Adult Education

Bachelor of Arts in Adult Education (BA AE)

QUICK FACTS

Credential:
Bachelor's degree

Duration:
4 years

How to apply

Start date:
January, May, September 

Location:
Abbotsford campus, Online

Cost:
(Details)

FEATURES:

  • All courses are delivered online with video conference access for classroom sessions
  • Receive credit for prior learning through transfer credits, program-based PLAR, or challenging a course
  • Program eligible for financial aid

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Develop your skills as an adult educator through UFV’s Bachelor of Arts in Adult Education — a mid-career professional development program.

Tailor your studies to fit your busy schedule. All courses are online with the exception of a few classroom sessions, with video conference access if you are a distance student. The program is completely flexible and allows you to:

  • Study part-time or full time
  • Choose online courses on a rotating schedule
  • Take evening and Saturday classes
  • Earn credit for prior learning, including from non-traditional settings

Start your studies by reviewing the foundations of adult education and e-learning. Round up your first 60 credits through a combination of UFV course work, transfer credit, and Prior Learning Assessment.

To earn your upper-level credits, you explore instructional design, adult education theory, and elective topics that fit your interests. All courses pair practical and theoretical coursework with real-life workplace experiences.

Near the end of your degree, solidify your knowledge through three capstone courses where you explore your passions, synthesize your learning, and apply reflective techniques.

View program outline in the UFV Academic Calendar

Additional opportunities

You earn a Workplace Education certificate as part of your degree.

CAREER EXPECTATIONS

As an adult educator, you may provide staff training and development in private businesses, government services, and non-profit organizations.

With a UFV Bachelor of Arts in Adult Education, you can find employment in a range of fields, including:

  • Adult basic education
  • Literacy
  • Teaching English as a second language
  • Employment and vocational counseling
  • Life skills coaching
  • Post-secondary education
  • International education
  • Community service
  • Performance technology
  • Trades training

You may also pursue opportunities to organize and teach in union, labour, and employee education programs.

Most students in the program are working in the adult learning community. They enroll to learn more about this rapidly evolving field, gain formal credentials, and/or prepare for career advancement. 

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

There are 2 options to be accepted into the Bachelor of Arts in Adult Education program.

  • Option 1: 
    Applicants who have attended some post-secondary school. This includes students who have completed the WEC program.
  • Option 2: 
    Applicants who have no post-secondary experience, but have three or more years working in Adult Education or related experience.

View full Bachelor of Arts in Adult Education entrance requirements.

OTHER ADMISSION CATEGORIES

This program is open to international students

UPGRADING OPTIONS

Students who do not meet entrance requirements might consider the Qualifying Studies pathway. Students can also upgrade in order to meet prerequisites for university classes. 

Make an appointment with the Adult Education advisor to discuss your upgrading needs.

QUESTIONS?

Phone: 604-864-4674
Toll free: 1-888-504-7441, ext. 4621
Email: adulted@ufv.ca

Description

Since participating in the program, I have incorporated many of the skills and concepts into my everyday work. I feel strongly that my involvement in the program has enhanced my work, and has given me the critical thinking skills needed to develop new programming and further my career.

  • – Garrison Duke
  •    Director of Employment at Abbotsford Community Services

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