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Adult, Workforce, and Continuing Professional Education Degree Options

Build your capacity and strengthen your skills to help adult learners reach their goals. Whether you work with adult leaners in educational, workplace, professional or community settings, NC State’s College of Education has master’s or graduate certification options that will equip you to facilitate environments that bring out the best in adults as they participate in the place they work, study and live. 

Why study Adult, Workforce, and Continuing Professional Education at NC State’s College fo Education


Complete your degree or certificate all online

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Integrate the best of established adult and lifelong education topics with emerging
professional fields


Study at a nationally top-ranked college of education and at the university that tops N.C. in value

Through our adult, workforce, and continuing professional education program, you will . . . 

In one of these professions? Consider a degree in Adult, Workforce, and Professional Education.

  • Nonprofit directors, learning officers
  • International education organizations 
  • Social workers in educational settings
  • Health professions (practicing and clinical)
  • Hospital training/learning and assessment departments; IPE centers
  • Workplace instructional designers, training directors, HR 
  • Student services for adult learners, veterans, and advising nontraditional populations
  • K-12 professional development of teachers
  • Community college faculty (Academic, Continuing Ed, Allied Health, Prison Education, Basic Skills)