires the application of knowledge and skills gained from a series of courses. The capstone project will be evaluated by a team of faculty members.
  2. Candidates will successfully complete culminating assessments in ACED 7640 and ACED 7150.
  3. Program graduates will successfully research a topic including a relevant literature review as part of the requirements of the capstone project.

Career and Technical Education Option

Selected Educational Outcomes

  1. Candidates in advanced teacher education programs have an in-depth knowledge of the content that they teach.
  2. Candidates in advanced teacher education programs select and use a broad range of instructional strategies and technologies that promote student learning, and they will clearly explain the choices they make in their practice.
  3. Candidates in advanced teacher education programs reflect on their practice and are able to identify their strengths and areas of needed improvement.
  4. Candidates in advanced teacher education programs analyze student, classroom, and school performance data and make data-driven decisions about strategies for teaching and learning so that all students learn.

Examples of Outcome Assessments

  1. Candidates in advanced teacher education programs will demonstrate the level of their content knowledge as it relates to current issues in the field as part of the requirements for the capstone project. Candidates will research relevant issues related to their content field and to the pedagogy in that field which will lead to the successful completion of the Capstone Experience Current Issue Research Project.
  2. Candidates in advanced teacher education programs will demonstrate their use of instructional strategies and technologies through completion of a teaching episode.
  3. Candidates in advanced teacher education programs will document reflection on their teaching and will identify areas of strengths and areas for improvement through completion of the COEHS Advanced Teacher Self-Assessment Instrument.
  4. Candidates in advanced teacher education programs will demonstrate their ability to positively impact P-12 learning through performance on an approved capstone experience that requires the application of knowledge and skills gained from a series of courses. The capstone experience will be evaluated by a team of faculty members.

Business Education and Information Technology Option

Selected Educational Outcomes

  1. Candidates will demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the knowledge, research, and theories appropriate to their major field.
  2. Candidates will demonstrate knowledge and skills in advanced Business Education and Information Technology computer applications.
  3. Candidates will demonstrate the ability to engage in focused inquiry on a topic relevant to their particular area of concentration.

Examples of Outcome Assessments

  1. Candidates will successfully develop an approved capstone experience that requires the application of knowledge and skills gained from a series of courses. The capstone project will be evaluated by a team of faculty members.
  2. Candidates will successfully complete specified assessments in the five classes of the Area of Concentration.
  3. Candidates will successfully research a topic and successfully complete a relevant literature review as part of the requirements of the capstone project.

Prior to admission to any graduate program at Valdosta State University, applicants must first submit a completed application to the Graduate School. A completed application packet includes official transcripts from all institutions previously attended, official test scores (GRE or MAT), completed application form, fee, and any additional program requirements, submitted by the admission deadline. To be considered for the preferred term, all required materials must be received by the Graduate School no later than the close of business on the deadline. It is the responsibility of the applicant to allow adequate time for document submission and to ensure receipt of documents.

Admission Deadlines

  • Fall Deadline: July 15
    Spring Deadline: November 15
    Summer Deadline: May 1

Go to the Graduate School website and click on ACED M.Ed. Program for information on:

  • Specific ACED M.Ed. Program Admission Requirements
  • ACED M.Ed. Program Retention, Dismissal, and Readmission Policies
  • ACED M.Ed. Program Graduation Requirements

To Apply Online, click here.

Requirements for the M.Ed. Degree with a Major in Adult and Career Education

Workforce Education and Development Option

Core Courses15
RSCH 7100Research Methodology in Education3
PSYC 7010Learning and Assessment3
or PSYC 7040 Adult Learning and Assessment
ACED 7640Issues and Trends in Adult and Career Education3
ACED 7990Analysis of Research in Adult and Career Education3
ACED 7620Evaluation of Adult and Career Education Programs3
Area of Concentration21
ACED 7100Current Practices in Workforce Education and Development3
ACED 7110Workforce Human Performance Improvement3
ACED 7150Adult Learning and Development3
ACED 7530Supervision and Mentoring in Adult and Career Education3
ACED 7680Contemporary Instructional Practices in Workforce Education3
or ACED 7350 Organizational Learning and Development
Capstone Option A6
Comprehensive Exam
Guided Electives 16
Capstone Option B6
ACED 7950Directed Study in Adult and Career Education3
Guided Elective 13
Total Hours Required for the Degree36
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 Recommended Guided Electives: ACED 7020, ACED 7120, PSYC 7610, PSYC 8360

Requirements for the M.Ed. Degree with a Major in Adult and Career Education

Career and Technical Education Option

Core Courses15
RSCH 7100Research Methodology in Education3
PSYC 7010Learning and Assessment3
or PSYC 7040 Adult Learning and Assessment
ACED 7620Evaluation of Adult and Career Education Programs3
ACED 7640Issues and Trends in Adult and Career Education3
ACED 7990Analysis of Research in Adult and Career Education3
Area of Concentration21
EDUC 5999Professional Orientation0
ACED 7020History and Philosophy of Adult and Career Education3
ACED 7530Supervision and Mentoring in Adult and Career Education3
ACED 7410New Teacher Institute3
or ACED 7680 Contemporary Instructional Practices in Workforce Education
Select one of the following:3
Electronic Courseware Design and Development
Advanced New Teacher Institute
Multimedia Authoring and Design
ACED 7150Adult Learning and Development3
or ACED 7710 Managing the Classroom and Laboratory Learning Environment
ACED 7950Directed Study in Adult and Career Education3
Guided Elective3
Applied Computer Technology
Computer Programming for Business Technology Education
Human Resource Management
Information Management
Organizational Theory and Behavior
Digital Learning Environments
Vision and Planning for Instructional Technology
Total Hours Required for the Degree36

Requirements for the M.Ed. Degree with a Major in Adult and Career Education

Business Education and Information Technology Option

Core Courses15
RSCH 7100Research Methodology in Education3
PSYC 7010Learning and Assessment3
or PSYC 7040 Adult Learning and Assessment
ACED 7620Evaluation of Adult and Career Education Programs3
ACED 7640Issues and Trends in Adult and Career Education3
ACED 7990Analysis of Research in Adult and Career Education3
Area of Concentration21
ACED 7070Advanced Office Procedures3
ACED 7220Improvement of Instruction in Business Technology Education3
ACED 7510Communication in Business Technology Education3
ACED 7610Advanced Web Design and Development3
ACED 8450Multimedia Authoring and Design3
Guided Elective3
Total Hours Required for the Degree36