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The Faculty of Education > Undergraduate Certificate in Adult Learning and Education

The Undergraduate Certificate in Adult Learning and Education provides an introduction to the broad field of adult learning and education including the philosophical and historical foundations of adult education, its contributions to civil society, the state and the market.

Admission/Eligibility to Complete Certificate

Applicants not already enrolled in a degree program at the University of British Columbia may be admitted to the Undergraduate Certificate in Adult Learning and Education provided that they meet the minimum standards for admission to undergraduate study (www.calendar.ubc.ca/vancouver/index.cfm?tree=2,0,0,0) at the University of British Columbia, including language proficiency, and the requirements for admission to the diploma program in Adult Education and Learning (www.pdce.educ.ubc.ca/diplomas-certificates/#tab_Admission-0).

University of British Columbia undergraduate students already enrolled in the third or fourth year of one of the degree programs listed below as “eligible degree programs” may complete the Undergraduate Certificate in Adult Learning and Education, but are not required to formally apply for admission to the program. As described below, such students are eligible to apply to receive the certificate upon completion of the certificate requirements. Students should consult with their home Faculty and/or Department prior to completing the certificate requirements to confirm their eligibility for the certificate program and the impact of completing the certificate on their progression towards their degree program.

Students enrolled in UBC degree programs other than those listed below are not eligible to complete the Undergraduate Certificate in Adult Learning and Education, but may complete the required courses as electives if permitted by their degree program.

Eligible degree programs:

    1. B.A.Sc. (Faculty of Applied Science)
    2. B.Sc. (Faculty of Science)

Certificate Requirements

Students must complete a total of 15 credits, consisting of:  
ADHE 327 3
ADHE 329 3
ADHE 330 3
ADHE 412 3
One of ADHE 328 or EDST 493 3
Total Credits 15

Application to Receive Certificate

1) For students enrolled in the Undergraduate Certificate and not concurrently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program:

Upon completion of all required courses, students must apply to receive their certificate from the Professional Development and Community Engagement (PDCE) (www.pdce.educ.ubc.ca/diplomas-certificates/) unit in the Faculty of Education.

Following confirmation of students’ successful completion of all required courses, students will receive a certificate from PDCE.

2) For students pursuing the certificate while enrolled in an eligible undergraduate degree at UBC:

Upon completion of all required courses, students must apply to receive their certificate from the Professional Development and Community Engagement (PDCE) (www.pdce.educ.ubc.ca/diplomas-certificates/) unit in the Faculty of Education.

Following confirmation of students’ successful completion of all required courses, students will receive a certificate from PDCE.


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