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Adult Education Graduate Diploma

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.

Degree Requirements

Fully-qualified candidates are required to complete a minimum of 30 credits.

Please see the Education Courses page for course descriptions.

Adult Education Graduate Diploma (30 credits)


credits chosen from:

ADIP 500 Adult Education in Québec as a Field of Study (3.00)
ADIP 585 Integrative Internship I (3.00)
ADIP 586 Integrative Internship II (3.00)


credits chosen from:

ADIP 501 Philosophical Issues in Educational Research (3.00)
ADIP 511 Educational Problems in Philosophical Perspective (3.00)
ADIP 512 Educational Problems in Historical Perspective (3.00)
ADIP 535 Studies in Educational Change (3.00)


credits chosen from:

ADIP 513 Anthropological Concepts and Methods in Education (3.00)
ADIP 514 Social Psychological Foundations of Education (3.00)
ADIP 515 Research Issues and Methodologies in Education (3.00)
ADIP 544 School and Society (3.00)


credits chosen from:

ADIP 510 Adult Education in Québec and Canada (3.00)
ADIP 520 Adults as Learners (3.00)
ADIP 530 Roles and Competencies of Adult Educators (3.00)
ADIP 533 Facilitating Adult Learning (3.00)
ADIP 540 Introduction to Research in Adult Education (3.00)
ADIP 541 Designing Adult Learning Projects (3.00)
ADIP 542 Evaluating Adult Learning Projects (3.00)
ADIP 550 Reflective Practice I (3.00)
ADIP 551 Introduction to Administration of Adult Education Programs (3.00)
ADIP 570 Workshops for Adult Educators (3.00)
ADIP 572 Concepts and Values in Adult Education (3.00)
ADIP 588 Advanced Topics in Adult Education (3.00)
ADIP 589 Advanced Topics in Adult Education (3.00)
ADIP 590 Issues in the Practice in Adult Education (3.00)
ADIP 597 Adult Education I - Selected Topics (3.00)
ADIP 598 Adult Education II - Selected Topics (3.00)


credits chosen from another graduate program in consultation with the graduate 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.

Academic Regulations

  1. Academic Standing. Please refer to the Academic Standing section of the Calendar for a detailed review of the Academic Regulations.
  2. Time Limit. Please refer to the Academic Regulations page for further details regarding the Time Limits.
  3. Graduation Requirement. To graduate, students must have completed all course requirements with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.70.

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