Adult & Post-Secondary Education Specialization

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Department of Educational Administration, Foundations & Psychology (EAFP)

The Master of Education in Adult and Post-Secondary Education program is designed to develop leadership in adult education in a wide variety of settings, including universities, community colleges, technical and vocational education, adult learning centres, business and industry and health and social services agencies.

The Master of Education in Adult and Post-Secondary Education balances research, theory, policy and practice and is based on four primary components: a foundational knowledge base, a professional knowledge base, methodological knowledge base and experiential learning.

We embrace the trend to use information and communication technologies for removing distance as a barrier to education, and making learning more accessible. We currently offer several of our courses online and in distributed modalities. Our course, EDUA 7420 Program Planning in Adult Education, won the Web CT 2001 International Exemplary Award for the exemplary use of technology to deliver a distance education course while maintaining strong academic rigor and content robustness.

There are two routes to completing an M.Ed. in Adult & Post-Secondary Education, they include:
Thesis-Based Route
Course-Based Route

Thesis-Based Route

18 credit hours plus thesis

Courses prepare the student to design and implement a research project that leads to the thesis. For the thesis, students will select a research question, gather and interpret data, present the investigation and its results as a written document with the program advisor’s support. An oral defense of the thesis culminates the program.

Coursework and Thesis

  • Core Courses (6 credit hours)
EDUA 7402 Development of Adult Education and Post-Secondary Education (3)
EDUA 7404 Lifelong Learning in Educational Settings (3)
Research Courses (6 credit hours)
EDUA 5800 Introduction to Educational Research (3)

Plus an additional 3 credit hours of research methodology at the 7000 level in the Faculty of Education or at the 3000 level or above in other Faculties.

  • Concentration (6 credit hours)
    The thesis is the focus of the concentration. In addition, students will select six credit hours at the 7000 level coursework from the courses listed below.

 

EDUA 7406 Topics in Adult Education and Post-Secondary Education (3)
EDUA 7420 Program Planning In Adult Education (3)
EDUA 7412 Governance of Post-Secondary Education (3)
EDUA 7810 Evaluating Educational Programs (3)
EDUA 7414 Seminar in the Administration of Post-Secondary Education (3)
EDUB 7390 Curriculum in Vocational Education (3)
EDUB 7416 Teaching and Learning in Post-Secondary Education (3)
EDUB 7420 The Study of Teaching (3)
EDUB 7450 Seminar in Educational Technology (3)
EDUB 7460 Information Technology & Education (3)
EDUB 7430 Trends in Vocational Education (3)
EDUB 7560 Theory & Practice of Curriculum Design and Development (3)

 

or other courses approved by the advisor and department head.
  • Thesis

 

  • Course Level Restrictions
    12 credit hours must be at the 7000 level, the remaining 6 credit hours may be at the 5000 level or above in the Faculty of Education and/or at the 3000 level or above in other faculties.

Course-Based Route

30 credit hours plus comprehensive examination

The student and program advisor select courses that lead to mastery within Adult and Post-Secondary Education and the concentration. As the course component is completed, the student, with the program advisor’s support, prepares a document that demonstrates comprehensive mastery. The document can be a final examination or a project, which may culminate with an oral defense of the document.

Coursework and Comprehensive Option

  • Core Courses (9 credit hours)
EDUA 7402 Development of Adult Education and Post-Secondary Education (3)
EDUA 7404 Lifelong Learning in Educational Settings (3)
EDUA 7408 Seminar in Adult Education and Post-Secondary Education (3)
Research Courses (3 credit hours)
EDUA 5800 Introduction to Educational Research (3)
  • Concentration (9 credit hours)

    Students will select 9 credit hours from the courses listed below:
EDUA 7406 Topics in Adult Education and Post-Secondary Education (3)
EDUA 7420 Program Planning In Adult Education (3)
EDUA 7412 Governance of Post-Secondary Education (3)
EDUA 7810 Evaluating Educational Programs (3)
EDUA 7414 Seminar in the Administration of Post-Secondary Education (3)
EDUB 7390 Curriculum in Vocational Education (3)
EDUB 7416 Teaching and Learning in Post-Secondary Education (3)
EDUB 7420 The Study of Teaching (3)
EDUB 7450 Seminar in Educational Technology (3)
EDUB 7460 Information Technology & Education (3)
EDUB 7430 Trends in Vocational Education (3)
EDUB 7560 Theory & Practice of Curriculum Design and Development (3)
or equivalent courses from other faculties or universities approved by the advisor and department head.
  • Electives (9 credit hours)
    The intent of these electives is to allow students to pursue their specific interests such as Second Language Education, Nursing Education, Medical Education etc.
  • Comprehensive Exam
  • Course Level Restrictions
    18 credit hours must be at the 7000 level, the remaining 12 credit hours may be at the 5000 level or above in the Faculty of Education and/or at the 3000 level or above in other faculties.

Admission Deadlines and Document Requirements:

First things first: Below is a complete list of documents for application to the Adult & Post-Secondary Education  specialization (EAFP).

Education Graduate Program Advisors (Faculty Members)

Marlene Atleo
Adult & Post-Secondary Ed
Research Interests: Diversity and Non-traditional learners; Storywork; Intercultural Education; Aboriginal Education
Contact:
(204) 474 - 6039
Marlene.Atleo@umanitoba.ca


Robert Renaud
Adult & Post-Secondary Ed
Research Interests:  Post-Secondary Education; Measurement & Evaluation
Contact:
(204) 474 - 6786
Robert.Renaud@umanitoba.ca