Since many adults will return to the classroom at various stages in their lives, educators can benefit from specialized training that helps adults refresh their skills or change careers. The Adult Education program is designed to give educators the tools and skills to help adults realize their goals. Learning is a life-long endeavour, and the program is suited to those interested in enhancing their skills as:
Industrial and business training specialists and consultants
Minimum cut-off averages should be used as indicators. The cut-off data may change depending on the applicant pool. Applicants who meet the stated minimum requirements are not guaranteed admission to these programs.
Relevant work experience will be given consideration.
Applicants whose first language is not English and who are not Canadian citizens or landed immigrants must achieve a satisfactory performance on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) before being considered for admission. This requirement will be waived for foreign students completing their undergraduate degrees at a university where English is the language of instruction. Students with marginal English proficiency may be asked to complete language courses as program co requisites.
Students must take 24 credits, including three core courses and 15 credits chosen from Adult Education courses with the permission of the Program Director.
Students registered in the Minor in Adult Education may, if they wish, register for the Internship: ADED 496 and ADED 497. Although this is not a requirement, it is highly recommended as an experiential "hands on" work/study experience.
Students must take 30 credits, including five four core courses (1512 credits: ADED 201, ADED 202, ADED 220,AIDED 496 and ADED 497) and 1215 credits chosen from Adult Education (ADED) offerings and 3three credits chosen as an elective from cognate courses with the permission of the Programme Director.
The Department has several specialized facilities that support student engagement in the practical application of their studies. Computers are integrated into all aspects of student life at the graduate and undergraduate levels and every seminar room is designed to support computer use by faculty members and students alike.