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Adult Education

Faculty: Faculty of Education
Degree(s): Bachelor of Education in Adult Education
Campus: Fredericton

Adult Education is about lifelong learning. It’s about enabling people to continue on a path of learning, of skills development, and of personal enrichment. 

UNB’s Adult Education program combines credit courses with academic research, applied projects, and continuing professional development workshops. You’ll learn how to plan, administer, and deliver training to adults of all ages in all contexts, and you’ll explore principles of adult learning, the nature of adult learners, and the history and philosophy of adult education. 

The Faculty of Education offers a Certificate in Adult Education (CAEd), a Bachelor of Education (BEd) in Adult Education, and a consecutive BEd in Adult Education. 

Why Adult Education at UNB?

Our blended distance technologies enable us to reach students across the country and network with colleagues from around the world. In addition, because our students have at least one year of experience in adult education, you’ll be working alongside professionals with varying degrees of experience in multiple fields. All of this leads to a richer learning experience. 

Hands-on experience

Practicum in Adult Education course – work with an adult education specialist on projects that address learning, training, and development.

Skills you will acquire

  • Plan, administer, and deliver training to adults of all ages
  • Facilitate learning by applying philosophies, theories, and concepts of adult education
  • Monitor and evaluate program effectiveness
  • Recommend and implement changes to improve program effectiveness

Admission Requirements

For admission requirements, select "Education" in our admission requirements tool.

Sample Courses

  • ED3024: Understanding the Adult Learner
  • ED3114: Intro to Workplace Learning
  • ED4061: Advising and Mentoring
  • ED5164: Learning with Technology