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Adult Education (GrDip)

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Degree
Graduate Diploma (GrDip)
Department
Faculty
Program type
Course-based
Primary campus
Sir George Williams (SGW)
Duration
1 year
Credits
30 credits
Start term
Fall, Winter
Experiential learning
Internship

Program overview

The Graduate Diploma in Adult Education is designed to enhance the practice of adult education (Andragogy) through a study of the theories and techniques available to adult educators. The program is well-suited to mature students who wish to return to graduate level studies after a hiatus and to those who plan on doing a Master's in Educational Studies. You may specialize in an area of your choosing by selecting courses which reflect your professional interests. Students enrolled in the program include school administrators, business managers and nursing educators, among many other professions.

Program structure

Admission requirements

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
  • Active involvement in some area of adult education or the equivalent of one year’s experience in the field (e.g., as group leader, trainer, nurse educator, volunteer worker or 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 English language proficiency page for further information on requirements and exemptions.

Application process


Application deadlines

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FALL

December 1

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WINTER

August 1

summer

SUMMER

n/a


Priority will be given to complete applications submitted by the deadline. In some cases, programs may continue to accept applications as long as there is space available.

International students: Considering the waiting period involved in meeting the entry requirements to Canada and Quebec, we strongly encourage international applicants to apply early and submit supporting documents prior to the deadline.

Tuition

Tuition fees

The tuition fees of the program may differ depending on your student status. To estimate the cost of your education at Concordia, go through five (5) easy steps.


Awards and funding

Funding packages are generally available for students in thesis-based programs. Course-based students are eligible for a number of donor awards, and may consult with their department for program-specific opportunities.

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Develop a diverse set of research skills that allow you to analyze complex educational problems with insight and depth. Graduate to influence policy and practice in a variety of educational settings.

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