Our program teaches those who help adults improve the way they live and work through advanced learning.


We prepare adult educators to teach their specialty in community colleges; to work in community engagement projects; to conduct literacy, personal development, and workforce-preparation programs; to prepare adult educators for work in grassroots movements and social justice efforts; and for careers in organizational training and development/human resource development.


Students enrolled in our program enjoy the flexibility of online classes—accommodating full- and part-time students located anywhere in the world—and work closely with faculty advisers to select specialized courses to meet their career goals.

Program Features

  • Online Courses

  • Split-Degree (Required/Customized) Focus

  • Intensive One-on-One Mentoring

  • 6-12 Transfer Credit Hour Acceptance

  • Supervised Teaching Practicum and Internship Options

  • Preparation for Doctoral Work


The Adult Education Department was recently listed by Campus Explorer as one of the Top 10 Graduate Schools for Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching!


Adult Education

Buffalo State •  1300 Elmwood Avenue  •  Bacon Hall 122
Buffalo, NY 14222  •  Phone: (716) 878-4303 •  Fax: (716) 878-5833