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Adult Education
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Bachelor of Arts (Adult Education) degree

The Bachelor of Arts (Adult Education) degree is a unique mid-career professional development program for people who are instructing, administering, developing programs for, or providing educational support to adult learners. The program consists of 120 credits, which may be achieved through a combination of coursework, credit for prior experience, and transfer credit. Most students are part-time students, taking one or two courses per semester. The program offers students the opportunity to link practical and theoretical course work to the challenges they meet in their work setting, while enhancing their knowledge, skills, and appreciation of the field of adult education.

Entrance requirements

Option 1: University entrance (for students who have attended some post-secondary school)

1. Applicants must satisfy the English language proficiency requirement. For details on how this
requirement may be met, see English language proficiency requirement section of the
calendar.

2. Plus one of the following alternatives:

  • Completion of a minimum of nine credits in courses numbered at the 100-level and above with a
    cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.67 (B-) on all credits attempted; or
  • Completion of a minimum of 30 credits in courses numbered at the 100-level and above with a
    CGPA of 2.00 (C) on all credits attempted; or
  • Completion of the Workplace Education certificate.

Option 2: Departmental discretionary admission

The Adult Education department will also consider applications from working professionals with at
least three years of significant and relevant Adult Education or related experience, even though they may
not possess the required GPA, course grades, or course currency necessary for entry into the degree
program. The department will exercise its discretion in such cases and, where warranted, accept students
on a conditional basis.

Students accepted to the program under this applicant category will be required by the department to
support their application by submitting a resume and/or letters of reference to the program advisor, as
determined by the department.

Note: Applicants must satisfy the English language proficiency requirement. For details on how this
requirement may be met, see English language proficiency requirement section of the
calendar.

Students who do not meet these requirements might consider Qualifying Studies.

When to apply

Applications are accepted for entrance to the Fall, Winter, and Summer semesters. For application deadlines, see Specific intake application process.

How to apply

1. Apply online at ufv.ca/admissions/admissions/apply.

Additional documents required for a complete application:
• Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions you have attended (other than UFV) showing grade/course achievement as per program entrance requirements. To be considered official, transcripts must be sent directly to UFV from the originating institution; see the Transfer Credit section for details. If post-secondary transcripts cannot be provided, evidence of compliance with the English language proficiency requirement must be provided. For details on how this requirement may be met, see English language proficiency requirement section of the
calendar.

2. Students will be advised of an admission decision and provided with registration information. A deposit is required prior to registration (see the Fees and Other Costs section). This money will be applied toward tuition fees. Final payment of all course fees is due the end of the second week of classes.

3. Following notification of admission to the program, students must contact the program advisor in order to create a program plan for their studies.

Basis for admission decision

Applicants who meet the entrance requirements will be admitted in order of their application date. This date is set when an application, all required documentation, and the application fee have been submitted.

Program planning

Applicants seeking credit in the program for previous credentials or educational experience must obtain official transcripts from every post-secondary institution attended, and proof of any previously earned trades qualifications, certificates, or diplomas. To be considered official, transcripts must be sent directly to UFV from the originating institution; see the Transfer Credit section for details. Submit all other official documents directly to the UFV Admission and Records office. These documents are required to assist in planning the program of study.

Program length and locations

The length of time required for program completion depends on the number of courses taken per semester, and the number of credits awarded through transfer credit or Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR).

All courses are offered online with some face-to-face sessions located on the Abbotsford campus via video conference.

Program requirements

The BA (Adult Education) program requires completion of 120 credits with a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.0. At least 45 credits must be from upper-level courses.

Residency requirement

A minimum of 30 credits must be from UFV credit offerings.

Undergraduate continuance

Students must maintain a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of at least 2.00 to remain enrolled in Good Academic Standing at UFV. Students in Good Academic Standing will have no registration limits placed on them. Failure to meet the minimum CGPA requirement will result in restrictions on registration and may eventually lead to academic suspension from the University. Students on Academic Warning or Academic Probation are limited to registering in 10 credits. For further details, see the Undergraduate Continuance section of the academic calendar. Academic standing is governed by UFV’s Undergraduate Continuance policy (92).

Lower-level requirements

A total of 60 credits, acquired through a combination of the following:

1. Credit awarded through Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) to a maximum of 45 credits.

Note: Students applying for credit through PLAR are also required to complete ADED 305.

2. Transfer credit.

3. Credits acquired at UFV or elsewhere.

Note: Students wishing to take courses at other institutions for credit in the BA (Adult Education) program must first obtain permission from the program advisor, and obtain Letters of Permission from UFV and from the other institution.

The completed 60 credits must include:

1. One of ENGL 105, CMNS 125, or CMNS 155

2. One of CMNS 251, ENGL 120, ENGL 130, or ENGL 170

3. ADED 210 (Principles and Practice of Adult Education)

BA (Adult Education) students will not be permitted to enrol in upper-level ADED courses until they have completed at least 30 credits, including the three courses listed above.

Upper-level requirements

1. All of the following or equivalent:

Course Title Credits
ADED 310 Fundamentals of Adult Education 3
ADED 320 Adult Learning 3
ADED 340 Program Planning and Evaluation 3
CMNS 345 Instructional Skills for the Workplace
4
ADED 360 Adult Education in the Canadian Context: History and Trends 3
ADED 370 Guided Independent Study 3
ADED 390 Selecting, Evaluating, and Using Adult Education Research
3
ADED 405 Diversity in Adult Education Contexts
3
ADED 407 Organizational and Workplace Learning 3
ADED 408 Assessing Adult Learning
3
ADED 410 Adult Education and Social Change
3
ADED 420 Adult Education in the Global Context 3
ADED 470 Synthesis Project in Adult Education 3
ADED 472 Reflective Practice
3

2. Any three of the following or equivalent:

Course Title Credits
ADED 350 Storytelling and the Reflective Practitioner
3
ADED 365 History of Aboriginal Adult Education in Canada
3
ADED 380 Educational Technologies
3
CMNS 445 Facilitating Skills for the Workplace
4
ADED 446 Community-based Adult Education Methods
3

3. 9 credits of program electives, chosen in consultation with the program advisor. UFV courses other than ADED courses can be used to satisfy this requirement.

Workload and expectations

Coursework in the program combines theory and practice. Students should expect to spend at least three hours of study and preparation outside of class for each hour of class time.

Course listings

For complete details on courses see the course descriptions section.