Certificate in Adult Education

Faculty of Education

Certificate in Adult Education

The Certificate program is designed to accommodate those who wish to take only the five adult education courses, and who may have no need or desire to pursue the BEd degree. The certificate is awarded upon successful completion of five education credits with a minimum overall average of 60 percent.

Please refer to the Program Description link above for further information on the five adult education courses.

Candidates who have obtained the Certificate in Adult Education may later apply for the BEd in Adult Education. Students may not be concurrently registered in a certificate and a degree program. All credits earned in the certificate program will be transferable to the degree program. The requirements for the degree, after having received the Certificate in Adult Education, are an additional 10 undergraduate degree credits. Candidates are advised to plan their program carefully in order to fulfill all the necessary degree or certificate requirements.

If you have any questions about the certificate program or about credits needed to acquire a Bachelor of Education (Adult Education) degree after receiving the certificate, please contact the Office of the Registrar.

Courses are taken on a part-time basis, in sequence, one course per session. It requires five sessions of study to complete the five courses in Adult Education. There are three sessions in each calendar year: Fall, Winter and Spring. Each is a full university undergraduate credit course of 72 hours in duration.

Courses are offered online or face-to-face at venues across the province.

Online groups follow the same semester system, meeting a-synchronously on the SAKAI-based LMS, Isaak. Classroom-based learning is offered at a variety of locations throughout the province of Ontario with groups typically meeting full-days on Saturdays.

See our Program brochure and Application form (Online App)

Please note: if your interest is in working as a teacher of children or adolescents (primary/junior, junior/intermediate or intermediate/senior), you should be looking to the BEd leading to the Ontario Certificate of Qualification. For more information about that program and its requirements, please visit the Teacher Education website.

The following is a list of host venues at which courses may be offered:

  • Brock University (St. Catharines and Hamilton)
  • Bruce Power Visitors’ Centre (Tiverton)
  • Cambrian College (Sudbury)
  • Canadian Forces Base Borden (Borden)
  • Canadian Forces Base Kingston (Kingston)
  • Centennial College (Scarborough)
  • Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning (Kitchener)
  • Durham College (Oshawa and Whitby)
  • Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning (Toronto)
  • Lambton College (Sarnia)
  • London Chamber of Commerce (London)
  • Loyalist College (Belleville)
  • Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology (Hamilton)
  • NAV CANADA Training Institute (Cornwall)
  • Northern College of Applied Arts and Technology (Timmins)
  • St. Clair College of Applied Arts and Technology (Windsor and Chatham)
  • St. Lawrence College (Brockville)
  • Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology (North York)
  • Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning (Oakville)
  • Sir Sandford Fleming College (Peterborough)
  • Toronto Police College (Toronto)
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