Project-based MEd in adult education and community engagement

The Master of Education (MEd) in the adult education and community engagement focus area of leadership studies is an 18-unit program intended for students with diverse backgrounds. Our faculty members bring local, national and international perspectives to the work.

Learn about admission requirements.

We also offer a thesis-based MA program. Candidates must choose their specific degree, MEd or MA, beforing the program.


Courses will be offered online, face to face and summer intensive.

The MED program consists of 18.0 units of coursework and project. Visit the Academic Calendar for up-to-date information and course descriptions. Students in the program are scheduled to complete their program over the course of two years of full-time study.

Year 1

Term Course
Sept-Dec ED-D 533D: Critical Discourses in Leadership (1.5 units)
ED-D 538A: Community Leadership and Adult Learning (1.5 units)
Jan-Apr ED-D 538B Cultural Leadership & Social Learning Through the Arts (1.5 units)
ED-D 539A: Leadership, Learning and Social Justice (1.5 units)
May-June ED-D 540: Women, Learning and Leadership (1.5 units)
ED-D 591E Selected Topics: Community Engaged Learning & Practice (1.5 units)
July ED-D 561B: Research Methods in Leadership (1.5 units)

Year 2

Term Course
Sept-Dec ED-D 598: Project (3.0 units)
Jan-April ED-D 591E Selected Topics: Narratives of Leadership and Inquiry (1.5 units)
April ED-D 597: Comprehensive Examination* (1.5 units)

Total units: 18

*This is the final requirement of the program