FAQ

Faculty of Education




FAQ


  1. How does the Adult Education office communicate with me?
  2. When do classes start?
  3. What are the fees and are they tax deductible?
  4. How do I access library resources?
  5. Who should I contact for academic advice?
  6. What if I experience difficulty with my studies – where can I go for help?
  7. How long will it take me to complete the certificate program if I pursue a continuous pace of part-time study?
  8. What if I need more time to complete the program?
  9. How easy would it be for me to take as much as a year of time off between courses?
  10. Can I move from the certificate program to the BEd in Adult Education program?
  11. If I complete the certificate first and then move on to the degree program, will I receive credit for courses completed through the certificate program?

 

How does the Adult Education office communicate with me?
Email is our most common way to reach you. We must use your Brock e-mail address to ensure that information is confidential, secure and transmitted reliably. Occasionally we may communicate with you by telephone. Our Academic Advisor is available by phone at 905 688 5550 x5811, by email, fharrison@brocku.ca and via her Skype address: acadvisoraded

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When do classes start?
Fall session courses will run from September through the beginning of December.
Winter classes run January to April.
Spring classes run April to July.
For registration information and further details, please refer to the timetable at Adult Education Guide Links.

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What are the fees and are they tax deductible?
Each full credit course is approximately $1,184 (Canadian) for all students. This fee is applicable to all full credit Adult Education courses and is subject to change. All other Brock courses will be at the standard rate for undergraduate courses. You should also budget approximately $250 for course text and materials per course. Tuition fees for the Brock courses are tax deductible.

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How do I access library resources?
The Library offers the online Adult Education Research Guide to assist you with your research and writing assignments

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Who should I contact for academic advice?
Felicity Harrison and Stella Han are our Academic Advisors and can be reached at acadvisoraded@brocku.ca or 905 688 5550, x5911. They are also available via Skype: acadvisoraded. Their office hours are Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. They respond to email and voice mail messages in a timely manner. 

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If I experience difficulty with my studies – where can I go for help?
You should start by speaking to your course facilitator. Our facilitators are talented adult educators with graduate academic credentials and significant professional experience. They can help you through challenges that you may encounter. Also, there are resources available through Brock's Student Development Centre

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How long will it take me to complete the certificate program if I pursue a continuous pace of part-time study?
If you plan to take the five core courses in sequence over five consecutive sessions then you will complete your certificate in five semesters of study or approximately one and a half years.

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What if I need more time to complete the program?
We understand that adult learners lead busy lives and we accommodate those who need to extend their studies over longer periods. We encourage you to complete the program in as timely a manner as possible. However, you have the option of taking time off and not registering for a course in a particular term if you should need to take a break from your studies.

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How easy would it be for me to take as much as a year of time off between courses?
We try to make transitions in and out of the program as seamless as possible. We recommend that you do not interrupt your progression through our courses for an extended period of more than six months at any one time. Course curriculum is subject to change. Those changes may affect your ability to resume your sequence of courses. Our Academic Advisor is always available to assist you with decisions regarding your study progress over time.

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Can I move from the certificate program to the BEd in Adult Education program?
Yes – we provide that kind of flexibility in our program. We’re delighted when students in our certificate program decide to pursue their degree with us. In fact, Brock is the only Ontario university to offer a first degree option in a Bachelor of Education in Adult Education program. The first degree option is for people who do not already hold an undergraduate degree. To qualify for the first degree program you must have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent mature student status.
Talk to your Academic Advisor, Felicity Harrison, about the criteria for applying to the degree program.

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If I complete the certificate first and then move on to the degree program, will I receive credit for courses completed through the certificate program?
Yes. Both the certificate and degree programs require students to complete the five core ADED courses. Any core courses that you complete as a certificate student will give you a head start on your degree requirements. The degree program also involves additional context and elective credits. Students who indicated in their application to the certificate program that they have previous post-secondary studies may be eligible for advanced standing in the degree program. That will be determined by the Registrar’s office when you apply to the degree program.

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