As the name suggests, an adult education masters prepares you to work with adult learners. This might be in a college setting, in online education, military education or in corporate training. A masters degree in this field offers plenty of career options in teaching and training.
The programs are based on adult learning philosophy, known as andragogy. In andragogy, learners are assumed to be self-motivated, self-directed, and have accumulated life experiences that need to be accounted for in course design and delivery. All these considerations result in a totally different learning experience to that which many of the adults might have experienced during their earlier years in secondary education.
This page provides information on what is studied and where you can study it. You might also like to check out the adult education programs page and the adult education doctorate programs page for more details.