Auburn’s Adult Education program provides professional development opportunities for individuals engaged in adult-centered learning and training in a variety of workplaces. Graduates become facilitators who educate, train, manage, retrain, design, deliver, or evaluate activities within the global teaching and learning environment.

With one of the largest programs in the nation, Auburn University’s online program is ranked #14 among the best Colleges of Education by U.S. News & World Report. Auburn’s Adult Education program was one of the first to provide an entirely online and hybrid format, solidifying a commitment to making exceptional education and training available when students are.


Academic Programs of Study

Adult Education programs and certificates prepare learners for careers in adult education fields.I nnovative training options like the Workforce Education, Training, and Development certificate — available fully online and on campus — create dynamic options for students at any stage in their career.

Career Options

  • Assessment and evaluation specialists

  • Institutional researchers

  • Educational program writers and evaluators

  • Accreditation specialists

  • Curriculum and instructional designers

  • Business and industry trainers

  • College and university faculty

  • Teachers of adult basic education

  • Independent training consultants


Leslie Cordie
Associate Professor
Jonathan E. Taylor
Associate Professor, Director of Doctoral Studies
Jane Teel
Associate Clinical Professor
Last updated: 12/18/2023