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Faculty of Education
UNB Fredericton

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Master of Education in Adult Education

Adult education, including higher and distance education, prepares students to develop, implement, facilitate or administer programs and services for adults in the private and public sectors.

Research in the area includes:

  • history of adult education in Canada
  • theories of adult learning
  • critical reflective practice
  • evaluation studies
  • instructor preparation
  • the use of distance technologies
  • teaching in higher education.


Applicants to the MEd in Adult Education are required to hold a four-year undergraduate degree with a grade point average of at least 3.0 (B, or equivalent). They must also have the equivalent of two years of full-time practical experience working in relevant aspects of adult education.


The MEd in Adult Education has an open deadline date (must submit three months prior to intended start date).