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.
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 Graduate Admission page for further information on the Language Proficiency requirements and exemptions.
•ADIP 551Introduction to Administration of Adult Education Programs (3.00)
•ADIP 570Workshops for Adult Educators (3.00)
•ADIP 572Concepts and Values in Adult Education (3.00)
•ADIP 588Advanced Topics in Adult Education (3.00)
•ADIP 589Advanced Topics in Adult Education (3.00)
•ADIP 590Issues in the Practice in Adult Education (3.00)
•ADIP 597Adult Education I - Selected Topics (3.00)
•ADIP 598Adult 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.
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).