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.
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).
Proficiency in English. Applicants whose primary language is not English must demonstrate that their knowledge of English is sufficient to pursue graduate studies in their chosen field. Please refer to the Graduate Admission page for further information on the Language Proficiency requirements and exemptions.
Requirements for the Diploma (Adult Education Program)
Credits. Fully-qualified candidates are required to complete a minimum of 30 credits.
Courses. 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.
All candidates are required to complete the following courses:
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).