The Adult Learning and Education (ALE) program at the University of British Columbia is the oldest graduate adult education program in Canada with historical roots in traditions of social welfare, community development and extension education. ALE is concerned with the development of scholars and practitioners who will shape society in ways that promote lifelong learning for all. Our ALE program challenges students to understand the diverse contexts in which adult learning occurs and their role in these from a wide variety of theoretical, conceptual and philosophical perspectives.
The M.Ed. program is considered a professional degree for people who wish to work as practitioners in any adult education setting, most often as instructors, program planners, consultants or administrators.
Our ALE programs are oriented to lifelong education for all and to education and learning that supports social justice, community development and democratic engagement. Students learn about theories, philosophies, histories, practices, policies and current issues in the broad field of adult learning and education. We began in 1957 and were the first graduate program in Canada and one of the oldest in North America.
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- Teaching Adults
- Developing Short Courses, Workshops and Seminars
- The Community Practice of Adult Education
- An Overview of Adult Education
- Foundations of Adult Learning and Education
- Adult Education Program Planning Theory
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
Normally, applicants for a master's degree program must hold the academic equivalent of a four-year bachelor's degree from UBC including one of the following:
- A minimum overall average in the B+ range (76% at UBC) in third- and fourth-year courses.
- Academic standing with at least 12 credits of third- or fourth-year courses in the A grade range (80% or higher at UBC) in the field of study.
- Most three-year, Bologna-compliant degrees from research-intensive universities are acceptable as a basis for admission to master's programs at UBC.
International13604 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 13604 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
National7285 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 7285 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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