The Graduate diploma in Adult Education is designed to enhance the practice of adult education (Andragogy) through the provision of formal study in the theoretical foundations, methods, techniques and problem solving for the professional adult educator working in a variety of settings.
You may specialize in an area of your own professional goals by selecting courses which reflect this interest. This program is an equally optimal entry for mature students returning to graduate work and who want to gain familiarity with graduate level studies before committing to a Master in Educational Studies program.
Join a diverse student body, originating from Québec, Canada and internationally, that is comprised of working professionals, educators and administrators in public and private schools, business and advertising managers and nurse educators among others.
Requirements for the Diploma (Adult Education Program)
Credits. Fully-qualified candidates are required to complete a minimum of 30 credits.
C Rule. If one “C” grade is received it will count toward the required or optional courses in the program. However, if a student receives a second “C” grade, the case will be reviewed by the program’s faculty Committee which will recommend to the School of Graduate Studies whether the student shall be permitted to continue in the program. If allowed to continue, the student must either repeat one of the courses that was granted a “C” or register for an acceptable substitute approved by the Graduate Program Director. If any further “C” grades are received, the student will be withdrawn from the program. Students who have been withdrawn may apply for re-admission.
F Rule. Graduate students who receive a failing grade in the course of their studies will be withdrawn from the program unless continuation in the program is requested by the student’s program or Faculty and approved by the School of Graduate Studies. Students who have been withdrawn may apply for re-admission. Students who receive another failing grade after re-admission will be withdrawn from the program and will not be considered for re-admission.
Courses. All candidates are required to complete the following courses: ADIP 500, 585 and 586 and
3 credits chosen from ADIP 501, 511, 512, 535, and
3 credits chosen from ADIP 513, 514, 515, 544, and
9 credits chosen from ADIP 510, 520, 530, 533, 540, 541, 542, 550, 551, 570, 572, 588, 589, 590, 597, 598, and 6 credits chosen from another graduate program, in consultation with the graduate program director or student advisor.
In special circumstances students may, in consultation with the graduate program director or student advisor, individualize their program of study within the standards set out by the School of Graduate Studies.
Admission Requirements. For admission, a Bachelor’s/Baccalaureate degree or equivalent is required. Entry into the program is based upon an assessment of the background and skills of the individual applicant. Applicants should be actively involved in some area of adult education or have the equivalent of one year’s experience in the field, (for example, as group leader, trainer, nurse educator, volunteer worker, administrator in an academic institution, business, industry, government or community organization).
Language Requirement. For students whose first language is neither English or French, a test of English language proficiency is required prior to admission. To fulfill this requirement, the student must provide one of the following: 1) TOEFL iBT results of 90+; 2) TOEFL PBT result of 577+ with a writing score of 5.0+; 3) an IELTS score of 7+; or, 4) proof that the student has achieved the level of Concordia’s English 212 course (testing is available through Concordia University’s English Department—please contact that Department for further details).
*Fall: Late applications may be considered until April 30.
Priority will be given to those who apply within the official deadlines listed above. Some programs may continue to accept applications after these deadlines. For more information, please contact the department.
Our faculty members are a diverse group of educators committed to excellence in teaching, research and community service. They are well known for their strong research profiles that inform their teaching and afford graduate students the opportunity to work on cutting edge research.
The Graduate Symposium in the Department of Education (GSDE) is an annual event that invites students across Canada to present their research. The GSDE is a student-run conference and offers you the opportunity to learn more about presenting at an academic conference, grant applications and event planning.
Our alumni are employed in a range of education-related positions, as teachers and trainers, consultants, program developers and evaluators in educational institutions, industry and government, health care facilities, the military, community service agencies and the private sector.
The courses offered for the Diploma in Adult Education (ADIP) are cross-listed with either the third year level undergraduate (ADED/ADIP) courses or with the graduate ESTU courses (ADIP/ESTU). Therefore, the students who want to consider making a move to the MA in Educational Studies (ESTU) with the Adult Education concentration option are advised to take the courses cross-listed with ESTU (ADIP/ESTU).