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USD/LERN Master of Arts in EDAD

The Master of Arts in Educational Administration, with a specialization in Adult & Higher Education, is a distinctive master's degree that combines the academic, theoretical and research findings of adult and continuing education with the practical application of the responsibilities and duties of adult and continuing education administrators.  This one-of-a-kind degree program is made possible through a collaboration with the University of South Dakota and the Learning Resources Network (LERN).

This unique program has been designed at the request of adult and continuing education administrators interested in receiving graduate credit by combining the practical, professional education that LERN offers with essential academic education from the University of South Dakota, a highly respected higher education institution.

The combination of USD curriculum and LERN institutes and courses allows working professionals to gain extensive knowledge in the area of adult and higher education, as well as to obtain practical tools that are applicable and beneficial to their organization. 

USD Course Requirements for MA in EDAD

LERN Seminars 

LERN Online Courses


Program at a Glance


Mary Thompson2 "The USD/LERN Master of Arts in Educational Administration was exactly what I was looking for in a graduate program.  It has been an amazing experience that I highly recommend to other educators."
Mary Thompson, Project Manager