Master of Education in Adult Education & Community Development
Master of Education in Adult Education & Community Development Overview
Are you interested in bringing about positive social change where you live or work? Are you committed to social justice and activism? This leading graduate program may be the place for you.
The MEd in Adult Education & Community Development (AECD) is a professional course-based degree program that introduces students to practical applications and theoretical concepts for use in a wide variety of adult learning and community development environments.
It focuses on learning that happens individually and collectively among adults in communities, workplaces, social movements, the street and the virtual world – any place where people come together to create social change.
This program is perfect for those seeking to develop skills for education, community and organizational development roles in public, private and voluntary sector settings.
Our graduates work with newcomers, youth, women’s groups, LGBTQ agencies, organized labour, racialized people and disenfranchised communities in positions that involve community engagement and education, policy development, leadership, mentorship and organizational development.
This non-thesis degree program is not intended for students who wish to engage in a research program or pursue an academic career.
For detailed information about the program, please consult the School of Graduate Studies Calendar.
At a Glance
Full-time (4 sessions)
Part-time (10 sessions)
Funding and Tuition
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Why I Chose Leadership, Adult & Higher Education
Candace Singh (Master of Education 2023)
"I completed a Master of Education in Adult Education and Community Development, mostly online, as much of it was during the pandemic. Despite most of my degree being online, my professors felt accessible and approachable. The skills I have learned are clear in my career performance as well. I actually got hired as an Adult Educator less than a year into my program. The courses are interesting, diverse, and relevant. No wonder I miss it already. I might have to pursue that PhD after all."
Master of Education in Adult Education & Community Development Admission Requirements
General Admission Requirements
Please visit the OISE Admissions website for detailed information about the application process, including general minimum admission requirements and supporting documents.
Program-Specific Information (Minimum Admission Requirements)
Minimum admission requirements for this program are:
- An appropriate bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline or professional program from a recognized university, with a grade equivalent to a University of Toronto mid-B or better in the final year.
- At least a year of relevant work, community or volunteer experience is highly desirable.
- Applications are assessed based on: the clarity of written answers to the faculty admissions questions, strength of letters of reference; grades; work, community or volunteer experience; and fit with the program offerings.
Required Supporting Documents
All applicants must submit:
- Transcript(s) from each post-secondary institution attended.
- Two letters of reference (one academic and one professional).
- Resumé that provides clear and complete information about the applicant's work or field experience related to their proposed studies.
- Answers to the following faculty admissions questions:
- What is your overall background including any employment and/or community engagement/leadership experiences you have had that are related to the field of adult education and community development?
- Why is the Adult Education & Community Development Program a good fit for you?
- How does equity and social justice inform your learning interests?
Ready to join one of the world’s top universities?
Take the next step in your academic journey and start your application to graduate studies at OISE.