Adult and Continuing Education (ACE) Master of Science


The online Master of Science degree program in ACE is a field-based program designed to serve adult learners who may be employed on a full-time basis. The comprehensive program is intended for individuals who serve in instructional, training, leadership, or professional roles in human services areas of business, industry, government, community agencies, health care, or education. Students will learn to teach adults by gaining classroom knowledge, experiencing work-based activities, and participating in projects intended to develop the competencies used by professionals in the areas of Adult Education and Evaluation, and Career and Technical Center Teaching.

Marshall’s Adult and Continuing Education faculty have real-world experience and understand the needs of working professional educators. Each course is designed to align with national standards for adult education and training and development professionals, and our instructors seek to provide relevant information and experiences to students.

Mission Statement

The online program shall be centrally related to the Marshall University Board of Governors Approved Mission Statement of the Institution. The mission of the Marshall University Adult and Continuing Education (ACE) Program is to provide its graduates with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to be successful in the global economy and society of the 21st century.

Online Delivery Means Accessibility and Convenience for Students

Our faculty have years of experience in teaching internet-based courses for adult working professionals. Through this experience, the faculty have developed unmatched expertise in designing and teaching online courses. One-on-one advising (face-to-face, online, phone, email) is available to every student from program entry through completion.

Programs of Study – Areas of Emphasis

Adult Education and Evaluation
Career and Technical Center Teaching
ACE Program Courses

Areas of Emphasis – Plans of Study Forms

Master of Science (MS) in Adult Education and Evaluation
Master of Science (MS) in Career and Technical Center Teaching

Program Brochure

ACE Program Brochure 2019

Applying Online

Graduate Admissions Application

Contact Information

Dr. Feon Smith-Branch, Associate Professor — Program Coordinator (Huntington Campus)
Phone: 304-696-2381

Dr. Tim Melvin, Assistant Professor
Phone: 304-696-3624

Tammy Jones – Administrative Secretary Sr.
Phone: 304-746-2514

Huntington Campus
Education Building Room 220
One John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV 25755
Phone: 304-696-3131

South Charleston Campus
100 Angus E. Peyton Drive
South Charleston, WV 25303
Phone: 304-746-1992