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Adult Education at UFV equips its graduates with the full set of strategies and tools to engage and empower learners in their own specific academic, workplace, and community educational contexts.
How do you engage employees in HR training?
What is the best way to train new employees?
How is learning in an onsite workshop different than an online webinar?
The Adult Education minor offers students a suite of knowledge and skills to answer these questions. With an Adult Education minor you gain transferrable skills that are relevant to your discipline. These include the development and application of theoretical knowledge and practical skills related to curriculum, instructional design, teaching, and assessment to the formal, informal, and non-formal learning spaces.
An Adult Education minor adds significant value to the following degrees:
For example, it would provide a strong base for a CIS student to take on mentoring roles in an evolving knowledge-intensive industry; a BA (Criminal Justice) grad to plan and implement training; an Environmental Studies student to engage in community education; and a Kinesiology student in blending teaching and assessment effectively in their work in physical education.
To enrol in the program, you must meet all three conditions:
What do adult education professionals do?
Adult Education professionals help adults learn. Learning can take place in a classroom, a jobsite, or a workshop. It can look like teaching, training, mentoring, coaching or leading in many contexts. What all adult education professionals have in common is an interest in working with adult learners.
What industries need adult education professionals?
Adult education professionals work in many fields. Actually - they can be found in almost any field where adults are! Their title is not always "Adult Educator".
You can find adult education professionals working in:
With an Adult Education minor you are ready to help others learn in your field of choice.
What types of careers may graduates be prepared for?
Reporting that their coursework is very relevant and work-related, Adult Education graduates have a high degree of success securing employment. Students completing a minor in Adult Education will have an advantage when applying for and performing in jobs in their own major field of study be it traditional, evolving, or emergent.
Some job titles include:
Adult educators often work in areas of adult basic education, literacy, teaching English as a second language, employment and vocational counselling, life skills coaching, and post-secondary education. You will find adult educators active in international education, community service, and performance technology. They also teach workers and apprentices in the trades, and organize and teach in union, labour, and employee education programs.
Requirements for general admission to UFV may be found in the online calendar at:
The entrance requirements of the Bachelor of Arts degree will apply to the Adult Education minor program. Students can declare a minor in Adult Education after completion of at least 30-60 university-level credits in the BA. Students must have a CGPA of 2.00 to declare.
A minor in Adult Education prepares you to: